6 Feb 2006 - Awesome live bait tuna fishing in Louisiana
 Category:  Louisiana
 Author Name:  Capt. Scott Avanzino
 Author E-mail:  avanzino@yahoo.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: We have been running hard in all sea conditions in fact we have been out all but 6 days in the last 3 and a half weeks with anywhere from 1-4 of our boats..this leaves just enough time restock, repair, make a dozen or two phone calls and little time for posting results let along complete reports...suffice it to say that the fishing has been very consitent for us all but early part of last week when the fish dissapeared from our wakes and fishboxes for two days. I got my first skunk of '06 not counitng kingfish or bonita..We are still very excited abpout the 229 pound yellowfin we caught 2 weeks ago and the big fish still abound..in the last stretch we have had at least one fish over 150 pounds each day between the three of us; still after 4 weeks of messy cockpit and infected lump related cuts; chumming, despite its obvious effectiveness is quickly losing appeal among the Paradise faithful..I have been opting to sell my customers on a tuna hunt instead..we are bypassing the stand overlooking the cornfeeder on the lease with high fences for a more rewarding and challenging 8 hours..we are learning that it is much more fulfilling to blaze our own trail and look for sign..last two trips we hiked a good distance from the pack and it has paid off handsomely..in fact Darryl and I were doubled up last trip out on two slobs with all strikes coming off the kite bait at close range; his best was 181 and my best was 179..still with great tuna bites, I am readily awaiting a wahoo resurgence..I have included the highlight reel in the photo section and for the sake of repetition and space reserved the daily reports for our homepage...Island life is still great as well..its going to be hard to leave this spring..who knows maybe we wont..Until Tuesday..Paradise Outfitters - 888-FISHWUS (1-888-347-4987)