Time is Now for Trophy Marlin


Time is Now for Trophy Marlin

By Craig Lamb

A Hemingwayesque scene probably comes to mind if you are asked to envision taking a seat in the fighting chair and getting strapped in for the fight of a lifetime with an acrobatic marlin.

What else comes to mind is savoring the fight after it ends with a tall, cool refreshment at the bar of a seaside fishing resort in the Caribbean.

While that is a dream trip, the time, money and travel time required to reach such a destination can get expensive.

Marlin fishing from Venice Marina in the Gulf of New Mexico

If you are wanting to check off a bucket list trip for the billfish of a lifetime, you don’t need to travel far or even wait for the best time of the season. That is happening right now on one of the most overlooked billfish fisheries in the United States.

Look no further than Venice, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. The super-nutrient charged waters of where the mighty Mississippi River mix with the Gulf create an enormous food chain attracting pelagic predators, including tuna and marlin.

Best of all, you don’t have to travel far from land to reach the best fishing for marlin. That is because Venice, Louisiana, is the jumping off point for reaching the marlin waters.

Home Run Fishing Charters and Lodge is the premier outfitter in Venice and for a lot of reasons. Luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, Cajun hospitality and experienced, licensed captains using the latest and best boats and equipment are why.

Home Run Charters operates 36’ Yellowfin 36 center console boats. The Yellowfins now use a technology available from Seakeeper. The gyroscopic stabilization platform is designed to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll. The result is an even smoother, stable and dry ride than already designed into the Yellowfin hulls.

A trio of fast, dependable 300-horsepower Yamaha outboards powers each of the Yellowfins. What that means for you is a boat that skims across the water at 50 mph or more. You will be first to the best fishing while arriving safely. You will fish from Shearwater and Skeeter boats for inshore trips.

Click here to view more about the offshore fleet of boats. Click here for more about the Yellowfins.

You’ll use the best and latest tackle when aboard the boats. The gear can stand up to the toughest pelagic species in the sea. The tackle lineup includes premium 30w and 50w stand-up gear, Fin-Nor jigging reels on Trevala rods, Shimano Stella spinning reels, and stand-up reels matched with ultra-tough Pinnacle Marine rods.

Catching Marlin out of Venice Marina in the Gulf of New Mexico is a great adventure in Salt water fishing

Click here to find out more about the marlin charters.

Click here to learn more about the best lures for marlin fishing in the Gulf.

Take a look around Venice, and you’ll be glad you booked at Home Run Charters & Lodge. The Lodges at Home Run Charters is not your average fish camp. Arrive, and you find elegance, comfort, and first-class service, dining, and lodging.

Three separate lodges each have a living room, wide-screen TVs, free WiFi with a printer, dining room, bar and kitchen. You can cook your own meals or experience gourmet dining. Big pork chops, prime steaks, and Louisiana seafood, the freshest around, are on the menu.

Luxury living means the same experience for dining at the lodge. The all-inclusive plan includes a decadent five-course meal, breakfast, and a to-go lunch for the fishing day. Check out details about the lodge and dining here.

Want to know more about Home Run Charters? Check out the website at homeruncharters.com. Find out more about the inshore fishing, including rates, by clicking here. To get updated fishing reports, conditions and just chat with someone at Home Run Charters, call (504) 982-8862.


Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com