CAPT JOSH HOWARD
Venice, LA USA
In this age of social media, it makes it too easy
for us to share our pictures and reports daily
from our phones. So I know its been a while
since a report or picture from us but we do still
sponsor the site and we will try to see you a
little more in the future.
With rain and wind outside my door tonight, I
would say no chance of fishing trips over the
next few days. The last few weeks has
produced some nice fish though , Several
yellowfin tuna over 100 pounds. I think Capt
Mitch caught our biggest at 175 pounds which
is in the process of getting a replica made now.
Many huge blacken tuna and some nice wahoo
are also being caught. The yellowfin bite this
time of year can be up and down and this year
has been no different . We get on them for a few
days and then they seem to disappear for a
while. We have had a few really tough days but
overall its been productive. Not much live bait
around this time of year so the smell of cut
pogies and the cut bait of the day fill the air and
the cutting board is working overtime. Many
hooks are donated to the sharks and kings but
for that sound of a screaming 50 wide…… it
somehow makes it all worth it .
I wouldn’t really say that we have gotten on a
crazy wahoo bite this year but some have been
boated. Our best catch was the 60 pound
wahoo Capt Gray hooked and landed on a
verticle jig a few weeks ago. Always happy to
With the amberjack size limit being increased to
34 inches this year….. you know that we have
caught a ton of 30-33 inch fish. What used to
be an easy limit of jacks has turned into mission
impossible when using jigs. We seem to always
hook the bigger amberjack on live bait but its a
bit hard to come by right now. I did see some
large hardtail on the surface at a few platforms
the other day but they wouldn’t touch a sabiki…
they get like that sometimes when they are
hanging out on the surface.
It won’t be long now till we are in full Spring
fishing mode. We will make the transition from
fishing the natural bottoms to the shelf
platforms and even the deep water platforms .
Cant wait for flip flops and blue water.
We have plenty dates open on both boats right
now. We also have a condo at Cypress Cove for
rent…. you can rent it even if you are not fishing
with us. Check us out on Facebook to keep up
with our day to day trips and pictures. Please
see our website for any detail and please call us
today to set up your trip offshore.
Capt Josh Howard