The good news came in late this afternoon–six months after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore fishing has finally re-opened…and Outdoor Life will be there to report live all next week!

We’re headed down to Venice, Louisiana and on Saturday night will be on board with Capt. Devlin Roussel ( for an exploratory swordfishing trip. From there, it’ll be yellowfin tuna, a trip for red snapper and some inshore fishing for reds and specks. Despite the spill, inshore fishing has been on fire in the past couple of weeks according to Ryan Lambert ( and we’ll test it out while we also test out all the new fishing tackle for the 2011 fishing season.

Full reports starting on Saturday right here on