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Louisiana - Venice & the Gulf of Mexico

Capt. Damon McKnight
March 13, 2005
Venice - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing and Weather!

Ah, the crazy weather forecasters. I am thinking someone paid them to forecast winds for this past week and weekend so everyone would go to the sportsman show. But, then again they give a wrong forecast for free every now and then too. On Friday we had Justin Hanes and friends down. With the expected forecast we chose to go grouper fishing and headed out to the hole. Plenty of grouper were caught, only three good keepers. The snapper on the other hand were thicker than ever with plenty of 10-15lbers. We were only fishing in 50ft. of water and they were biting on the surface so none of them were killed. They were in the exact same place we left them last snapper season. Hopefully they stick around. After wearing out plenty of fish we moved back into state waters and caught a lot of bull reds. Not sure how many.

We cancelled yesterday because of the weather forecast and saved 10 hours of driving for the group. We felt it was safer this way. Turned out to be calm offshore anyway. We will be back out on Tuesday and fishing for the next two weeks, weather permitting of course. Right now the weather forecasts have been inaccurate. Although the wind blew 20 knots on shore yesterday offshore was a different story. This happens a lot this time of year with the transition from Winter to Spring. The best way to figure out the weather right now is to wake up, if it isn't blowing, jump in the boat and go. I have tried a few different forecast companies lately and one of them is wilkens weather. It is expensive but somedays I would think worth it. Their biggest clients are the oil companies. I find the 48 hour forecast to be right on the money but so is NOAA's usually. The only difference is they can give you the forecasted wave height for any block in the Gulf. We still have some open days in April, mainly during the week. We are expecting our new 32ft. Twin-Vee Boat at the end of the month. It will be powered with twin 250 H.P. Evinrude E-Tecs. These boats are the ultimate charter boat for our area. I have fished in just about every boat you can think of, well you can see what boat I chose. Back at it Tuesday.

Capt. Damon McKnight/Super Strike Charters/1 800 318 1720

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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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