Tuna Fishing - Top 5 Yellowfin Surface Lures - Venice

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Instructor: Josh Howard

Venice, Louisiana is the yellowfin tuna fishing capital, offering expert knowledge on selecting top poppers and swimbaits for yellowfin and blackfin tuna. Capt. Josh Howard shares his experience, guiding fishermen to confidently use these lures in their tackle box.

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  • Location: Venice, Louisiana    Expert: Captain Josh Howard of Deep South Charters
  • Specialty: Yellowfin and Blackfin tuna fishing
  • Featured Content: Preferred lures and bait techniques
  • Key Takeaway: Understand tuna behavior and the importance of matching the bait to their diet in specific locations.

Deep sea fishing, particularly for yellowfin tuna, is an exhilarating experience that can be both thrilling and challenging. The moment when a massive tuna strikes your topwater lure is often described as explosive, offering an adrenaline rush that many anglers find addictive. This is especially true in Venice, Louisiana, recognized as North America's premier yellowfin tuna fishery.

Captain Josh Howard of Deep South Charters, a seasoned expert in this area, brings a wealth of knowledge to the experience. His extensive year-round fishing experience in these waters has given him a profound understanding of the behavior of yellowfin and blackfin tuna. In this In The Spread video, he shares insights on choosing the right lures, focusing on yellowfin and blackfin poppers and swimming baits.

One key aspect of successful tuna fishing, as highlighted by Captain Howard, is selecting lures that effectively mimic the action of the prevailing baitfish in the area. This requires not just knowledge of the local marine ecosystem but also an understanding of how different lures behave under various conditions. The right lure can make a significant difference in attracting these powerful fish.

This fusion of expertise, environment, and equipment makes tuna fishing in Venice a unique and highly sought-after experience for anglers. Whether it's the thrill of the catch or the beauty of the open ocean, it's an adventure that offers something special for everyone involved. Learn more about fishing surface lures for yellowfin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Josh Howard

Captain Josh Howard, owner of Deep South Charters, has a passion for fishing since he was ten. He has caught two state record fish, including a Greater Amberjack and Bearded Brotula. Howard's personal record for yellowfin tuna is 200 pounds, and he is determined to break the 200-pound mark for the tuna. His dedication to the sport and his love for the ocean make him a true fishing legend.

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