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Venice Offshore Fishing for Yellowfin Tuna in Louisiana


A LITTLE WEIGHT TO HIM, MAYBE.THAT
S WHAT ONE DID TO ME, COME UP, COME UP, ALL bjbjIT S EERIE HOW THE FOG ROLLS
IN LIKE THAT, BLAIR.IN A HEARTBEAT.
WELCOME BACK Y ALL. WE ARE STILL SITTIN OUT
AT THE SAME RIG. IT LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT,
WE JUST HAD A NICE BIG FOG BANK ROLL IN. WE
RE FISHING OFF OF VENICE, LOUISIANA ABOUT
ELEVEN HUNDRED FEET OF WATER, AND I DON T
SEE ANY OIL WHATSOEVER OUT HERE.I
MEAN, THE FISHING IS DIFFERENT, BUT YOU CAN
T REALLY BLAME, THERE S NOTHING YOU CAN BLAME
ON THE OIL THAT I M SEEING RIGHT NOW.
YEAH.IT S ALL JUST, JUST FISHING.
YEAH YOU FRY THEM IN THE OIL ANYWAY
RIGHT?YOU FRY THEM IN OIL. (LAUGH).
WE VE BEN INSHORE, NOW WE RE OFFSHORE
CATCHING YELLOWFIN, CATCHING REDFISH AND TROUT,
BLACK DRUM INSHORE. GOT ONE ON MIKE?
YEP.HE S GOT A BLACKFIN ON OR SOMETHING
NOW.NICE ONE ON THE JIG.
GET HIM SON. OOH THAT S A ROLAND MARTIN SON
THERE, HUH? (LAUGH).I THINK SOMETHING
S AFTER HIM. YEAH, CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.
YOU SAY YOU THINK SOMETHING S AFTER HIM?
I BELIEVE SO, HE S NOT, NOT ACTING QUITE RIGHT.
COMING UP, HUH?I DON T THINK
I VE GOT MUCH LEFT OF(LAUGHS).THE SUDDEN DOOO!BARELY SEE HIM, OHH
A LITTLE YELLOW?IS IT?LOOK S LIKE A SMALL YELLOW. NO, IT S JUST A GOOD
BLACK.GOOD BLACKFIN.THAT D BE PERFECT BAIT SIZE, ESPECIALLY IN THE
SUMMER IF WE RE GONNA TRY TO LIVE BAIT A MARLIN. THAT D BE CANDY RIGHT HERE.THAT D
BE HIM HUH?THAT WOULD BE HIM.YOU GETTIN ABOUT READY MIKE?YEAH,
HE S RIGHT HERE. STEP BACK FOR YOU.BLACKFIN TUNA. LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING REALLY
NEAT THAT I JUST FIND FASCINATING ABOUT A TUNA. IT S HOW THEY CAN GO THROUGH THE WATER
SO FAST. THESE PECK FINS ACTUALLY FOLD BACK INTO THE BODY, AND IF YOU SEE THERE S A LITTLE
RIDGE RIGHT HERE IN THEIR BODY. AND IF YOU EVER GET OUT HERE WITH MIKE AND CATCH ONE,
LOOK AT THIS, IT S ABSOLUTELY COOL, THEY FOLD THAT BACK DOWN. AND MIKE SAID THEY FOLD THEIR
DORSAL DOWN TOO.YEAH, ALSO THE DORSAL GOES RIGHT IN THAT LITTLE SLOT.IT
GOES IN AND JUST BECOMES PERFECTLY HYDRO-DYNAMIC. THAT IS A GOOD SPECIMEN.YEAH AND
ALSO WHEN YOU RE SPEARFISHING THESE, ALL YOU SEE IS THE LITTLE FINLETS RIGHT THERE. THERE
S NOT A FIN MOVING AT ALL, AND ALL THE SUDDEN THOSE LITTLE FINLETS WILL START TWITCHIN AND
IT S GONE. YOU LL NEVER SEE ANY FIN MOVEMENT AT ALL.LET S JOLT THIS GUY BACK IN.
ALRIGHT. SEND HIM IN HEAD FIRST AND-.GET ANOTHER.CHARGE HIM UP.
AND OFF HE WENT.AND OFF HE WENT.AWESOME, WE RE GOING TO GET
ANOTHER ONE. AND WHAT MIKE DID HERE, THE FOG BANK CAME IN AND THEY WEREN T POPPIN ANYMORE,
SO MIKE PUT ON A DEEP JIG AND DROPPED IT STRAIGHT DOWN. AND JUST BASICALLY JIGGIN WHAT A HUNDRED?
DROPPED ABOUT ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FOOT.UNBELIEVABLE.CRANKED IT TWO,
THREE TIMES AND THAT WAS IT.ALL YOU VE GOT TO DO IS COME WITH MIKE. HE CAN TELL
YOU WHAT TO DO. (LAUGHS). I M GONNA GET MY JIG.SEE IF WE CAN T FIND ANOTHER
ONE LIKE THAT. IF YOU SEE BLAIR, YOU LOOK UP THERE, YOU VE GOT A MAN OF WAR JELLY FISH.
YEAH.WHAT THESE TUNAS ARE DOING IS THEY RE COMING UP UNDER THE MAN OF
WAR, AND THEY RE BUSTIN THE MAN OF WARS TO GET THE LITTLE MINNOWS OUT FROM UNDERNEATH
THEM.OH, HE ATE IT. THERE HE IS! I THINK HE S HOOKED NOW. SHAKIN THAT HEAD
BROTHER, SHAKIN THAT HEAD. NOW HE S RUNNIN . (LAUGHS).AWESOME MAN, GOOD JOB.
I THINK THAT S THE MAN THERE.I BELIEVE SO.MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT.
WE JUST SAW HIM COME UP UNDER THOSE MAN OF WARS A MINUTE AGO.SO THEY
ATE THOSE LITTLE MAN OF WAR FISH?IT S LIKE A REAL BRIGHT BLUE BACKED BAIT UNDERNEATH
THOSE MAN OF WARS.YEAH THIS IS A GOOD ONE.LOOK JUST SOUTH OF US BLAIR.
I M A LITTLE BUSY. THIS IS ONE OF THE ONES WE SAW JUMP.YEAH.
THESE RODS ARE PERFECT FOR OUT HERE IN THESE SIZED FISH. OH, HE S GOING THE OTHER WAY AGAIN.
THAT ROD DOES HAVE GREAT ACTION ON IT.MOST ANYBODY KNOWS THESE PAST
FEW SHOWS I VE BEEN AT. AT THE TRADE SHOWS, I VE BEEN SHOWING THEM THESE. ANYBODY KNOWS
THIS IS THE SHORT VERSION OF IT, THIS IS THE SEVEN-SIX. AND I TELL YOU WHAT, IT HAS SOME
POWER.JUST LOOKING AT IT NOW, YOU VE GOT PLENTY OF BACKBONE BUT STILL ENOUGH
TIP TO THROW THOSE LIGHTER LURES AT THESE TUNA.YEAH.OH YEAH, FOR WHAT
WE DO, THAT S PERFECT. YOU DON T NEED ANYTHING MORE THAN THAT. SO MANY PEOPLE TRY TO OVER-ROD
THEMSELVES. TAKE ALL THE FUN OUT OF IT.WHEN I FIRST STARTED COMIN OUT HERE, Y ALL
WERE USING THIRTY WIDES AND SIXTY WIDES.FIFTY WIDES ON THIN BUTTS. KIND OF EVOLVED
A LITTLE BIT FROM THAT.CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR YOU NEED IT DON T YOU?
OCTOBER WE USE FIFTIES AND HUNDRED, HUNDRED THIRTY POUND MAIN LINE. SOME OF THE FISH BEHIND
THE SHRIMP BOATS ON A TYPICAL WINTER PATTERN, WHEN WE RE ONTO THE DIFFERENT HUMPS AND STUFF
LIKE THAT.YEAH.WE D USE FIFTIES AND EIGHTY POUND, HUNDRED POUND LINE.
IT S SO MUCH MORE FUN.DEFINITELY A LOT MORE FUN.I LIKE USING SPIN
SO MUCH MORE THAN I DO CONVENTIONAL. CAUSE IT JUST, YOU FEEL THE FISH MORE.FEEL
THE FISH MORE.INSTEAD OF FIGHTING HIM WITH A POOL CUE. I TELL YOU WHAT, IF THIS
FISH IS A BLACKFIN HE S GOING TO BE A MONSTER.I BELIEVE THAT S ONE OF THOSE NICE
YELLOWS WE SAW POPPINOOH, WE RE GOING TO EAT TONIGHT BROTHER. STAYIN DOWN THERE
AT CAJUN FISHING ADVENTURES WITH RYAN LAMBERT.PUTS ON A GOOD OPERATION UP THERE.
OH YEAH, HE SAID MAKE SURE YOU BRING SOME TUNA BACK IF YOU GET A COUPLE. I KNOW
YOU WILL WITH MIKE. (LAUGHS).I THINK WE RE GONNA WORK ON BRINGING A COUPLE BACK.
WOO, THAT S A GOOD ONE THERE BRO.NICE YELLOW. PROBABLY FIFTY?
FIFTY?AHH, MAYBE JUST SHY OF IT.CAUGHT A REDFISH IN THE MARSH YESTERDAY
THAT WAS FIFTY POUNDS.(LAUGHS). THIS ONE MIGHT PULL THAT ONE BACKWARDS.
YEAH, I THINK YOU RE RIGHT. THIS ONE HERE WOULD, THIS ONE HERE DEFINITELY WOULD VE PULLED
THAT ONE BACKWARDS ALL DAY LONG.NICE FISH BLAIR.THAT IS A GOOD. YOU WANNA
WALK BACK?YEAH LET S WALK HIM ON BACK. LET S SEE IF WE CAN T INTRODUCE THAT
ONE TO THE GRILL TONIGHT.YOU GOT IT BROTHA.YEAH, I THINK THIS ONE
WILL FIT ON THE GRILL-(LAUGHS) IN A COUPLE OF PIECES. THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT
SEAGUAR FLUOROCARBON. GOOD TO GO? YES SIR, BROTHER. THAT IS GONNA BE SOME GOOD EATS TONIGHT.
THERE WE GO. LOOK AT THAT SWIMMIN MULLET DOWN IN HIS THROAT MAN. DID HE WANT
THAT OR WHAT?HE LIKED IT. YELLOWFIN TUNA. Y ALL STAY TUNED WE RE GONNA BE RIGHT
BACK WITH SOME MORE ADDICTIVE FISHING. THAT ONE FOLDS DOWN TOO. WOO! HYDRO-DYANMIC, THAT
S WHY HE WAS PULLING THAT DRAG OUT SO GOOD. WE RE GONNA BE RIGHT BACK WITH SOME MORE YELLOW
FIN TUNA, Y ALL STAY TUNED.

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