We lucked out with perfect flat calm weather and ran to the Baltimore Canyon. We fished from 10:30-230 in the NE corner on a 78-79 degree break with sulphur line. Blue green water. We managed to go 2/3 on white marlin in that time all flat line bites as well as a mahi. In that mix we also raised a blue marlin to the teaser that just never ate. The guys decided they wanted to try and find some tunas so we made a move to the South Poormans and got into some beautiful blue water at 330pm.
We raised a few white marlin that didn’t come tight on the tuna gear, and then did manage to hook one more for a catch, but it wasn’t until dark that we finally got our tuna bites and managed to box 3 yellowfin tuna! All night we had a fast drift and kept trying to make something happen but it just never panned out. We tried a couple hours in the morning for more tunas but no bites.
We started in 1200 fathoms of the Lindy in 81.5 degree blue water. Flat calm seas and perfect weather. The water was absolutely beautiful as you could see down forever! We started early getting a release on a white marlin off of the left flat line at 843. We had a little lull and then we let another white marlin go that we switched off of the right teaser at 1050. Then the long rigger got slammed which turned out to be a fat 50# long fin tuna at 1120. We trolled in a few miles to the color change and caught a couple mahi and then released our last white of the day at 1230. With that we picked up and ran inside to some floats and absolutely wrecked the mahi. Awesome action and so fun! Great day!
With the slower fishing we knew we were going to have to be ready for everything and we were. Day 1 we got into some action with Mahi early boxing 34 of them. Then we got into the marlin troll and wow was it slow. We saw tunas on top and switched over to tuna fishing only to have a white marlin pile on which we did not catch. We pounded it out and managed a Tuna at sunset.
The night drift did not produce anything special for us even with a few location changes. We got on the troll in the dark the next morning and it started off looking like nothing would happen. Then finally wham! We got into some action on nice 50-60 pound yellowfin tunas to make the trip! Box full of meat!
Back at it on Euphoria today. We got into the action early this am getting 3 big bites but only coming right on 1 which was a hefty 100+ pound yellowfin for 12 year old Tyler’s first every pelagic fish! What a way to start your offshore career!!! The rest of the day was slow but we did manage to box two more yellowfins and called it a day.
I ran the 61 Viking Wish You Were Here for the WMO again this year. Day 1 we saw slow fishing catching 3/4 yellowfins in the 40 pound class and never saw a billfish.
Day two we got into epic yellowfin fishing catching at least 15 and released a white marlin. We went to the scales hoping maybe to sneak in a daily tuna but our 54 pounder was beat out by a 60 pounder.
Day 3 we got into a white marlin early and released it. Shortly after we hooked into another white and after 45 minutes we sunk the gaffs in her. 73 incher! We didn’t get another bite the rest of the day. The scales only showed us that the white was 66 lbs so no qualifier. All in all fun tournament as always !
Turning and burning here daily and headed to WMO on the Wish You We’re Here. We finished our 4 day stretch yesterday on Euphoria and ended with 4 yellowfins, 1 that should have went around 100 pounds! Great week of fishing.
We started our day at 5:00am at grey light in 50 fathoms. We happened to get two lines out and wham! We were on a double header but only caught 1 of them which was a 40 pound yellowfin. After that is went entirely flat. We worked the entire canyon. For 3 hours and it just didn’t look like anything was going to happen.
At 830 we made a solid run north for about a 45 minute move where we ended up having consistent action all day on yellowfins ranging from 10-40 lbs. We even had a nice 400 pound blue pile on the flying fish teaser and we made the switch to the 80 pitch which was a Fish Downsea big Chugger and a Spanish mackerel and game on. After a while we eventually pulled the hook but what a show. Really fun day of fishing yet again!
Today we started our day in the Wilmington Canyon looking to get into some action with tunas the first few hours of daylight. Unfortunately there wasn’t much to it and we were one of the lucky few to get a yellowfin at all this morning. Shortly after the right long goes off and we are on a nice blue marlin. After a lot of chasing the fish around in reverse we finally got the release on the 400-500 pound fish. Great show and fun catch!
We worked offshore and got into the warmer, bluer water and worked the edge of the temperature break. Not long after we hooked into a white marlin but somehow got too wrapped and POW. There goes that fish, ouch! Not long after we got hooked into a double header and got both anglers their first white marlin! Then it was silent for a few hours until finally on the left teaser a white marlin came cruising in, and we got an easy bait and switch and another first white marlin!
Very fun day of marlin fishing!!!