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    Default Venice 8-1 Yellowfin

    Took a charter out of Venice on Saturday with Voodoo charters. Turned out to be amazing. Left out at 0630 and were in 7000 feet of water making bait by 0815. First tuna on by 0945. We started out with a pair of 30 pounders - double hookup and quite a few throwbacks after that. Picked up several dorado in the 15 - 20 lb range too. After about an hour of that, the water off the bow came alive with big tuna so we trolled out and hooked up with another double. One was a 50 pounder that gave up in about 25 min and the other turned out to be 97lbs. Caught on a 16 wide with 50 lb test. Very light tackle for a big guy. Took all 3 of us had to get him to the boat. Every time we got some line back he'd pull it all off again way into the braid backing. Left the deep water at about 1330 and ran inshore to look for rig donkeys since it was opening day. Wound up with 6 AJ's in 7 or 8 drops, Easy picking. Picked up a bonus 10 lb mangrove as well. At that point it was around 1600 and we made for the dock. All fish caught on live bait. If we'd have been jigging we could have filled the boat with blackfin. They were everywhere. They left the live bait alone though. Great trip with great friends. Definite bucket list item for me.



    Shut up and FISH!!

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    Looks like a blast!
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    Great pics what a trip
    MANVEL MOB

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    Venice is must for folks who love offshore...I absolutely love it down there...awesome fish!

    See any mako???

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    No sharks this time Brad.
    Shut up and FISH!!

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    Awesome Mike! What a trip!
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    Nice going, Mike!

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    Great trip. Congrats


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    WTG Mike!
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    Great catching! Glad you had a great trip Mike.


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