Team Home Run Charters Scores First at Tournament

 

Team Home Run Charters Scores First at Tournament

By Craig Lamb

Leave it to the guys at Home Run Charters & Lodge to punctuate why they own the phrase that defines their business.

home port of Venice, La. What makes the trip so worthwhile is the relatively short run it takes to get to the tuna water. The migratory tuna come within 10 miles of the Mouth of Passes or point where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. 

Recently, Capt. John Pisa and his team of top-notch anglers put together an all-star win at the Faux Pas Lodge Invitational. Team Home Run Charters caught the heaviest yellowfin tuna in the trophy only species category of the offshore division.

“You might say we put the ‘T’ in tuna for that tournament,” said Capt. John Pisa. “We put together a great team and effort.”

Indeed they did. The yellowfin weighed 152 pounds. Joining Pisa on the team were Brad Fruchtnicht, Corey Gradwohl, Zach Joseph, Matt Marcello, Stephen Pisa, Woody Reilly, Bradley Schmidt and Scot Stansbury.

The tournament has become one of southeast Louisiana’s premier events.

The size of yellowfin caught by the team is what you can expect to catch on a trip to Home Run Charters & Lodge.

The action gets hot when the yellowfin take flight. The aerobatic displays are unforgettable. So is hooking up with tuna up to 50 or 150 pounds cruising through. Some grow even bigger.

Pisa says trolling for deep fish and setting lines behind a chum line are two popular methods his clients can expect to use on a day of fishing. So are topwater fishing and chunking baits at schooling tuna.

The day typically begins at 6 a.m. and runs 12 hours. 

You’ll do that in style aboard some of the fastest and best-equipped boats in Venice. What that means is getting to the tuna water ahead of everyone else. Home Run Charters operates two 36’ Yellowfin 36 center console boats that are powered by 300-horsepower Yamaha outboards. The fish can’t hide, either. The boats are rigged with the latest GPS mapping and sonar devices available.

Click here to view more about the offshore fleet of boats.

Fast boats, world class fishing and knowledge you gain that makes you and even better angler the next time out. What could be better?

After a long day on the water, you find out upon returning to the dock. Home Run Lodges is no ordinary Venice end-of-the-road fish camp. Stylish Tommy Bahama furnishings set over rich hardwood floors. Separate living and dining rooms with a bar and kitchen.

Choose from non-inclusive or all-inclusive. With that, you get a decadent five-course meal, breakfast, and lunch to take on the boat.

Eat, sleep, fish. Repeat.

The perfect fishing vacation is waiting for you at Home Run Charters & Lodge.

Got questions? Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Ready to book a trip. Go for it by clicking here. Got more questions? Call (504) 982-8862, or (504) 909-TUNA.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com 

 

 

Not Your Ordinary Fish Camp

 

Not Your Ordinary Fish Camp

By Craig Lamb

Travel to Venice, Louisiana, and find fish camps lined up along the Mississippi River. Most are rustic by design. After all, you come here for the world-class saltwater fishing that is not far away in the Gulf of Mexico.

A place to lay your head at night after a long day of catching yellowfin tuna, grouper, snapper, and the latest craze, swordfish, is the basic need. A decent meal and a bed are what you get at most fish camps.

The Lodges at Home Run Charters is not your average fish camp. Arrive, and you find elegance, comfort, and first-class service, dining, and lodging. Take a look around Venice, and you will see the lodge stands out.

The reasons are many. Location is a start. The lodges are located within the very same marina where you will meet your captain and board their boat. You can have a tasty breakfast and be out the door and into the boat within minutes.

A good day on the water beckons you to come back to an even greater evening of entertainment, dining, and relaxation in elegant luxury. You are fishing in the best saltwater fishing in the U.S. So why not treat yourself to the best in food, lodging, and service?

Return from your day on the Gulf and just a few steps away is your luxury condo.

From the stylish Tommy Bahamas furniture to the ornate fixtures and rich, hardwood floors, the accommodations offer a more refined way to relax after an exciting day of inshore or offshore fishing.

Three separate lodges each have a living room, wide-screen TVs, free WiFi with a printer, dining room, bar and kitchen. You can cook your own meals or experience gourmet dining. Big pork chops, prime steaks, and Louisiana seafood, the freshest around, are on the menu.

The lodges can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people at one time. That makes the Home Run lodges a perfect venue for corporate gatherings, bachelor parties, and other special events.

Luxury living means the same experience for dining at the Lodge. The all-inclusive plan includes a decadent five-course meal, breakfast, and a to-go lunch for the fishing day. Check out details about the lodge and dining here.

Right now is prime time to get the most of a trip to Venice and what is called “Tuna Town.” Make it a date and check here for availability at the Lodges.

Got questions? Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Ready to book a trip? Go for it by clicking here. Got more questions? Call (504) 982-8862, or (504) 909-TUNA.

 

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

 

Sea Chaser 26 LX Does it all for Summer Fun

 

Sea Chaser 26 LX Does it all for Summer Fun

By Craig Lamb

Snorkeling, cruising, beach combing, wildlife viewing, and fishing. The Sea Chaser 26 LX by Carolina Skiff is rigged and ready to do it all. When summer fun combines all of the above activities, this boat will easily make your short list of choices for an all-purpose center console boat.

Red drum, or redfish, is one of the most sought-after saltwater species for summertime angling. Narrow your choices to these five patterns and get the most from your summertime angling for this hard-fighting fish.

Redfish, Home Run Charters, Saltwater Fishing, Lodge, Base camp,

Jetties

Save these rocky structures until late summer. That’s when trophy reds begin congregating around jetties. Focus on the deepest water around the jetties and find those fish magnets using your electronics.

The redfish will school in deep holes and ambush baitfish swept across the neighboring shallow water. For artificial lures use lipless crankbaits and jerk baits fished with an erratic action to draw the attention of the redfish.

Marshes

In South Louisiana these grassy estuaries are ideal for sight fishing. Look for tailing redfish moving along the marsh lines. That is a sign of redfish feeding on small crabs and shrimp. Oyster and grass flats near a marsh line are top targets.

Marches nearest open water, river channels and cuts are best bets in the summertime. Key on areas where bottoms change and have irregular features, like oyster beds, sand flats or mud.

Rig up with jigs and live shrimp or crab for active fish. On calm days add a popping cork to live bait rigs or use a popper type topwater plug to create attention.

Beaches

Keep a big, splashy topwater rigged and ready whenever your boat is beached for an outing with friends and family. Big redfish will herd baitfish, such as mullet, and push them toward the beach. The presence of diving birds is always a good sign of redfish action.

The Sea Chaser 26 LX by Carolina Skiff and its shallow draft are ideal for accessing redfish territory. Length overall is 25’ 11 with a beam of 103.” Weight is 3,432 pounds with a transom size of 25 inches. The boat is rated for a maximum 350 horsepower. This boat is ideal for bays, rivers, lakes and even venturing offshore.

The 26 LX is loaded with a long list of standard features. Some of those are twin forward locking rod storage boxes, locking fiberglass hatches, gunwale rod storage with combing boards, storage locker with 5-gallon cast net bucket and lots of LED lighting.

Spacious raised decks offer plenty of space for fishing at bow and stern. Up front is a pair of tackle trays to keep essentials organized, and twin latches at port and starboards open to storage compartments. There’s a 25-gallon Livewell that keeps bait within easy reach.

At the helm is a leaning post with bench-style seat, complete with backrest, fold-down footrest, four-rod rocket launcher and a sizeable cooler and storage netting. Add an optional T-top for shade and to mount electronics and add more rods.

The Sea Chaser 26 LX by Carolina Skiff has been designed with a stepped hull to ensure unrivaled tracking, turning, fuel efficiency and acceleration. Constructed of 100% composite materials, you get peace of mind knowing this boat carries the legacy of the best-built boat available in the class.

Visit  Carolina Skiff.com  today and review all the different Sea Chasers models.

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com