You would be hard-pressed to find another destination in the USA that provides anglers with a more fantastic opportunity to catch yellowfin, blackfin, and bluefin tuna year-round. The bottom line is that deep-sea anglers catch more yellowfin tuna off the coast of Venice, Louisiana than anywhere else in the world. Paradise Outfitters is one of the top tuna fishing charters in town.
Offering full day and overnight trips, Paradise Outfitters is a full-time professional Venice, LA Tuna Fishing Charter specializing in putting their customers on schools of yellowfin and blackfin tuna.
Tuna fishing in Venice, LA is an experience unlike any other and is a real test of strength and endurance. In the Gulf of Mexico, anglers can reel in yellowfin tuna up to 240 pounds. So prepare for battle and expect to test your might on a tuna fishing charter with Paradise Outfitters.
Yellowfin tuna is a species of albacore and is also known as the “ahi” fish. It is one of the largest tuna species, in some cases weighing in at over 350 pounds, the same size as an Atlantic bluefin tuna. Although yellowfin is not the largest tuna, it is reputable for its incredible strength, rivaling the leviathan Pacific Blue Fin tunas, reaching 1,000 pounds.
Yellowfin Tuna is a fast and powerful fish found anywhere from the Gulf of Mexico to Hawaii, often traveling in large schools close to the surface where they hunt actively for food. Fishing for yellowfins in Venice, LA, is a challenge in and of itself as these fish fight hard for their freedom and are unwavering in their endurance.
Most yellowfin tuna caught in Venice, LA are between 20 and 60lbs, but larger fish come into the area in the winter and fall months. Captain Scott Leger of Paradise Outfitters holds the current Louisiana State Record for Yellowfin Tuna – 240lbs. Captain Leger is a tremendously experienced fishing guide at honing in on these giant fish with precision.
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.
Tuna are a highly migratory species that travels to find food. Tunas can be found near pumping stations, floating oil rigs, and patrolling the open ocean for schools of bait.
There are several tuna seasons in Venice, LA, but this is a year-round fishery. Early Fall and Early Spring are considered the best months to catch a giant.