Today we decided to give the morning a try line class shark fishing on the Trade In, this time using 2# test for a mako. We did one long drift on the good bottom structure just to the east of the Cigar. The water was 71 degrees and green. We had a great drift to the North. Action was slow with just a few small hammerheads swimming through the slick today. The wind came on strong around 11 so we got out of there before the forecasted 20-30 knot winds filled in.
Monthly Archives: June 2017
We had a 16 hour charter on Exile 65 and went searching for tuna. With the scattered reports we decided to focus our efforts fishing the Spencer Canyon and it paid off. The water temp was 71.5 and green, but we marked some bait in the tip which is where we had all of our bites.
The morning started slow but at 830am the bite started. We caught a double header of yellowfin but only one was a keeper. Soon after we had a triple of nice yellowfins in the upper 40# class and then tripled up again with two nicer ones in this mix that went 55 pounds. We picked at a few more singles of nice size yellowfins and ended the day early with 10 yellowfin tuna in the boat! Sea witches and tuna flares with ballyhoo accounted for the majority of our tunas. Awesome day of tuna fishing!
We slipped out on the Trade In to catch the last two hours of the incoming tide in the back bay around Somers Point. The water is still cold for this time of year at 62 degrees. We had good action catching 10 and one nice keeper that went 26″. Fun little quick trip with Maureen’s grandkids.
With the perfect weather we slipped out for a quick afternoon trip to explore for some bluefin tuna on the troll aboard the Trade In. We setup on the troll on an inshore lump and after about 30 minutes got into an under bluefin (40″) on the way back Downs Blue Tuna Flare and Kristie got her first personal bluefin tuna! Congrats! We also had a double header on the other way back blue and white 3 oz. Joe Shute with a mahi-mahi that we got into the boat as well. We gave it another 1-2 hours and picked up one more under bluefin (38″) on the way back blue and white again, put the fish in the boat and took off for home. Not bad for a 6 hour tuna trip!