Tuna fishing is popular all over the world, supplying grocery stores with canned and pouched tuna, providing sushi chefs with high quality sashimi and sushi ingredients, and presenting a unique challenges to anglers who aspire to catch them. One place where fishing for tuna is popular and highly successful is Venice, LA where the Mississippi River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Just 15 miles out of the mouth of the river, the continental shelf begins reaching depths of over 5,000 feet. This area is known as the Mississippi Canyon, and is home to many pelagic species which attract fish and make catching tuna in the Mississippi River not only possible, but probable!
There are, remarkably, a variety of types of tuna in the Mississippi. These me