Fishing Reports by Captain Susan Gros
About The Author:
Company: Reel Louisiana Adventures
Area Reporting: Venice, Louisiana
Bio: Multi IGFA World Record holder Susan Gros hails from Destin, FL and has been fishing since the age of 6. In 2000, she formed her company Reel Louisiana Adventures to match traveling anglers with the perfect captain for the style of fishing they choose to pursue -- from cobalt bluewater for yellowfin tuna, wahoo and marlin to skinny water redfish on fly. Her motto is "No surprises at the dock." Susan is an active member of Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association. Her photos and feature stories appear in Louisiana Sportsman Magazine as well as other local and national publications.
[Venice,LA] Capt. Bill Delabar used a few tricks including deploying a FRENZY kite to fool some early season dolphin along with a great catch of yellowfin tuna on Saturday for the Nat Parks crew.
[Venice,LA] The Pusin's of Baltimore got to sample some fantastic offshore and inshore fishing in November when they visited New Orleans for a convention.
[Venice,LA] This California couple made their first trek to south Louisiana to catch redfish on fly...it won't be their last trip after the non-stop action they experienced!
[Venice,LA] The wind and rains finally gave us a break and the result was a bountiful catch of BIG yellowfin tuna!
[Venice,LA] When the wind blew steady out of the East for weeks, trips were still productive by fishing the rigs in West Delta for red snapper, grouper and cobia.
[Venice,LA] The group from Structural Steel Services had a great time catching everything from tuna to redfish to red snapper over the Labor Day weekend.
[Venice,LA] While fishing offshore in Venice, LA. Melody landed her first yellowfin with Capt. Kevin and got an initiation she won't soon forget.
[Venice,LA] The 10th Annual Faux Pas Invitational Rodeo participants faced rough seas, thunderstorms and even hail. "TEAM FRENZY" overcame the obstacles fishing on the 32-Twin Vee "Anger Management" with Capt. Bill Delabar and took home top honors in the Wahoo division.
[Venice,LA] Jeff Harris made his first visit to Venice. He assumed it would take three days to catch enough fish to fill his ice chest, but he was wrong...it only took one trip with Capt. Bill to max out all thier cooler space!
[Venice,LA] Michael Croal gathered up a group from across the coast to sample some of the HOT world-class fishing Venice, Louisiana has to offer.
[Venice,LA] Corey Summers had been waiting for his big day and just wanted to catch a tuna. He got his wish in the form of a 120-pound brute that tested his stamina for over an hour!
[Venice,LA] Karen Caldwell's ANTICIPATION of her big 40th birthday trip kept her on pins and needles for 2 months. Capt. Hunter Caballero put the icing on her bitrday cake with a trip that exceeded her expectations!
[Venice,LA] The B & I Services crew needed a break from working FEMA Disaster Recovery. The group landed plenty of nice dolphin, yellowfin tuna and got a special treat when a 32-foot whale shark decided to swim right to the boat and put it's head above the water.
[Venice,LA] George Layton had often read about the tiny fishing vilage of Venice. On Friday he tried his luck onboard Capt. Bill Delabar's Twin Vee. George and friend Kenny, landed their first yellowfin tuna, first mahi-mahi and FIRST marlin -- all before 2 o'clock! "WHAT A FISHERY!! - We've found fishing nirvana!" the pair stated during the ride back to the dock.
[Venice,LA] Thirty nine sportfishing boats traversed the turbid Gulf to comptete in the 3rd Annual Cajuns Canyons Billfish Classic. While the anglers complained of bumpy conditions, the fish sure didn't seem to mind!
[Venice,LA] The International Women\'s Fishing Assocation had great results fishing the fish-rich waters of Venice,LA. in May.
[Venice,LA] Skinny water fishing for redfish offers heart-stopping, line stipping action. These "cajun bonefish" will give you a run for your money!
[Venice,LA] Helpin the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas collect fish to restock their Gulf of Mexico exhibit after Hurricane Katrina devasted nearly 4,000 fish and animals.
[Venice,LA] April can be "iffy" for tuna fishing, but Capt. Bill Delabar found them stacked up and hungry on Sunday.
[Venice,LA] Opening day of red snapper season yeilded not only limits of snapper but yellowfin tuna too!
[Venice,LA] The Olsons of Wyoming wanted to escape the ice, so htey headed for sunny Venice,Louisiana.
[Venice,LA] When the yellowfin action on the Lump cooled off earlier this week, Capt. Hunter made a bold move to find them.
[Venice,LA] Chris Crowe and his team from Magnolia Steel had their hands full with the blackfin tuna action on an otherwise slow day on the Lump.
[Venice,LA] Laura Marshall of Baton Rouge had faith in her "Lucky Lure" and it paid off!
[Venice,LA] When the sun comes out and the winds are down, it creates the PERFECT scenario to sight cast to redfish in skinny water.
[Venice,LA] This group of New Yorkers got into some serious redfish action this week in Venice, LA.
[Venice,LA] It's that time of year when giant yellowfin tuna exceeding 200-pounds, triple digit wahoo and the "prize of the Lump" - mako sharks - swarm over the Midnight Lump.
[Venice,LA] Mike came down from Missouri and wanted to catch "anything that pulled hard." A trip to East bay in Venice fulfilled his wish and more...
[Venice,LA] Dr. Blem and his guests were up to the challenge and came home with this fat 150-pound Yellowfin-Bob's FIRST!
[Venice,LA] Jim McDowell spent a memorable day on the Lump with his dad...that's what it's all about!