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Louisiana - Venice & the Gulf of Mexico

Capt. Damon McKnight
March 7, 2005
Venice - Saltwater Fishing Report

Lost the big one.

Saturday, trip cancelled last minute so no fishing for us, but for the boats that I talked to that went out, they smoked the tuna. A good mix of blackfin and yellowfin. Yesterday we had Chad Heiser and gang. The morning started out slow for us, we made a little move and at about noon we started catching blackfin, by 1:00 we put 7 in the boat still waiting for the big boy, and it finally happened. The guys made a group effort and fought him for about 50 minutes. The gaff was in hand when a 140lb-150lb. yellowfin popped up, just out of range, one head shake, the line broke, and that was it for the day. I am a fishing tackle freak and have used just about every type of line, and used every type of reel on the market. Duel reels are definately the best. I cannot say enough about sufix fishing line, last year we caught some big blue marlin on straight 80lb. test, huge tuna, and plenty of other fish. Yesterday I was out of sufix floro. and had to settle for shakespeare brand floro. in the 80 and 60lb. test. The reason the leader broke is because it was rubbing against the tunas teeth. This has happened before and sometimes we make out o.k., but I found the shakespeare brand to fray easily as compared to sufix and ande floro. It is strong as long as it stays clean. Sufix and Jinkai are the strongest lines I have used for the diameter. I like using the smallest diameter line I can but still have enough strength to handle the fish we are after. Momoi and Triple Fish are also very strong, but there 80lb. test can be compared to 100lb. test in suf. and jink. As always it was a heartbreaker, because none of the guys had caught a yellowfin before. I think they will be back soon. Back at it when the weather straightens out.

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Offshore fishing for Tuna, Marlin, Dolphin, Wahoo, and many other species. As seen on ESPN Outdoors. We are located 1 hour south of New Orleans in Venice, La. at the Venice Marina

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Super Strike Charters
237 Sports Marina Road
Venice, LA 70460
Phone: 985.960.1900
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