As the end to our 2011 Cod season nears we are already on Pollock and saddened by the lack of Cod to end the season that has been in all the past years lock and load! The boats have been on good schools of Pollock the past week that typically group up this time of year and make for some great large fish angling! Pollock fishing typically has gotten better as the weather cools right into mid December! Haddock have also been accessible in most spots to add to the catch.
Large Tuna were caught last week! another 800 pound Blue fin was landed by a wedding party from Canada! These folks own a fly in lodge in central Canada that fish for walleye. Well as the boredom loomed of Tuna fishing the seas sickness settled in with the post storm swells but all was about to change!. Then it happened, the 130 Shimano light up as it almost ran out of the Dacron backing until the fish came to a holt. The weary anglers had to forget the walleye skills and learn Big Game fishing Gloucester style. A few quick lessons on bent but swivel rod holder fishing and these folks were good to go!
The battle lasted 90 minutes. It was 90 minutes of 8-10 minute shifts on the rod. Each angler took a turn, saesickness left some and contiued in others, but they kept the rod bent! When the rod was not bent the captain seemed to just yell REEL over and over until he was horse and couldn’t yell any more! The fish was up and down for the last 20 minutes of the fight, the captain fought the building sea to keep the boat out of the fishes way. Before the anglers knew what was happening the mammoth fish surfaced and the harpoon was launched into the fish. It was pissed! The fish screamed out 100 ft of what was now 70 lbs of drag on thr rod and a harpoon rope in its back. With good work of the Captain and Mate the fish was tail roped and the Canadian folks have some great stories and picture to tell at the wedding!
Kayman Charters will be opening their lodge in March of 2012! and is now taking reservations for March 2012. Come check out this awesome place to stay while visiting Gloucester!
Friday November 4 is a split trip visit kaymancharters.com to sign up!
The fine folks from Aikens Lake lodge display their Giant!
Trying to keep rice paper on the fish in the Gale was a tough task!
Some nice Pollock come aboard!
Dollar Bill slams a nice one!
The Shimano 130’s are waiting for the next Giant!