January, 2020… Another Decade in the books! Around 7:00 am on January 1st we boxed a 60lb Wahoo with our first pass around a rig and it has been on fire ever since. We have had an abundance of them around as of late and they have not been shy. On top of incredible Wahoo fishing the tuna bite has continued to be lights out! With February approaching the big Yellowfin should be moving from the offshore baitballs and congregating on the lumps that made Venice famous. With the amount of giants we have been seeing in the area, this year should be one for the books. Big Yellowfin with a side of Wahoo… who doesn’t like the sound of that?!
As November comes to a close and we approach the end of the year, the big yellowfin continue to stick around in large numbers. We are seeing fish ranging anywhere from schoolies to upwards of 200lbs! These big fish should be around through March with the cooler temperatures pushing bait offshore. We have seen a lot of bait balls popping up already with a mixture of sharks, bonitas, blackfins, and giant yellowfin feeding on them. It is quite a sight to behold! It won’t be long before we start to see the wahoo schooling around the rigs. They are known for their big runs at drag screaming speeds. Winter time is upon us, folks, and it’s looking like it is going to be a great one!
Spring is here, folks, and Venice is the place to be for outrageous offshore action aboard Relentless Sportfishing! Not only is the Yellowfin Tuna bite on fire but we’re burning up drags with Wahoo and going through plenty of filet knives cleaning Swordfish. NOW is the time to book your epic fishing adventure if you want to fish with us in March or April!
Everybody Yell “Wahoo!”
Normally, we’re all about the Tunas when fishing out of world-famous Venice, Louisiana. However, our clients have been screaming “Wahoo!” when we’re fishing around the oil rigs well offshore. That’s because some stud Wahoo have been abusing our trolled artificials as we scout for Tunas.
As you can see above, these are no “weehoos.” These are fully-grown toothy critters that just love to melt drags and break hearts. If you book with us in March or early April, you can go toe-to-toe with one of the fastest species in the Gulf. Period.
Green Light on Yellowfins
Our fishery is best known for monster Yellowfin Tunas and they refuse to be upstaged by the red-hot Wahoo bite. We’ve been finding huge Yellowfins outside of 30 miles and they simply cannot refuse the live mullet, live hardtails or even the specially-crafted chunks that we’re pitching to them.
As you can see, we’ve had no problems getting our clients to tangle with these butterballs, with the Yellowfins ranging from 60 lbs to 100 lbs and even larger.
As if these giants weren’t enough action, there are large numbers of Blackfin Tuna mixed in with the Yellowfins and the Blackfins are averaging a respectable 20 lbs to 30 lbs themselves. If you’re lucky, they can get even bigger!
Daytime Swordfish Too
Recently, the Yellowfin bite has been so good that our clients have been catching their fill of Tunas early into our trips. We can’t just head back in. So, we’ve been daytime dropping down for Swordfish in depths exceeding 1,800 feet.
Swordfishing is truly an amazing endeavor and takes a fair amount of skill and seamanship to keep the bait on target and know when a Swordfish is hooked up. Fortunately, our Relentless Sportfishing Team includes captains who make “daytiming” look easy! This kind of fishing really needs to be experienced to be believed. Call us to book your trip!
Another option for our clients has been deep dropping on a few of our “honey holes” for yet more tasty species like Snapper, Grouper and even Golden Tilefish. Check out this big Tile!
So, you can see that none of our Relentless Sportfishing clients are going home hungry. We are sending our clients home with enough fish to feed a city block! Let’s get out there in comfort and safety in our 36′ Yellowfin center console. You won’t have much time to relax as we get you to the fishing grounds in a hurry courtesy of our triple outboards. You will feel like you are on rails.
Isn’t it time that you got in on the action before the Spring patterns give way to Summer? What are you waiting for? Come be our guest as we introduce you to one of the world’s premier fisheries for the angling experience of a lifetime!
Happy New Year to you and your family. We had quite the year and we are thankful for everyone that chose Relentless Sportfishing. We look forward to fishing with a lot of our repeat customers this year and putting them on trophy tuna, swordfish and more!
January has started out great with some big fish coming over the gunnels. While each day is different, one thing has been consistent: the fish are big! Using a variety of methods we are racing out to the fishing grounds in search of feeding tuna. The birds, shrimp boats, oil rigs, rips, etc have all been good indications of where the fish have been holding, however the best indicator has been your captain. By fishing daily, we generally know where to find the fish from the day before. This is a huge advantage over the “part-time” fleet.
Using our years of logs and time on the water has been our key to success and finding the big fish has been our specialty. We are so happy our customers are not only experiencing Venice Louisiana fishing, but they are getting to experience some of the best fishing around here in 10 years.
Here in January, we already fished 2 bachelor parties as well as 1 corporate event and several private parties. Each group has done a great job reeling in these beast. I am hoping the weather holds this winter season for all our clients on the calendar already as I expect the fishing to continue to be very good!
Here are a few pictures from our Offshore trips:
As we get deeper into our Winter and approach spring, we will be looking for Wahoo as well. Last year the Wahoo season was pretty good. It is nice to slay the tuna and then switch gears to catch some of the biggest wahoo in the country.
If you are looking to go fishing in Venice, LA – we still have several dates available through the end of the spring. Please give us a call and we will get you out there!