Sep 06, 2017
LOUISIANA’S OFFSHORE WITCH DOCTORS
VooDoo Sportfishing's 39' Yellowfin is the perfect platform for fishing the Gulf's fish-rich waters in style and comfort.
When it comes to bluewater sport fishing, there’s few places on earth that can be labeled as “Jurassic Park” – the Gulf of Mexico’s oil rigs are worthy of this title. Standing alone in hundreds to even thousands of feet of water, these platforms are stationed amid a pelagic super highway of sorts for large gamefish and billfish species. Attracting a full menu of tuna, mahi, wahoo, and marlin it’s no wonder that fishing at these remote structures sits atop many offshore enthusiasts bucket lists.
Stationed out of Louisiana’s delta region in the town of Venice, Team PELAGIC’s VooDoo Sportfishing has the Gulf of Mexico’s offshore scene fully dialed in. We recently had the pleasure of fishing two days aboard VooDoo’s extra comfortable 36’ and 39’ Yellowfin Center Consoles where our team experienced their "black magic" first hand for all-you-wanted tuna in the 40-100 lb. class.
It was game on as soon as arriving at the rigs where the yellowfin tuna put on a show crashing hard on our live bait offerings. Enjoy the images from our trip below!
Pelagic girls Michelle Dalton (left) and Christina Cerrone with an 80-lb. class yellowfin.
Live pogies are prime candy bait for gulf yellowfin, and boats spend some time early each morning just outside the rivermouth to load up before heading offshore.
Pelagic's Marketing Director Colin Sarfeh and Christina Cerrone share the stoke of another yellowfin tuna.
The Pelagic girls taking a break from pulling on fish and relaxing on lake-like conditions offshore.
Christina showing off a standard Gulf yellowin tuna.
Voodoo Sportfishing mate Victor Guillotte with the perfect head shot.
Another Gulf rig yellowfin for the Pelagic crew!
The Gulf's massive oil rigs attract all types of fish and marine life, including permanent residents such as snapper, amberjack and big yellowfin tuna.
Getting a workout in is almost a sure thing when the tuna bite is on!
An in-water look at Voodoo Sportfishing's beautiful 36' Yellowfin.
Michelle and Christina celebrate another yellowfin heading to the fish box!
The Pelagic girls hoist the colors after a banner day offshore!
To check out all that the Gulf, Venice, and VooDoo Sportfishing has to offer… visit: http://www.voodoofishingcharters.com/
Photos by Hunter Ledbetter (@keywestphotog)