A Guide to the Top Big Game Fish Found in Louisiana

Louisiana’s Guide to the Top Big Game Fish   The legendary quality of Louisiana offshore fishing has made it of the state’s premier attractions. If you are searching for the best quality big game fish, you will find them right here in the Pelican State. Whether you’re interested in local Gulf charter fishing or in serious Gulf deep sea fishing, you’re bound to find top notch conditions for your favorite offshore activity.   No matter what kind of big game fish you may be interested in, you’re sure to find some of the finest examples in the world. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most famous big game species to be discovered in the realm of Louisiana offshore fishing.   Yellowfin Tuna   Louisiana has long been known as one of the premier spots for Gulf Coast deep sea fishing. If you’re ready to reel in one of the state’s best known and loved specimens, it’s time to set your sights on the Yellowfin tuna. There is no seasonal limit on finding the mighty Yellowfin tuna. It can be caught all year round, even in the deep winter season.   If you really want to find the Yellowfin in all of its natural abundance, you’ve got to try the Midnight Lump. This is the name given to a large salt dome also known as the Sackett Bank. The Lump can be found roughly 50 miles off the Venice coast. It can also be accessed about 21 miles away from where the mouth of the Mississippi River is found. If you’ve never fished the Midnight Lump before, you’re in for a major treat.   Blue Marlin   Planning on reeling in the mighty Blue Marlin? Get ready for the fight of your life. This heavyweight champion is one of the major highlights of the Louisiana Gulf fishing scene. When your Marlin breaks the water upon being hooked, you’d best be prepared for a lot of nervous nail biting and heavy duty line wrangling.   Unlike the Yellowfin, the Marlin is very much a seasonal visitor. If you want to get hooked on the thrill of the chase, you need to be in Louisiana during the late spring and mid-summer, roughly May through July.   Finding the Marlin is a true Gulf deep sea fishing odyssey. You won’t find them in the shallows. They prefer to congregate in major numbers some 15 to 100 miles off the coast. Once you’re in their territory, you can spot the Blue Marlin on the surface of the water surface. Look for them in the vicinity of Port Fourchon, Grand Isle and Venice.   Louisiana Swordfish   One of the acknowledged main prizes of Louisiana fishing is the legendary Swordfish. This classic deep sea creature is one of the fiercest and tastiest morsels known to anglers all over the southern United States. But if you want to find the choicest catch, you’ve got to come to Louisiana.   The Swordfish is a close relative…