The last few weeks have been non stop action on the water. We went on several overnighters and several day trips. The overnight trips have been producing 10 plus yellowfin tuna and several wahoo and dolphin. There is a nice rip starting to form up and the action is hot if you find the right area. We are still seeing plenty of cobia around and the amberjack have been easy picking. We have caught some of the best red snapper ever in the last week, one weighing almost 40lbs. We are about to head out on another overnight trip and I will post another report when I return.Book your trip of a lifetime now before the calendar fills up!
Grand Isle Deep Sea Fishing Fishing ReportI wanted to give a fishing report from the past couple of days. Saturday, we decided to try our luck bottom fishing, we stopped on the way out and picked up some nice wahoo. We then headed south to pick up some amberjack and grouper. We got a nice limit of amberjack along with a warsaw grouper, cobia, and gag grouper then headed in for some red snapper and mangroves. The action was fast and we limited out on red snapper all over 20 inches. The snapper population has definitely come back in the last 2 years. We picked up another dozen mangrove s and decided to finish the rest of the day snorkeling. I took 1 customer at a time and we free dove to the rig picking off some nice mangroves. Another great trip with Matt Williams and crew!
Sunday was everyone's first time offshore. They decided on bottom fishing for the day. After making bait and dodging storms all morning by radar, our first stop produced a half dozen 20 plus lb. blackfin tuna, a nice cobia along with a few bonita for great bait. The day started off a little slow with shark after shark. We swithced rigs and quickly limited out on nice amberjack. We headed in to one of my favorites wrecks and limited out with nice red snapper in 15 minutes. What a great fathers day present!
Monday and Tuesday, went out with a friend of mine on his 43 ft viking. It was great to sit in the tower and troll baits for 2 days. This was the most marlin action that I have ever seen in the Gulf in 2 days of my life. We trolled a nice blue water rip about 50 miles south of Grand Isle. I have never seen the rip as loaded with chicken dolphin. We caught some nice dozen bull dophin and a few wahoo. We had 9 confirmed marlin up and saw a few others free jumping on the rip. I guess it just wasn't our day. The rip was pushing really hard south, but there was a distinct line from south of Moxie all the way until Grand Isle 115. If you are looking for some blue water action, this would be a great weekend to give it a try. We have a few openings next week and last minute cancellation for 4th of July weekend. I have 2 day trips and then back to back overnighters-I will post a report on Tuesday.
Captain Lance Walker
225-445-1005Fourchon Louisiana Charter Fishing ReportWow snapper season is closed. This has been the best year of snapper fishing I have ever seen. But with all of the tuna showing up in strong numbers. It will be nice to put the bottom rods away and go chase some big fish and last week that is what we did. I had two dat trips last week and with some nice weather we decided to chase tuna. We left the dock a little early to beat the crowd and it payed off. We caught bait the night before so there were no stops, just 36mph straight to the tuna grounds. First drift 60lbs yellowfin hooked up. A good fight one in the boat. We set up again and the action continued. We ended up with 8 yellowfin the first day and 9 yellowfin the next. From there we headed in closer picked up a limit of red snapper, along with a few grouper and amberjack. The next trip an overnighter and it was on. We headed out around 12:00p.m. by 8:00p.m. we had ten yellowfin in the boat all over 60lbs. We decided to run in a little closer, get some rest and get ready for the morning bite. The crew only wanted 2 more yellowfin and by 7:00a.m. we had 2 more in the boat and were headed snapper fishing. We picked up a quick limit of snapper along with some almaco jacks and a few banded rudder fish. Kevin Hunter ran the boat on Friday and Saturday and wore out the bottom fish. He spent some time cobia fishing and said it really paid off. They had a mixed bag that all looked tastey to me. Sunday I had an over nighter scheduled and even with the conditions getting bad we decided to give it a try. Eric and his crew had flown in for all over and they wanted to at least give it a try for some bottom fish. So at 2:00p.m. and no wind we loaded up and headed out. First stop we made bait and got a quick limit of red snapper. With plenty of daylight and the sea's still 2 to 3 we headed south. I knew we wouldn't have much time to fish so we made quick work of it when we got there. First drift hooked up. With one nice yellowfin now in the box and the winds increasing we knew there wasn't much time left. We pulled out the Frenzy kite and before the bait was all the way out, fish on. Kevin grabbed another rod and it was fish on again. After 15 minutes we had 4 nice yellowfin on. The seas were around 6 to 8ft and this was our last drift. We landed all 4 fish weighing(60 to 90lbs) and got ready for the long ride in. As the sun set we were still 60 miles out running 22knts and the wind was gusting over 45mph. We arrived back at Belle Pass marina around 11:00p.m. Everyone was glad to see we had made it in and other than getting a little wet, the boat road good with a side sea and we were all really glad we had made the trip happen. We still have some openings in August and September, the tuna fishing is on and the cobia are showing up everywhere. For a great offshore trip out of Fourchon La, to the Mississipi Canyon, or the Green Canyon give us a call. I run a 32ft. twin vee catamaran and will put you on the fish.
Capt. Lance Walker (225)445-1005Grand Isle, LA Fishing Report
The last week has been great. We have fished everyday until the bad weather got here. Last weekend we started off chasing tuna. The bait has showed up and the bite was on. We caught several tuna in the 80lb range and the biggest weighing in at 130. The wahoo are still thick and were catching a few everyday to add to the box. We finished each day with a limit of amber jacks and a few cobia. Sunday opening day of snapper season and it was a good one. We finished up with a nice limit of snapper weighing between 10lbs and 15lbs. We also had two warsaw groupers (one we let go) a nice gag grouper, one scamp grouper, a limit of amberjack, three tuna, five dolphin, one cobia, a 40lb and 60lb wahoo. Not sure what else you could ask for, what a fun day on the water. The next two days we limited out on big snapper, amberjack and managed to put a few wahoo in the boat. The weather doesn't look to good for the next few days so we are waxing and working on the boat. I will post the rest of the pictures when I get them. I fish out of Bridge Side Marina in Grand Isle and Bell Pass Marina in Fourchon. There are days when I don't see another boat the entire time we are out fishing. For a trip of a lifetime give us a call.
Our group went for a trip w/ Capt Peace Marvel anuary last Friday. Mr Al Rogers wanted to do a story on
Wahoo fishing in Venice so we put together a crew
and went hunting. We left Venice Marina about
5:30am and headed out into the gulf...the 2 to 4 ft
seas we were expecting turned out to be a sheet
of glass...a pleasant surprise to all of us. Peace
took us to our first spot and we put lures in the
water. Before we could get all the lines in the
water, we had a strike. Turned out to be a 70-ish
lb Yellowfin. Things slowed down a bit after that
and we had to keep moving. We tried a few spots
without much luck. We then found some birds
diving over some bait fish out in open water. We
set the lines out and made a pass through and -
bam - hookup! We proceeded to catch blackfin
after blackfin. After about 10 of them, this spot
slowed down and we had to move again. Capt
Peace made an executive decision that worked
extremely well. We moved to another spot and got
right into the Wahoo, going 4 for 6. At one point
we had a triple hookup...a wahoo, an amberjack,
and a jack crevalle...all at the same time! That
spot started to slow down so we moved again, hit
one more spot, and headed in. All in all, we
finished with 1 YFT, 10 BFT, 4 wahoo, and an
amberjack. It was pretty much non-stop action
with a few lulls here and there but an awesome
trip all around. Al's son Jack was able to catch his
first wahoo so that was worth the trip in itself.
Check out the fishin w/ Capt Peace video on