Thursday, February 19, 2015

Winter Wahoo and Tuna

Well, its that time of year again.....no, not time to freeze, although we have had some of that going on too....but its Wahoo and Tuna time. And right on time, the bite has been good.
I drove down to Miami to pick up the Triple Threat the first week of February and had her back in time to fish our first trips of the year, Feb 7 and 8th.... Both days were solid fishing. Wahoo, blackfin tuna,
yellowfin tuna......Full box of fish both days. Capt Mitch also had good trips on the contender. He and Capt Matt boated a stud of a wahoo, the fish went 87.5 pounds, they are having a replica made of the stud now.
Capt Gray and Capt bubba put it on em pretty good last weekend. Saturday was pretty tough conditions and they still managed a full box and a stud yellowfin at 130 pounds. Sunday only 2 of the 4 were tough enough to go back out even when the seas were 2-3 for sunday, they said enough was enough. So the other two guys stayed back to relax at the Saltgrass lodge and their two buddies proceeded to put on a tuna class and caught their limit of yellowfin tuna. Great Catch guys.
We still have open dates and lodging available. The triple threat is a 38 ft Sea Hunter powered with trip 300 yamahas and is ready to rock. Capt Mitch has the "Doin' it Deep" dialed in and itching to put some blood on the deck. Please contact us today to set up your trip.
Please check out or TV Show from last year with John Jackson and Out Da Bayou, it aired last night on the sportsman Channel, here is a link to that show https://vimeo.com/

 Capt Josh Howard225-572-7408deepsouthcharters@cox.netwww.deepsouthcharters.com











Sunday, February 8, 2015

2015 kicks off with a bang

We were able to get the Triple Threat back from Miami Thursday, just in time for it's trips on Saturday and Sunday. She was all waxed up and ready to go. Capt Bubba James put it on the wahoo, yellowfin and blackfin tuna pretty good the last two days. Plenty of fish to go around, tired arms and happy anglers . Fishing around the full moon will typically produce a few wahoo and it didn't let us down at all.




Capt Mitch also had a stellar day yesterday, catching a wahoo weighing in at 87 pounds, a real trophy fish. Congrats to Capt Mitch, Capt Matt and crew .



We will be back at it this week

Capt josh

Monday, August 25, 2014

TV Show "Out Da Bayou" Deep South Charters with John Jackson

http://vimeo.com/103567147



July 30th , Capt Josh and Capt Mitch along with Out Da Bayou host John Jackson boarded the Triple Threat in Venice to shoot a tv show and catch a few yellowfin tuna. The bite had been on but had died the day before so we were a little on edge and hoping for some action. We made our way out about 60 miles south of Venice Louisiana. Plan was to catch bait and look around there for a few tuna. Well, didn't take long for us to see yellowfin clearing the water , chasing baits, putting on a show. We were still catching bait but decided to cut it short and try to put a few tuna in the boat early.

The boat was still in motion as Capt Mitch casted the popper off of the bow. Capt Josh was busy putting a live hardtail out the back of the boat. Capt Mitch hooked into a tuna with the popper and it wasn't two more mins before the live hardtail had been swallowed up. Game on....doubled up within five mins of putting baits in the water. We landed both fish...cleaned tem up a little to take pictures, fish on ice and back in position for round 2.



It took a few mins more for our 3rd hook up but it came . Another crash on a live one. Nothing big about these fish but they had lots of heart. John was in a sweat by now on his 2nd yellowfin to fight. Most fish were 50-60 pounds. may have ended up with one around 70 ish.

We continued to hook and land fish....text book perfect. never pulled a hook, landed every fish we hooked. Wish every day was like that.

Even with the added time of posing for the camera, cleaning the fish, cleaning the boat after cleaning the fish. We still managed 8 yellowfin before 12:30. A great day to be on the Triple Threat. Check out the link. The tv show is great quality and John scored some cool shots from overhead with the drone.

Capt Josh Howard

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bluefin Tuna


I have decided to show the pic of the Bluefin caught a couple of years ago. Even though fish was never brought to land, I do have a boat shot of it. Been through enough bs over it, you may as well enjoy it.

Mid March, Venice tuna

It has been a bit windy.....windy enough for us to cancel last week...the whole week, haha

The week before was good to us though. Well, minus the day that everyone fished in the rain storm the entire day....that kinda sucked, but the fish were eating.  Roughly 40
yellowfin were caught on the triple threat in 6 days...not too bad at all.

Gray had been off from fishing for a few weeks and I had been clowning on him pretty bad about not being able to find fish....his first day he had three yellowfin, a couple of blacks, couple jacks and somehow managed a wahoo so I couldn't mess with him too much....the next day he goes and catches 11 yellowfin and the 7 the day after that....guess that will keep me quiet for a little while.  I had planned on going show him up last week but got blown out so now I have to listen to him for a while.....

Both Capt Gray and Capt Nick caught almost every fish on live bait....still a good bit of livies out there if you look.

Even have a few fish eating top water poppers.

Capt Mitch had the Party Crew that weekend....The guys had hit it hard all night and then tried to fish....after making it out to Mars area, Mitch landed three
tuna in the 70 pound range and then the guys told him to take it to the barn, they had enough.....with most of the crew sea sick, they called it a day.  Lesson.....always get good sleep before fishing an offshore trip...no partying, haha

Next couple of months should be pretty good. Dolphin will start to show up....this is the time of year we see live
pogies offshore and can net them for bait.  Its almost go time....bill fish have already started to show....still some wahoo around...April and May are good months...should be able to find good fish.  TIP....when throwing live bait for a dolphin you can see... make sure to let him swim away from you for a little before coming tight....when sight fishing with circle hooks, we all get trigger happy and think since we see the fish eat that we can set the hook but most times the hook will come out because the fish is facing you.   Pitch the bait, let the fish eat, may even swim around, once the fish feels the pressure, most times will take off away from the boat, let it run a few seconds and then apply drag easy....come to strike, fish on....enjoy yourselves out there and please be careful


We have dates open on both boats...fishing is getting good. June is filling up but still have open dates including weekend dates. The new boat is ready to rock. Check out the site and blog for more info, pics and videos.  Check us out on Facebook, please like the page.

Capt Josh Howard
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 2014

Been a while since a post. I've had many irons in the fire and a PC in much need of a shop. Fresh out of the shop today and so far so good. We recently got the 38 Sea Hunter back from Miami....had the tower removed, stickers put on the side, plenty of other things done while it was there...she is ready to rock. Capt Nick has been fishing it the last few days. Fishing has been good overall but pretty tough today. Nick said he just watched tuna slow roll all day. They ended up with a few tuna but was late back to the dock. Same crew tomorrow so hope for better results. Our wahoo season was good. Caught several big hooters and good numbers. In the really rough stuff the new boat plowed thru weaves like a champ. 38 ft is a lot of boat. Yellowfin and blackfin is mainly what's going on right now. Nick did have a good wahoo yesterday but the numbers on the hooters have decreased but we typically see a showing in mid march so never know. We are beginning to move away from the salt domes now and are concentrating on the floaters. We have some live bait around so that helps. Live bait, chunks of red meat and poppers will all produce fish in the next couple of months. We will start to scale back from 80 fluoro to 60 now. Seaguar premier is my fluorocarbon of choice. On hook size...that really depends on bait size. You will match the hook to the bait. I will use 6/0 and 7/0 the most but sometimes I drop as low as 5/0 and as big as 9/0.
We still have dates open in April and May. June is starting to book up but still some open dates...a few weekend dates. We have the Sea Hunter and the contender available to fish. This Sunday is open if you want to fish



 Capt Josh Howard 225-572-7408 deepsouthcharters@cox.net www.deepsouthcharters.com



Monday, August 26, 2013