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Fly-Fishing the Gulf Rigs

All photos by Mike Mazur

September 4, 2008
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Venice, Louisiana, at its finest: Doubled fly rods and big pelagics around the oil rigs.

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A fat yellowfin tuna skyrockets through a school of bait off Venice.

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**Big tuna like this put even the stoutest of fly gear to the test. **

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Mustad’s Jeff Pierce with a fine Louisiana dolphin.

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A wild dolphin goes airborne trying to throw a tube fly.

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FFSW publisher Gary Jennings takes yet another big mahi off a thick weed line.

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This cobia is small, but plenty of monsters are also willing to eat around the northern Gulf’s oil platforms.

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 This whale shark was surrounded by tiny baitfish and a horde of feasting blackfin tuna?

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?Gary Jennings managed to snag one just off the whale shark’s nose!

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Capt. Rimmer Covington and Jeff Pierce display the benefits of persistence and hard work.

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Even the author, here with Capt. Kevin Beach, managed to get in on the action. Yes, his fish was a dink?

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Find out more about this trip and related upcoming feature in Fly Fishing in Salt Waters by reading Mike Mazur’s Editor’s Blog**

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