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Old 03-18-2010, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
Capt. Mike Ellis
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Harvey La
Posts: 39
Winter is almost over in Venice

Now that our winter season is just about past us. It’s time to move on to the good stuff. Warm weather and livebait tuna fishing. This winter was full of ups and downs. It was either a wide open bite or you had to resort to whatever would bite that day. On some days it was only sharks and kingfish. And then the next day it was a tuna slaughter. With the Wahoo bite we had last year this year’s bite would have some big shoes to fill. We are not getting the numbers we did last year but the average size is up from last year so that makes up for numbers. Like with Jason Gauthier’s crew in from ffice:smarttags" />lace w:st="on">Connecticutlace>. They had three Wahoo that weighed in at 263lbs. Plus all of the topwater blackfin they wanted. Of course as with the rest of the winter, the following day the fishing dropped off. With the blackfin only biting for about forty five minutes then stopping for the rest of the day. The yellowfin which are everybody’s favorite have played hardball most of the year but when you get them they were all over 150lbs. You just had to put your time in for them. On the days the wahoo and tuna didn’t want to play. The jigging tackle and the jigs I import and sell were brought out and the jacks and other assorted fun fish were caught.
Here are a few shots from this winter.
Capt. Mike
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