Enjoying a typical day of world-class fishing in Louisiana

 

 

Enjoying a typical day of world-class fishing in Louisiana

By Craig Lamb

The fastest, safest and best-equipped boats in south Louisiana are docked just a few steps away from your luxury condo. Captain John Pisa, a veteran guide around Venice, Louisiana, is waiting for you to come aboard.

Untie the lines and head out the Mississippi River passes and you will be in the most gamefish-rich waters of the United States. Yellowfin tuna. Snapper. Grouper. Wahoo. Dolphin. And lately, there are swordfish.

That’s a snapshot of a day of fishing with Home Run Fishing Charters & Lodge. Pisa and his fellow captains are the most knowledgeable guides in the area known as Tuna Town.

At typical day begins at 6 a.m. and concludes at 6 p.m. Offshore rates are $1,700 plus fuel costs for up to 6 anglers. Inshore rates are $800 for up to 3 people or another $50 for a fourth angler. Fuel, artificial and dead bait is included.

You will ride and fish in luxury from 36’ Yellowfin 36 boats designed for smooth, dry rides in the blue water, and powered by a trio of fast, dependable 300-horsepower Yamaha outboards. What that means for you is a boat that skims across the water at 50 mph or more. You will be first to the best fishing, while arriving safely. You will fish from Shearwater and Skeeter boats for inshore trips. 

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

You’ll use the best and latest tackle when aboard the boats. The gear can stand up to the toughest pelagic species in the sea, such as premium 30w and 50w stand-up gear and Shimano reels with Seeker Rods. For really deep fish the boats have Hooker electric reels.

Those will come in handy for the latest fishing craze in South Louisiana.

“Swordfish have gotten really popular, and recently we’ve hooked up with lots of big fish,” said Pisa.

The swordfish are being caught from 1,300 t0 1,700 feet deep. Those electric reels make the work easier and more fun for fighting the big swordfish. Those are running up to 200 pounds.

The snapper season is what else is hot. The season begins June 1 and runs 48 days.

“We have a lot of customers who come for the snapper,” added Pisa. “It’s a short window, but the fishing is just exceptional.”

Right now is prime time for experiencing the greatest variety of fishing around Venice. Take your pick from blue and white marlin, grouper, cobia, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo. Mangrove snapper, dolphin and king mackerel also are abundant.

“What’s really great about a trip here is a lot of times you don’t know what you’re going to catch until you see it come up,” added Pisa.

Click here for more about the offshore charters.

“We also have world-class inshore fishing for speckled trout and redfish,” said Pisa.

Click here for more about inshore charters.

What sets Home Run Charters apart is the Home Run Lodges. 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.

Ready to book a trip? Click here for more information on rates. Got questions? Click here for the FAQs. Need more information? Call (504) 909-TUNA.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com 

 

 

Come to Tuna Town for the Best Offshore Fishing

 

Come to Tuna Town for the Best Offshore Fishing                       

By Craig Lamb

Take a short drive south of New Orleans, and you come to the southernmost point in Louisiana. It’s Venice and being at the end of the road is just the beginning of your trip for world-class yellowfin tuna fishing at Home Run Fishing Charters & Lodge.

The business’ phone number even includes the fish: (504) 909-TUNA.

“It’s why everybody wants to come to Venice,” said John Pisa.

He shares with his guide clients more than 20 years of experience of fishing the area.

“You might say that saltwater runs in my veins.”

Read more here about Pisa and his fellow captains at Home Run Charters.

What makes the trip to Venice 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.

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. This spring an angler landed a yellowfin tuna weighing 226 pounds. The fish caught from 300 feet of water ranks as the 10th heaviest yellowfin tuna ever brought to the scales in Louisiana.

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. The charter rate is $1,700 plus fuel for up to 6 anglers.

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 a 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 

Never Strike Out with Home Run Charters

 

Never Strike Out with Home Run Charters

By Craig Lamb

“We had our limit of red snapper in about 15 minutes.”

“We were headed back to the dock by lunch time with about 700 pounds of fish.”

“Woody and Reece had us limiting out in no time.”

“The accommodations were outstanding.”

Actual customers at Home Run Fishing Charters & Lodge made all of the above comments in TripAdviser. The reason why these satisfied customers keep coming back is the fastest, best-equipped boats whose captains know more about the Venice area than anyone else. Top it off with the most luxurious lodging just steps away from the boat slips, great food, and hospitality, and you have it all at Home Run Charters & Lodge. 

Wahoo, marlin, dolphin and tuna. Redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, and tripletail. Inshore or offshore. Venice, Louisiana, is one of few places in the world where you can go from fishing skinny water to blue water in the same trip. Every month is great for inshore fishing.

If going deep is more your style, you can do that, too. That’s what makes rig fishing off the shores of Venice, Louisiana so exciting. In addition to targeting shallow-water reef fish, Home Run Charters can also take you out to the deep end of the Gulf to go after some truly unique creatures.

Click here for more about the offshore fishing offered by Home Run Charters.

A specialty charters for yellowfin tuna, one of the most sporting and tasty fish in the sea. Yellowfin congregate in massive schools, so when you hook into one, there are many more of the big fish. Click here for more about the yellowfin charters.

If you want to hook up with a fish that will make the reel scream as line peels away, then a wahoo charter can please you. Wahoo is the fastest species of mackerel and provides more of a sporting challenge and reward than most fish that swim. Click here

Another sporting fish is the dolphin, or mahi mahi. The fish travel in large schools, so when you catch one, others oftentimes follow it back to the boat. Toss in a bait rig and hang on. Repeat until cooler is filled. You get the idea. Click here for more about the charters for one of the most sporting—and tastiest—fish in the sea.

For a bucket list offshore trip the marlin charters are a good bet. The Marlin is a smart, pelagic predator and one of the most prized saltwater fish in the world. Sheer power, acrobatics and a long fight are the rewards. Find out more by clicking here.

Louisiana’s marshes and inland waters are among the most productive in the world. And especially so for redfish and speckled trout. Take in the beauty of coastal Louisiana while fishing for some of the gamiest fish that swim. Click here for redfish and find out more about speckled trout charters here.

No matter the choice you will do it in style. Home Run Charters runs two 36’ Yellowfin 36 boats designed for smooth, dry rides in the blue water, and powered by a trio of fast, dependable 300-horsepower Yamaha outboards. What that means for you is a boat that skims across the water at 50 mph or more. You will be first to the best fishing while arriving safely.

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

The boats are rigged with the latest navigation and fish finding electronics. Hook a big tuna near an offshore petroleum rig in 1,000 feet of water? No problem. For deep dropping the Yellowfins are equipped with electric reels. You provide the cooler, and Home Run provides the expertise. 

Meet that expertise. The team of captains is among the most experienced in the business. Click here to meet the team. 

What sets Home Run Charters apart is the Home Run Lodges. 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.

This is no ordinary Venice fish camp. Call it a luxurious lodging experience. From the stylish Tommy Bahamas furniture to the ornate fixtures and rich, hardwood floors, our accommodations offer a more refined way to relax after an exciting day of inshore or offshore fishing. The lodges can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people at one time, which makes our property the 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.

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 

BULL RIDER LASSOES LARGEST MARLIN TO WIN

 

BULL RIDER LASSOES LARGEST MARLIN TO WIN

2016 BISBEE’S EAST CAPE OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT

 

Buena Vista, Baja California Sur:

Owner Rick Twamley, fishing aboard his 60-foot Hatteras Bull Rider, made a first and lasting impression by boating a 427-pound blue marlin on the first day of the 2016 Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament. That fish, captured on a green and yellow dorado lure after a 68-minute fight, earned Capt. Lucas Parelta and the team the top payout of $340,701. The total purse among this year’s 65-boat fleet was $543,825.

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Kona skipper Mike Hennessy teamed up with Capt. Gonzalo Castillo, angler John Dominac and the Pangalisa crew for another six-figure payout. The 111-pound yellowfin wound in by Dominac took the heaviest tournament and gamefish categories, along with a rollover of the dorado jackpot money, good for $108,900. Pangalisa is a 32 Edgewater center console with Jose Castillo working as the mate.1st-gamefish0W6A4175

 

Michael Loynes cranked in the only other qualifying marlin (300-pound minimum) at 316 pounds. With the second place tournament award and rollover jackpot money, Capt. Vicente Cosio and Team Viva Boyz earned $58,523 for the catch aboard the 32 Albemarle, based at the host facility, the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort.

 

Catch and release cash jackpots were added to this year’s ECO, which was perfect timing considering the steady billfish bite. A total of 112 blues, one black, 36 striped marlin and 14 sailfish were recorded. Released fish were scored 300 points (blues and blacks) and 100 points (striped marlin and sailfish). Reel Quest, a 68 Hatteras led by Capt. Ty Valli and mate Jose Antonio Bojorquez, won top release team honors and a check for $23,205 for releasing five blues and one striper. Hooray, a 80 Viking with Capt. Francisco Bojorquez at the helm, came in second in the release category with four blue marlin, a sailfish and striped marlin, good for $8,032. El Suertudo, a 61 Viking, was third with four blues and one striper tallied. Capt. Greg Distefano and his team earned $4,462 for the week.

 

The East Cape Offshore is the first leg in the Bisbee’s Baja tournament series. Up next is the Los Cabos Offshore in Cabo San Lucas on October 14-16, followed by the richest billfishing contest in the world, the Bisbee’s Black & Blue, which kicks off October 18 in Cabo. The B&B’s overall purse is expected to exceed $3.5 million again this year.

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“This was definitely a good warm-up for the fall competition,” Tournament Director Wayne Bisbee said at the festive ECO awards banquet overlooking the Sea of Cortez. “There was a good pot at stake, a quality marlin weighed and a healthy number of others released. I’d like to thank all 429 anglers for participating in this fun, family event as well as our great sponsors for making all our tournaments possible. Now we can look forward to more fireworks in Cabo this coming October.”

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Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com