Land the Big One in Venice, LA


Sport fishing is all about the fight and landing the big one! You can catch yellowfin tuna, wahoo, red snapper, grouper, sailfish, mahi mahi, and other game fish from the Gulf of Mexico on board K3, the 36′ Yellowfin skippered by Captain Troy Wetzel. The Venice Marina near New Orleans is the gateway to the Gulf for an exciting 12-hour deep sea adventure on board a luxury vessel. Overnight big game fishing expeditions are also available.

The Yellowfin Yachts 36′ Offshore Specs

This is the customized boat designed by Yellowfin Yachts for saltwater fishing.

  • Length Overall (LOA): 36’8″
  • Beam: 10′
  • Weight: 9,500lbs
  • Fuel Capacity: 477 gallons
  • Draft: 1’6″

The boat is for anglers, including tournament fishers. The 36′ Yellowfin features swoop shear bow and center console.

The boat is powered by three 300 Yamaha 4.2L outboard engines with 900 horsepower. The stepped hull allows the boat to move quickly to 30 mph in only nine seconds. The boat planes over the waves even in choppy seas with a flared bow that tosses aside the spray. The optimum cruising speed is around 30 mph with about a 600-mile cruising range. You can cover a good portion of the Gulf with fuel to spare.

Comfort for Anglers

Comfort for Anglers

A leaning post gives anglers support while casting lines and fighting fish. A polycarbonate windshield extends from the center console to the helm area. A helm bench has room for two people with an angled footrest to help you brace yourself while you’re fishing for Yellowfin Tuna. There is a roomy ice chest under the forward console seat for food and drink.

The console area has a full stand-up head compartment. The seats in the forward section of the boat offer backrests for comfort while cruising.

There is a rigging station and plenty of storage for gear. One of the best features are the water tanks that hold live bait. This includes an 80-gallon well under seats and a 55 gallon hold in the transom. Your catch is kept in fish lockers by the hatch that offers access to the bilge.

Guided Charters

Knowledge is everything with a great charter fishing captain. Captain Troy and his crew know the best places to fish in the Gulf of Mexico. With 25 years of experience, they know where and when various species of game fish are running at different times during the year. They fish the rigs and the floaters, the lump, or even behind the shrimp fishing boats. They have the lures or catch the live bait that keep the game fish biting.

The 36′ Yellowfin carries up to six anglers for a full day or overnight fishing expedition. The cost of the excursion includes rods, reels, tackle, bait or lures, cleaning and bagging of your catch. It does not include your Louisiana fishing license although Capt. Troy will instruct you on how to obtain a temporary license.

The 36′ Yellowfin carries the latest sonar systems, depth sounder, autopilot, radar, radios, and other equipment necessary to find fish and cruise safely. The vessel meets all US Coast Guard safety requirements. Capt. Troy and his crew are familiar with all rules and regulations including the catch and release of certain species.

The flat rate for the day includes fuel and the opportunity to explore various areas of the Gulf. You never want to run out of fuel, oil, or even fresh water while fishing. 

Come prepared for a day on the Gulf of Mexico with hats, sunscreen, water, ice, preferred snacks, deck shoes, and taste for adventure. You may also need a raincoat or windbreaker, based on the weather. Be prepared to land that fighting game fish!