View Full Version : Gulf O Mexico Offshore Advice???
04-15-2005, 12:11 PM
I might be moving back to Southern Mississippi this fall. I was pretty dissapointed about leaving the Mid Atlantic offshore fishing but family and job might require it. In all my years down there I just fished inshore but I recently found some websites advertising tuna, marlin, wahoo and dolphin charters out of Mississippi and Louisiana. Anyone know anything about this? What kind of distances are they running? What are some good spots to look into? I hear things about Midnight Lump and the Salt Domes. Anyone know about this??? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Maybe I'll feel better about this move if I line up some good fishin!![smile]
04-15-2005, 12:15 PM
Say it ain't so... I'd hate to see you go. What sort of work do you have lined up down there?
04-15-2005, 03:35 PM
From what I have read about and heard from a couple of buddies is it is much better fishing down there than in the Mid Atlantic. Not only will you have the oppurtuntiy to catch an wider range of fish but most species will be bigger. Venice, LA has some of the best YFT fishing in the US, 100-150 lbers are common with 200lbers mixed in and in the winter they only run 20 - 30 miles.
You can also fish the loop current out of most inlets which I think is a 40 - 70 mile run depending where you are. There you will catch Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo.
A friend of mine fishes out of Destin, FL and catches wahoo about 30-35 miles off.
04-16-2005, 01:28 PM
I got forced to move down here and the fishing is amasing i'm about 2 hrs away from where your talking about drop me a b-mail and I'll give you my #'s
04-18-2005, 08:25 AM
I am moving down to the same area (Gulfport, MS.) by the end of May. I have been doing my homework and the fishing definitely looks great. A little worried about the housing. I want to live on the water but the whole hurricane/flooding thing has me a little rattled. A friend of mine who lived down there told me to exchange my snow shovel for a sump pump. With me being down there before ya i will be happy to pass along any lessions learned i pick up along the way if you like. B-Mail me and i will give you my contact numbers.
04-18-2005, 12:09 PM
Good luck down there! Dad and I took got the boat all cleaned up, a little suped up and on the lift in OC since we got it from you. We took it out for the first time last weekend for a joy ride behind the Assateague. We were really pleased. Thanks again. Be sure to post up about the fishing down there and good luck with your next boat purchase!
04-18-2005, 12:43 PM
look up reelpeace.com charters for an idea of what they catch out of Venice and http://www.la.rodngun.com/ for reports and advice. My old roomate runs one of the GB's in Venice. The fishing can be phenomenal, like 150lb YFT. As far as fishing goes, I don't think you will be dissappointed about the move. The rigs are truly amazing fish holding structures. Think about having hundreds of Chesapeake Light Towers in waters ranging from 10 to 6000 feet deep.
04-18-2005, 12:47 PM
That's all good news. I'm getting excited now! Thanks for the replys.
Edit: Seasweasal, I looked at the reel peace w/s and it looks great. Thanks!
04-19-2005, 09:43 PM
I FISHED WITH A CAPT. AL kEHOE on the Pat Al out of empire and on a bad day at the oil rigs it was amazing.......He's credited with pioneering nite time tuna tactics....blackfin, he lives in Harvey and boat is moored in Empire La. Sometimes a trip with a guy like this is worth its weight in gold......it was for me, he's also a good friends father and because of his age he'll probably be fishing less and mybe retire...might still be worth a call.......bill
04-20-2005, 04:12 AM
If you run out of the mouth of the Miss River, good wahoo rigs are within 7-10 miles of the mouth. The mid night lump is 17 miles. Running out of anywhere else will put you much further. Great fishing.