Along with the big tuna and wahoo we have found the swordfish bite to get red hot this time of year. Like everything else, they are typically big! A plus sized swordfish will give any fish we catch a run for it’s money. We hook them in deep water and they will often shoot straight to the surface, jump, then head back to the bottom just as fast. They are a force to be reckoned with!
2021 has already started strong. We have checked multiple species off the list in the first month of fishing including big tuna, wahoo, swordfish, and even a mako shark. As we move into February the lump is beginning to fire off which has been a big producer over the past couple of years. Last February and March we saw the best fishing Venice has probably ever seen. With all the big tuna around we expect more of the same this year! These big fish should be around until the end of March.
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!
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