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Charter Fishing The Midnight Lump

The Midnight Lump is world-renowned for its legendary sport fishing. Rising to within 200ft of the surface, this underwater salt mountain provides refuge for countless fish on a daily basis.

Yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, large amberjacks, red snapper, sharks, marlinmahi-mahi, kingfish, wahoo, and dozens of other fish flocks to the Midnight Lump in search of food and shelter – an underwater mountain paradise of nutrients and bait.

While many charter boats out of Venice, LA fish the Midnight Lump effectively, our fishing guides have mastered the techniques needed to locate and catch the trophy fish which call this unrivaled fishing ground home. Located about 40 miles southwest of Venice, LA, the Midnight Lump is considered the fishing capital of the Gulf Coast.

The Midnight Lump is hailed as the best recreational tuna fishing grounds in the continental United States – year after year massive schools of yellowfin and blackfin tuna invade the waters surrounding the Midnight Lump – aggressively feeding on baitfish.

The lump is located on top of a large salt dome that covers roughly two square miles – because of this dome, the ocean floor becomes drastically shallower (between 200 and 250 feet), which is what causes the ocean currents to trap smaller fish in the area, attracting larger fish like tuna and marlin. The Midnight Lump offers the ultimate deep sea fishing experience in the Gulf Coast region. The lump offers world-class tuna fishing and is notorious for holding some of the largest tuna to swim in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Lump is at the top of a large salt dome, located approximately 40 miles southwest off the coast of Venice, Louisiana, and is legendary for exceptional bluewater fishing.

The combination of shallower waters (depth ranges between 200 and 250 ft.) and the large schools of baitfish that get caught in the current is what makes fishing on the Lump more productive than any other region in the Gulf of Mexico.

It is the principal feeding ground for migratory and many of the largest yellowfin tuna found in the Gulf of Mexico.

map showing the location of the midnight lump in the Gulf of Mexico off the cost of Venice, Louisiana
diagram showing a diagram of the midnight lump in the Gulf of Mexico off the cost of Venice, Louisiana

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Our Captain Scott and first mate Taylor were excellent! They really knew what they were doing and streamlined the entire process, making for an awesome experience! They were friendly and very accommodating. Scott navigated the boat like a champion. I had such a great time! We caught many fish and the entire experience was wonderful. I highly recommend Paradise Outfitters.
John Graziano
I flew over to Louisiana from Tampa, Florida for a couple days of tuna fishing with Captains Hunter and Drew. It was absolutely incredible! Captain Hunter is professional and extremely knowledgable about fishing around the rigs. Drew is very determined on the water and works hard to put customers on the fish. These guys are the real deal down in Venice and their experience put me on some absolute monsters. The first fish we hooked into was a ~300lb blue marlin! The fish was safely released after a two-hour battle which nearly brought me to my knees. We followed up with a wahoo, blackfin tunas, and some big yellowfin tunas. Words don't really describe the fishing you'll get with Paradise Outfitters; it's something that must be experienced.
Robert Slipkovich
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