Today was my first day out here in NJ and I mated for Joe Trainor on the Low Profile. The tuna fishing has been pretty solid and it is holding. We boxed 7 yellowfin tuna and a 100# bigeye tuna and headed home a little early. We had a couple throwbacks in the mix but the yellowfins were all in the 25-35 pound class range, FUN FISHING!!!
I am finally back and settled in in NJ after another boat move aboard Exile 65 from Grenada to Palm Beach, FL where the boat is up for sale. I will be here in NJ for the Summer season and returning to the southern Caribbean this Fall throughout until next summer spending most of my time running charters again in Grenada.
As for now, I can’t wait to get in on some of the tuna action out there that has kicked off here in New Jersey. Also some new exciting things going on with my tackle company Fish Downsea such as our latest product – Fish Downsea Chuggers!!!
Well today was our last trip in Grenada on Exile 65. We had a pair of newlyweds on their honeymoon and we wanted to get them some action, not only for them, but for ourselves to end on a high not here.
We aimed for wahoo in the am, but the barracudas were fierce and we weren’t able to scrounge up any wahoo bites.
We got to billfishing and nearly right away, a very very nice blue cane hard on the teaser then as quickly as she arrived, she faded. BUMMER. I made a few more passes and we picked up a sailfish release. Then soon after a double header and the couple had their first billfish ever. Woohoo.
Mid day doldrums set in until we found some birds and WHAM! Massive yellowfin bite and game on. After 45 minutes the yellowfin was in. The boat and Jackson had his personal best and that concluded our trip. What a way to end it!
Well time is winding down here for me in Grenada. Packing everything up, getting Exile 45 ready to splash back in the water hopefully before I leave, and departing on Exile 65 for Florida soon to take her to be sold. Sad, but all for the best. I am looking forward to the NJ fishing season and being back here in Grenada again by November for another long and great fishing season! We have 2 more charters before I leave here so hopefully some fun fishing reports coming your way. Lots of action to come so stay tuned.
We went out on my friend Steve’s boat today for a quick trip to see if we could get ourselves into some of the tuna action here in Grenada. I was stoked because I never get to crank on a big fish, so I couldn’t wait to do so. Right away we got into the birds thanks for the call in from some friends and WHAM, right away we were on, but we were on a blue marlin! After about 20 minutes we got the line back and got a clean release on the blue. Yahoooooo! That was fun. We got back on the tuna hunt and did come across them and get two bites that didn’t come tight, but that was all she wrote. Not bad for a half day of fishing.