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Old 12-22-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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Greetings from Savannah, GA. Hope yall have a Merry Christmas.

I Am starting to make plans and do some research for a vacation next year and wanted some members opinions of the best place for a yellowfin tuna trip.

Was hoping to get yalls opinion on best place in the USA and the
Best place anywhere else.



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Old 12-22-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
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USA=Venice
World=Cabo
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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Day in and Day out Venice La

Several captains post here in the Gulf Coast section...

Although I would not consider it a Vacation destination … but if fishing and then possibly so river boat gambling is fine…well nuff said…

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:46 AM   #4
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venice kicks some serious ass, also check out grand isle in the same area
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Louisiana in the states ,and Puerto Vallarta for real big 300 lbs Yellowfin
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Venice La......year round
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For numbers in the US, NJ in October. It is so often over looked but we can average 40+fish on an overnigther 40- 100lbs. For size Puerto Vallarta or Panama/Southern Costa RIca near the hannibal bank and Punta Burica. Plenty of 250+lbs fish in both places.
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For numbers in the US, NJ in October. It is so often over looked but we can average 40+fish on an overnigther 40- 100lbs. For size Puerto Vallarta or Panama/Southern Costa RIca near the hannibal bank and Punta Burica. Plenty of 250+lbs fish in both places.
This year we had no real numbers of yelowfin in NJ many days of doughnuts for the captains .I am not sure why ,but it was horrible here.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:38 PM   #10
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If you have the time, a long range trip out of San Diego is hard to beat. Variety and quality fishing in luxury with awseome food and your own stateroom fishing down the Baja coast all the way to puerto Vallarta or Hurricane bank and all spots in betweeen. I was just down at the docks and there were hundreds of Yellowfin over 200 lbs. Great wahoo fishing right now as well. No other place in the world that has a fleet of boats like San Diego. Just google it.
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For numbers in the US, NJ in October. It is so often over looked but we can average 40+fish on an overnigther 40- 100lbs. For size Puerto Vallarta or Panama/Southern Costa RIca near the hannibal bank and Punta Burica. Plenty of 250+lbs fish in both places.
This year we had no real numbers of yelowfin in NJ many days of doughnuts for the captains .I am not sure why ,but it was horrible here.
This fall was tough but not the norm over the years. They were there in June and July many boats including the Canyon runner did very well just past the canyon and up on the flats. By the time most boats started fishing the canyons the bite was over.
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For numbers in the US, NJ in October. It is so often over looked but we can average 40+fish on an overnigther 40- 100lbs. For size Puerto Vallarta or Panama/Southern Costa RIca near the hannibal bank and Punta Burica. Plenty of 250+lbs fish in both places.
This year we had no real numbers of yelowfin in NJ many days of doughnuts for the captains .I am not sure why ,but it was horrible here.
We had very small yellowfin early ,not really worth the trip.

This fall was tough but not the norm over the years. They were there in June and July many boats including the Canyon runner did very well just past the canyon and up on the flats. By the time most boats started fishing the canyons the bite was over.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:02 PM   #13
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Oregon Inlet, NC May/June. Not only will you have shots at LOTS of Yellowfin, but also large Dolphin and Marlin...with the odd Wahoo mixed in. Serious shots a Bigeye Tuna as well in mid-late June...

If you're looking for bigger class Yellowfins, then Venice I believe is a more solid bet but for numbers and variety (along with a world class charter fleet), Oregon Inlet is a good bet.

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Old 12-25-2008, 02:57 PM   #14
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Venice La
Puerto Vallerta Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta had a very dissapointing season this year, and 2007 didn't come near matching 2006. The seiner/helicopter pressure does more damage every year, and now the commercial pangas seem to be out more often in greater numbers.
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Commercial fishing ruining it for everyone, who would believe it?
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:48 AM   #17
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Another vote for Venice. Year round tuna, big wahoo, and Marlin, plus a bevy of Grouper, AJs, Cobia, etc. Hard to beat the variety and the numbers.
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:21 AM   #18
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In my earlier reply I gave Venice as my choice, but I would like to add Grand Isle, La as a close second. I always have a good time there amd if the weather doesn't cooperate you have the option to do other things. I wouldn't rent a place in Venice for a week, but I would in Grand Isle.
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Tell me more about Grand Isle. Been to Venice twice before and was going again in a couple of weeks.
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:51 AM   #20
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Grand Isle is an 8 mile long island about 30 miles west of Venice. You basically fish the same waters, but its a much nicer place to be when you're not fishing. There are restaurants, bars, and grocery stores, several marinas, a beach for the kids, etc...There is literally nothing in Venice expect Venice Marina and Cypress Cove marina. Nothing...

A resort destination it is not, believe me, but it has a certain charm. Grand Isle has a population of about 1000, but that doubles and triples on summer weekends, as most of the houses there are summer homes and camps. Your wife would not be impressed with Grand Isle, but would be repulsed in Venice.

I vote Grand Isle simply beacuse you fish the same water as Venice, but return to a nicer port. I fish out of GI, even though Venice takes me the exact same amount of time to tow the boat to (2.5 hours for me). Either place is great for fishing and both have great guides locally. Venice has a much bigger charter fleet.
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