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It's looking like it is going to be an awesome summer @ Go Long Charters!
Caught on 5/27/17

Gray Long

(225) 252-5315

Laine Fontenot

(225) 287-9602

May 28, 2017 at 7:18pm

Fishing in Venice, LA in 2017 so far has been phenomenal. It started off with a great lump season with huge Yellowfin Tuna, limits of Amberjack, and Red Snapper. As we transition into more of a summertime pattern with live bait and greater numbers of tuna, we look forward to the opening of the Federal Red Snapper season June 1 through July 20 as well. We will also start targeting Billfish, Mahi Mahi along the weed lines, as well as all the reef species on rigs and reefs. Five-star lodging is also available. So, what are you waiting for? Bring the family, a good group of friends, some of your business clients, or a bachelor party down to Venice and come spend a day with Go Long Charters to stock your freezers up with fresh fish like never before. Give us a call or shoot us an email and we can get you booked as soon as possible!

Gray Long

(225) 252-5315

Laine Fontenot

(225) 287-9602

May 25, 2017 at 3:02pm

The fishing out of Venice is on fire!

We are putting our customers on huge yellowfin tuna as close as 20 miles out of the pass!

The wahoo fishing is good at the shelf rigs and especially around the full and new moons. I'm pulling Russell Lures, X-raps, Bombers and Stretch 30s.

Several options for Tuna fishing. The humps are holding some big Yellowfin as well as Blackfin Tuna and giant AJs. On calmer days you can find fish at the floaters and drill ships. Just remember that live bait is tough to come by this time on year so make sure you bring some chum. And keep in mind those pesky kings make great bait.

Rig fishing is usually good this time ofn year with. Amberjack, grouper and some nice cobia.

Plus the State Snapper season is open and there are plenty of big Red Snapper in close. So you can grab a quick limit on the way back in from tuna fishing!

Its definitely time to go!

February 21, 2017 at 3:53pm

Only a few days remain open for the federal snapper season and we do have a couple of days available. Limits of snapper have been fairly easy on our return from tuna fishing. Offshore, the bite had been fairly consistent with some days ok and some great. Catching a few big fish as well. A couple of days ago we had a 170 and a 150. Along with some 80s and 50s. Best baits have been thread fin herring and discos. But don't be discouraged if you can't find live bait. They are definitely eating the dirt. Set up a good distance on the up current side and get to work. Call today for availability as the fishing will only get better as the summer heats up. Go Long Charters

July 01, 2016 at 10:56am

Open boat Sunday. Call today! Mixed bag yesterday including tuna, Mahi, snapper and a bonus wahoo!

June 23, 2016 at 4:21pm

Weather look great and The Triple Threat is open Friday and Sunday.

Capt. Gray Long

June 21, 2016 at 11:37am

Offshore Report
All I can say is this has been a great
start to June and it appears that it's
going to be an outstanding summer! The
tuna fishing has been consistent and
they seem to be everywhere. From the
shelf rigs all the way out to the
offshore floaters. The only negative I
can find right now is that small
hardtails and discos have been hard to
come by but luckily the pogies are
extremely thick and easy to cast net.
We have been catching the yellowfin on
live baits, chum as well as on poppers.
And these fish are not all summer
schoolies. We are seeing some true
studs out there. Another bonus is the
Mahi Mahi are finally starting to show
in numbers and that should do nothing
but improve as the summer heats up.
Rig fishing has been good as well and
with the federal Red Snapper season
open, we will continue to grab a limit
on the way in from tuna fishing. In
addition to the red snapper, the scamp
have been so thick you can target them
with livies and jigs and the cobia and
mangroves are also hanging out on the
same structures.
Remember, the Federal Red
Snapper season for charter boats runs
through July 17th so get in on this action.

Go Long Charters

June 15, 2016 at 8:25pm

Well its that time of year again and like clockwork, the Tuna and Wahoo bite has turned on.

We 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.

Myself along with Capt. Bubba James put it on em pretty good last weekend. Friday we had terrible conditions with the wind, seas, water quality not to mention the cold but we still managed to fill the box with tuna including one fish at 130lbs. Sunday we were down to only 2 anglers. Apparently the other 2 guys had enough fun on Friday and decided to relax back at the Saltgrass Lodge. The guys that came back were rewarded with a beautiful sunny calm day and Yellows on the chew. They finished off their limit on yellows as we went 6 for 8. 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.

February 20, 2015 at 10:54am

Quick report. Had Janet and Mike from Idaho on board the Triple Threat. Yep, all the way from Idaho. Janet had set up the trip of inshore fishing, offshore fishing and lodging at Saltgrass as a birthday present to her husband. Unfortunately the weather was not the greatest so we opted to stay 'fairly close'. The decision was a good one as Wade and I had two exhausted fishermen after the 8th jumbo blackfin came on board. After catching 15 blackfin and feeding an estimated 400lb mako they said they had enough. The only request Mike had left was to pull for wahoo. Great decision. 5 wahoo later and they really did say it was time to go. Thanks guys for a great trip. Blacks were all caught with chunks and the wahoo fell for X-raps and Bombers. Josh and I still have plenty of openings!

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters
(225) 252-5315

April 07, 2014 at 3:36pm


April 04, 2014 at 11:24am

More pics

April 04, 2014 at 11:19am

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April 04, 2014 at 11:10am

This time of year the weather is the major factor for offshore fishing. When its decent and we can get out, the fishing has been good but unfortunately we have had to reschedule many of our customers due to the conditions. Hopefully things will get better soon.

The previous week was good and even though we fished in some heavy downpours we caught really nice fish. The Triple Treat boated nearly 40 Yellowfin in 6 days of fishing along with Blackfin tuna, Wahoo and Amberjack.

Most of the fish were taken on live bait and Frenzy Poppers. The live bait has been a little difficult to find and time consuming but it has been worth the extra effort.

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 sight fishing for dolphin... make sure to let him swim away from you for a little while before coming tight....when using 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

People have been asking so we have decided to show a picture of the Blue Fin Tuna we caught a couple of years ago. Also a picture of the Triple Threat now that we have removed the tower. We have open is getting good. June is filling up but still have open dates including weekend dates. The new boat is ready to rock!

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters LLC
(225) 252-5315

April 04, 2014 at 10:58am

Couple more pics

June 10, 2013 at 4:51pm

Had Todd Dempsey and gang on the Deja Vu this past Saturday for Josh and we couldn't have asked for better weather. Left out early and made a direct line for the snapper hole. Took a minute to get things going but we made pretty quick work out of a nice limit of red snapper before the boat show arrived. With that out of the way, we headed south to see what the gulf had to offer. Stopped at some grass patches and put some good Mahi on ice. We then hit a beautiful rip and pulled it for several hours with nothing to show for our time. The line held lots of flyers and other bait but we just couldn't find anything wanting to chew. With lines up we headed south with a few live baits. First baits out and immediately doubled up. One shark and a dolphin that I somehow managed to lose at the boat. Baits back out and another double knock down. One swing and a miss and 1 small dolphin. Baits back out. Brad and I both saw a fish bust on the bait and we are immediately hooked up. I saw about a 50lber blow up but Brad said that he thought he saw a 'pretty good' fish hit. After about an hour and half fight, Cody and his Father Tracy Brouillard bring up a true slob. The 50lber I thought I saw turned into an 183lb Stud! We managed a few more nice Dolphin before heading for home. We have this Sunday (Father's Day) open. Give us a call!

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters LLC
(225) 252-5315

June 10, 2013 at 4:48pm

Quick report from the last few days. The fishing was kind of hit or miss. The Yellow fin Tuna were extremely finicky but limits of Red Snapper came very quick. Best of all, the Mahi are showing up in good numbers. We did manage to land of few really nice fish including a 165lb yellow fin tuna a 38lb Bull Dolphin and a 21.5lb Red Snapper as well as some nice cobia and some huge black fin tuna over the last few days. Red meat worked best for the tuna with poppers and pogies hooking up the Mahi. Mitch and I will be back at beginning tomorrow.

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters LLC
(225) 252-5315

June 06, 2013 at 5:48pm

Headed down to Venice for a 5 day stretch but we do have Tuesday June 4th available. If anyone would like to get in on some Yellow Fin, Mahi Mahi and Red Snapper action give me a shout. Enclosed are a few pics from last Saturday with Ronnie Forsyth and his great group.

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters LLC
(225) 252-5315

May 31, 2013 at 9:14am

Looks like the weather offshore is going to get nasty for Sunday. We have an open boat for this Thursday and the weather looks pretty good. NOAA's report for THURSDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. We are coming up on the new moon so hopefully the wahoo will be chewing along with some Yellowfin. Give us a call.

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters
(225) 252-5315

March 06, 2013 at 11:30am

Appears the wahoo have really decided to chew with this last lunar cycle. Even with some extremely rough conditions we were still able to put 12 beautiful hooters in the box and probably lost another 5 (that’s wahoo fishing) over the last couple of days. The color and type of bait didn’t seem to matter as we caught fish on both Bombers and X-Raps in a wide variety of patterns. Just remember to change the hooks as these fish will definitely bend some of the standard hooks. Unfortunately we never made it out to the tuna grounds due to some sea sickness but from speaking with the other captains, it appears the Tuna fishing is really about to go off. Josh and I have open dates available so call us to chase some Wahoo, Tuna and Amberjack!

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters
(225) 252-5315

February 26, 2013 at 2:21pm

From Capt. Tommy's report as well as a report from another captain just received along with the past few days catches, the wahoo bite has turned on really hard and will probably continue for the next week. If you ever wanted wahoo, this may be your best shot. If you want to go, we have the following days open. Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and then Next Tuesday! I believe all days will be good for wahoo, we are pushing up on the new moon now!!!!

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters
(225) 252-5315

February 04, 2013 at 3:24pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long - Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: Go Long Charters

Kamakazi Diver - Hardtails

June 12, 2013 at 9:48am
A comment titled: Capt Gray Long/Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: REEL LIFE FISHING

Capt. Tommy, go Venice style and put a 22oz on there and you won't have to wait so long! Nice catch Skipper.

August 08, 2012 at 1:27pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long in response to a report titled: Prayers Needed

Really sorry to hear that Tommy. Let me know if you need anything.

January 02, 2012 at 9:30pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long - Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: REEL LIFE FISHING

Tommy, shouldn't you be hunting right now? By the way Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Brother!

December 28, 2011 at 1:14pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long in response to a report titled: Capt. Gray Long - Go Long Charters LLC

Funny Tommy. Actually I was surprised we caught anything with him on the boat. I think he wants to deck for you this summer.

December 22, 2011 at 4:41pm
A comment titled: Capt Gray Long - Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: REEL LIFE FISHING

You needed some of those 24oz leads on your tight lines. Nice catch Capt!

December 14, 2011 at 12:48pm
A comment titled: Capt Gray Long in response to a report titled: Fishing Report

Tommy, I knew you would love that. I almost mentioned how that kind of tackle would make my buddies in Cocodrie cringe. Hey, its the Venice way! By the way, it was actually 50's.

December 13, 2011 at 8:12pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long- Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: Tuna Fishing, Venice

Nice job Capt. Ole deckhand 'Butters' is coming around. Looking forward to getting back down there with you.

July 09, 2011 at 11:26am

I would like to recant my post about the great seas we were going to have this past weekend! I should not have believed NOAA or IMPACT.

Report from the past couple of days will be posted soon.

May 09, 2011 at 2:31pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long in response to a report titled: Finally

Congrats Capt. Eric and to you old GrandPaw Tommmy!

March 14, 2011 at 10:55am
A comment titled: Capt Gray Long - Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: 'REEL LIFE' Fishing

That's pretty funny. I'm fishing down there with you/besides you on Sat. Just cancelled my overnighter for Thurs/Friday.

October 13, 2010 at 10:38am
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long - Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: 'REEL LIFE' Fishing

Great Hooter Capt Tommy. How come you never showed me that secret hole?

October 12, 2010 at 4:57pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long - Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: Capt Gray Long - Go Long Charters

Go to

This will provide you with a map.

October 11, 2010 at 3:50pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long - Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: Koran thread

Thank you again Andy!

September 08, 2010 at 10:40am
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long - Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: offshore

The recent opening only included waters out east including Florida, Alabama & MS. The Louisiana waters effected by this recent opening are those out from Chandeleur and eastward. All the federal waters out from Venice, Grand Isle, Fourchon etc remained closed. I have been in contact with some of the officials with NOAA to try to obtain specifics about our area. I will post as soon as I hear of anything concrete.


September 03, 2010 at 11:55am
A comment titled: Capt Gray Long- Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: Capt Gray Long- Go Long Charters

Yes. We are running either far south or southwest to get to open waters.

August 22, 2010 at 1:09pm

In any organization, you are not going to have all members agreeing on every topic. With that said, Capt. Daryl Carpenter has spent countless hours trying to fight against regulations and proposed changes that would not only hurt the charter boat captains but everyone that fishes in the Gulf of Mexico. What have you done? To those complaining about the stance he took by firing off unsupported comments, I ask, 'were you in Pensacola the past couple of days fighting for Amberjack, Red Snapper, The LUMP, separation zones, etc....?' If not, then quietly sit back and pray that Daryl and other members of the Charter Boat Association can get some of these trends reversed. If not, typing about fishing maybe the only thing you have left to do!

August 20, 2010 at 2:46pm
A comment titled: Get your Facts Straight! in response to a report titled: Commission plans to take action on fishing closures

Once again Valvguy1 you are misquoting the facts! Do not generalize your statements unless you are actually going to take the time and do the research! Some captains who may be members of the Charter Boat Association spoke out against the reopening but the entire Association did not.

Capt. Gray Long
Go Long Charters
(225) 252-5315

August 20, 2010 at 12:28pm
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long-Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: 'REEL LIFE' Fishing

Awesome grouper Capt. Tommy! Congrats.

August 12, 2010 at 8:55am
A comment titled: Capt. Gray Long Go Long Charters in response to a report titled: Overnight Tuna Trip

Actually it was caught on a jig.

August 04, 2010 at 12:45pm
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