Chase Big Tuna at the Midnight Lump With Captain Brett Ryan in Venice, Louisiana

One of the many reasons Venice, Louisiana attracts so many fishermen each year is because of the unique underwater landmark that is located just 50 miles from port in an area known as the Midnight Lump. The lump is a winter fishing hotspot and is actually a large formation created by a salt dome. This tall dome causes the water to quickly become shallow (with depths around 200 to 250 feet), which traps small baitfish in the current where the BIG FISH can get them.

With large numbers of baitfish trapped here, you will also find the big “pigs” as we call them – yellowfin tuna of 200+ pounds – lurking nearby to feed, and turning grown men into babies after a backbreaking fight.

The Midnight Lump

Get the Most Out of Your Lump Fishing Experience

When you take one of our charters to the Midnight Lump, you have the advantage of having a knowledgeable and experienced boat captain, a reliable vessel, and a great supply of gear and equipment. We can design a lump fishing trip for you that will enable you to best increase your chances of having an unforgettable catch, taking you to the best locations at the ideal times based on the time of year, weather and current conditions.

Visiting the lump is great for experienced fisherman as well as those on their very first fishing trip. While the lump provides world class fishing opportunities, especially for big fish, the waters are sometimes fairly rough during that time of year. It is necessary to take extra safety precautions and wear the proper gear. This also means asking for advice if you suffer from motion sickness as we can suggest a few remedies ahead of time which may help.

Fish Caught While Fishing the Midnight Lump

Lump fishing is all about chasing giant yellow fin tuna. However a typical trip will also include stops at other structures and rigs along the way to target wahoo and other species.

The midnight lump obviously attracts a lot of fish, as well as a ton of fishermen. If you are interested in visiting more secluded and lesser-known fishing areas off of the coast of Venice, LA, we will help you with this as well. Please call early as lump season books up quickly!

Contact us today to book an unforgettable charter fishing trip out of Venice, Louisiana to the Midnight Lump.

Contact Information

237 Sports Marina Rd
Venice, LA 70091

Telephone:(504) 231-1842

From Our Facebook Page

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!!

Summertime in this here in the fishing is off to a great start! Here is the report from my Lodge.

Summertime is here!!!! Had an amazing Memorial weekend with the Fairbanks group. These guys have been fishing Memorial weekend with me for eight years now. And we always have a blast! Not forgetting the other trips they take here during the year as well!!
With tropical storm Alberto bearing down on us for the weekend we made the decision to take a quick Friday afternoon trip and not run offshore on Sunday. Friday afternoon we made a quick limit of mangrove snapper and headed back to the lodge for dinner. On Saturday we ran off shore in search of tuna. In the morning we added a couple of black fin tuna to the box then made a short stop to catch our limit of Amberjack. We then headed to pull trolling baits on the rip line. We ended up catching 114 pounds of what was left of probably a 150 pound yellowfin tuna that the sharks decided to take a few bites out of. Calling it a day after some great fishing we headed back to The Waypoint for a crawfish boil that evening. By this time tropical storm Alberto was making his presence known in Destin and far away from us. Even though it was too rough to go offshore on Sunday Captain Rok of Venice Guide Service Took the guys out inshore fishing for redfish. And they had a blast quickly catching their limits between two boats by 11 AM.

We hope everyone had as wonderful of a memorial day weekend as we did here in Venice. The summer is just starting and we have a few months left of some excellent fishing give us a call to get in on the action!

Capt Brett Ryan
Venice, La