Summertime fishing in Venice, LA provides anglers with an amazing opportunity to catch yellowfin tuna, swordfish, sharks, and snappers at night. Paradise Outfitters offers overnight specialty tuna fishing trips which puts anglers on the fish in “the heart of darkness” when fish are feeding most aggressively. Overnight tuna fishing trips are an excellent expedition for groups of anglers interested in maximizing their time on the water when fewer boats are out fishing. The bottom line is less pressure = better fishing.
Paradise Outfitters operates overnight tuna fishing trips to deep water oil rigs as well as secret bottom spots for various bottom dwelling species like snapper, grouper, and cobia.
Over the past ten years, Paradise Outfitters has collected hundreds of GPS coordinates that are wildly productive at night. Summertime (night time) catches often include multiple yellowfin tunas, wahoos, and Gulf of Mexico Red Snappers.
If you’re interested in booking an overnight tuna fishing charter with Paradise Outfitters, please call the office to learn more about the details of the trip and to check availability. Overnight fishing trips are most productive May through November – so be sure to get in touch with Captain Hunter Caballero to discuss the best time of the year to book your offshore fishing trip.
Alternatively, we offer daytime tuna fishing charters in Venice, Louisiana.
Casting topwater lures to tunas that are aggressively feeding on the surface is an unparalleled thrill in the world of sport-fishing. Tuna’s which actively feed on surface baits are ferociously powerful. This fishing style requires long-distance casting and rapid retrieval of large lures – making use of heavy-duty spinning tackle which can withstand immense pressure. Many tunas caught at the surface weigh in excess of 100 lbs. Watching tunas breach the surface and launch several feet into the air is an incredible experience.
The traditional style of creating a “chum line” of chunk baits is commonly used around oil rigs, pumping stations, and drillships to attract tunas. Essentially, this is “handlining” for tunas, which requires the angler to pull 3 to 4-foot segments of line off the reel at a time, allowing the rigged bait to float with the current. This technique requires some practice but is incredibly effective when fish are feeding in the top level of the water column.
Tried and true, trolling for tunas requires deploying artificial or rigged dead baits and dragging them behind the boat. This can be a highly effective method for enticing large tunas to bite but is usually not employed when fishing around oil rigs or pumping stations. Occasionally, slow trolling live baits that are specially bridled can produce bites when tunas are not actively feeding.
This is the preferred method for catching larger tunas. Mullet, pogies, threadfin herring, hardtails, and small tunas are exceptional live baits when properly rigged. There is no more effective technique to entice a tuna to feed than by presenting a frisky live bait at the surface. Catching live bait, depending on the time of year, can be a “must” before heading offshore.
The most physically demanding of all fishing techniques, this requires the use of heavy lead jigs that are specifically designed to sink fast and reach fish several hundred feet down. The angler must rapidly retrieve the jig while creating a “fluttering” motion with the rod – this mimics the behavior of a bait fish fleeing to the surface. Vertical Jigging can be the most effective method for catching fish that are holding tight to structure, deep beneath the waves.
Drill Ships and Floating Oil Rigs are considered the best places to catch tunas while fishing at night.
Calm weather is best for overnight tuna fishing. Typically Spring and Summer months.
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