The Art of Catching Yellowfin Tuna

Captain Troy Wetzel has been chartering his fishing boats from the Venice Marina in Plaquemines Parish, La.  for over 25 years.  He is currently the oldest and wisest of all the captains working out of Venice.   In fact, it is most likely that each of the captains working out of the Venice Marina has started out as Capt. Troy’s deckhand at one time or another.

 

“It is important to know that yellowfin have great eyesight and can see the fishing line.”

 

Catching The Big Tuna

 

Captain Troy has been asked many, many times to share his tips and tricks for catching yellowfin tuna.  Captain Troy’s response is that yellowfin tuna are very tricky.

 

He says, “It is important to know that yellowfin have great eyesight and can see the fishing line.”  He also adds that it helps to know that these fish have to eat often, and feed every three hours in order to keep up their speed.

 

“Keeping up their speed is crucial so that they do not fall prey to sharks on the hunt.  Yellowfin maintain their speed in order t