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postheadericon Big Eyes, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin, and Bluefin

Fishing has been pretty darn good lately. Yesterday was definitely one of our best of the season, just one of those days it all seemed to work out. I ran a short inshore trip on our 48' JUSTIFIED and ended up catching 12 tunas. First bite of the day was a yellowfin, then the rest bluefin. It was a steady pick for us all morning, with sizes 40 to 80 pounds. We had 12 bites and caught 12 fish. Crossed paths with Joe on the 55' (LOW PROFILE) on his way out for an overnighter early in the afternoon about as we were headed home. Banner Trip to say the least. First they fought a blue marlin for a good bit, finally releasing the estimated 350# fish. They picked at some Yellowfin after that, then hooked a big-eye that they fought till about 11pm finally boating it. The fish weighed at 240, although based on measurements, seemed bigger? measurements put it at 280. anyway, a heck of a fish. After that the chunk bite was on. they stopped a little before 2am, with plenty and headed in. Joe said the Yellowfin ranged from 15 to 50 pounds. Great to see the Yellowfin finally biting overnight.. I remember last year, the first mad dog chunk bite in the canyon was the first week of July for us...Hopefully a sign of good things to come!

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Trey

 

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Yellowfin Tuna FishingNew Jersey Tuna Fishing Charter Report


The 2013 season is off to a great start.  Early on the canyons were loaded with Yellowfin and limit catches were common.  That bite slowed, just as the Bluefin moved in to the inshore lumps.  We still manged to find a nice bunch of Yellowfin Tuna on our last Canyon Overnight Tuna trip, limiting out and releasing many more.  This trophy 80 Pound Yellowfin was taken in early July on an inshore Bluefin Trip.  It's a great time to target Bluefin on light tackle, jigs, livebait or trolling them up.

 

The rest of July should see the Yellowfin move inshore for about a month, as the bluefin roll on through, then it will be all canyon fishing the rest of the season, for Yellowfin, Big Eyes, Blue and White Marlin, Swordfish and Makos.  All signs are that we are in for yet another banner NJ canon Fishing Season.

 

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Mako Shark Fishing Charter2013 Canyon Season is now officially open. 

Warm gulf stream water has moved into the North East Canyons off the New Jersey coast early this season and the fish are here all ready.  Time to get out there and chase your trophy Makos, Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Big Eye Tuna.  Tuna Charters and Shark Charters are now available till November.

 

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postheadericon NJ Fall Yellowfin Chunk Bite Heats Up

img-20120928-00003Great Chunking Action on Nice Yellowfin

 

The last couple nights produced our best trips of the Fall to date.  We hooked 16 and 20 fish on our last two trips and the guys boated 8 and 13, obviously fighting a good many more.  These are not the 45-55 pound fish we've been catching most of the season, but a larger school, some of which are in the low 70 pound range.  They are tough fighting fish for sure.  All the action has come on the drift on sardines.  Most of the bites have been up top with the tuna feeding in the upper 50 feet of the water column.  Hopefully this is a sign of the beginning of a great October Yellowfin run.  We also saw our first Longfin tuna of the season, caught a nice Wahoo on the troll, and jumped off a decent sized Mako on a 60 pound fluro carbon leader.

 

Tight Lines,

 

Trey

 

postheadericon NJ Fall Chunk Bite Getting Gonig

Big Eye Tuna FishingNew Jersey Fall Tuna Bite, Whites, Sails, and Dolphin too

 

Finally, the fish have started turning on at night.  After a slow night Thursday, we made a move to the north and offshore and it paid off.  Once we found the fish, we had pretty steady action for most of the evening.  No huge numbers, but we only had 2 gentleman on board with us to fight the fish.  The fights were pretty long and the yellowfin relatively large.  We were short drifting a temperature break in about 500 fathoms that was holding the fish.  We ended up with 3 nice sized yellowfin in the boat, and lost probably 4 others.  Our last bite of the evening ended up a 100-110# big eye, which we put in the boat.  We packed it in about 4:30am and headed home.   A bit further up the line to the north, the chunk bite is absolutely nuts, so seems we are in for a good few weeks of fishing.

 

Capt. Joe ran a day trip on Friday and found some great action with up to 50 dolphin and eight billfish sightings (white marlin and sailfish).  Great action, not all that far from the dock.  Reports of wahoo on the inshore lumps are also pretty steady as well, so not a bad time to try a shorter day trip either.

 

Tight Lines,

 

Trey

 
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