At the Mississippi River Delta lies Venice, LA. A town formerly known to few, it now claims fame as one of the premier locations for fishing carters. Known as the “tuna town” of America, it offers a rare opportunity to interested sportsmen: catching tuna in the Mississippi River. Fishing for tuna is normally a sport reserved for oceanic expeditions, but the unique ecosystem created where the river meets the gulf has created an ideal environment for tuna fishing.
Just fifteen miles from the mouth of the river, the continental shelf reaches depths exceeding 5000 feet. Called the Mississippi Canyon, this region is home to many pelagic species. The large network of offshore oil platforms near the delta and great depths of water relatively close to the shoreline create ideal conditions for