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May 10, 2011

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Report - Grand Isle LA

Yellowfin Tuna - 1001b Range

After sitting at home for 3 weeks because of the weather it was great to finally get offshore this weekend. We headed out of bridge side marina in grand isle Friday around 1:00p.m.  We started out by catching  live bait and headed to try our luck with amberjack.  We pulled up dropped a live hardtail and it was an instant hookup. We pulled out 4 nice amberjack and 1 giant snapper, released him and headed south. The seas were not 1-2 at all. We got to the green canyon and started chumming, we had a double hookup on yellowfin and put them both in the boat. We continued fishing and hooked a yellowfin several drifts in a row. As it got dark the yellowfin tuna got bigger and bigger. We also managed to land 4 bigeye tuna in the 100lb range. The bigeye faught like they were 200lb fish. There was little surface action but we managed to fill the ice chest to the very top. Everyone was tired and excited about the trip so we started making our way back north.
We got back to bridge side marina early the next morning, cleaned the fish and the boat. I headed to the camp took a shower and headed right back to the boat to start putting fresh ice onboard. My day had just started. The next group showed up and we were headed back offshore again. This time I decided to head to the Mississippi canyon.

We pulled up started chumming and it was on again. Triple hook up landed 3 yellowfin tuna. Next drift triple hook up 3 yellowfin tuna in the box. Third drift triple hook up 2 in the box. It wasn't even dark yet and we were loading the boat. We fished until the fish boxes were close to full and decided to head north. We stopped tied up and tried to catch some grouper. After releasing a few snapper everyone took a nap and waited for the sun to come up. We started trolling and caught bonita every pass. Headed further north trolled again and had a triple nock down first pass. After a little operator error we managed to lose all 3 wahoo, two at the boat along with the baits. Decided to call it a day and head in with another successful catch. The Tuna fishing in Louisiana has been incredible. Give us a call for an adventure of a lifetime.

Captain Lance Walker