Aug 29 2009
Aug 22 2009
Bait was hard to come by last week , Just 2 bait were alive in the well when the Lisa&Jake arrived at the fishing grounds. With many critter including Large Bass, Bluefish and Dogfish eating them up it was a risky move with just 2 shots at a Tuna.
Only one bait was deployed at a time to ensure an attack would give us a second chance. Within minutes a large explosion on the bait ensures it is a Tuna!
The Fish was fought by 3 anglers for over an hour before it was brought to gaff! A nice 170lb Bluefin Tuna!
With just one bait left but feeling good that we had the first bite , the bait was deployed. As I let the bait out into the tide a Tuna lunged out of the water and inhaled the bait. This fish was fought by Tom Smotherman who singley whipped the Tuna in 25 minutes! It also weighed in 175 lbs..Congrads to Tom!
Last weeks fishing trips landed Tuna on the overnight trip as well as the day trips. Tuna to 180 lbs were caught on 50 series stand up gear. These are Strong fish! The Dave Lazarro group from NJ have fought many Tuna in the Canyons and said they never thought they would pass a rod! It took 3 seasoned anglers over an hour to land this chunky 180lb Bluefin Tuna. The Todd Carrier group was out the next day and told of the battle, being novice anglers they voted for the large commercial Tuna rods and landed there 160 lb Tuna in 20 minutes.