we had nick, kirk and kyle guthy out for a day trip and once again we had to deal with thunderstorms and nautical seas, but the fishing was good. we were four for five on yellowfins. kyle comes back in september for his overnighter.
we had the waller family back out friday for some tunafishing, dodging thunderstorms we had our first bite in a downpour as eric landed a nice yellowfin. jason , dillon and cameron each landed a fish and we lost several others. the guys are opting for an overnighter next
we had pat paterson and friends along with ted and son tj out for an overnighter aug 6/7. we stopped inshore to boat a 69' bluefin est weight 175 lbs. we pushed offshore to troll the canyon but no tuna, however we trolled a white marlin ans a 100 lb mako. on the chunk we had a 88' est 250-275 mako and six nice yellowfins.
the guys were extremly good anglers and very helpful.
inshore for some bluefin action and caught an over and under. the over was 62" but a tiger shark got every bit of his meat, all that came to the boat was his head, spine and tail. we prowe had longtime customer brent peterson out july 29/30 with his crew . we stopped
we had jeff russo along with old friends and former head wrestling coach at north hunterdon high school tim flynn, present coach chris hrunka, and eric " drago" mcneel out for a day of tuna fishing. we caught 4 unders to 55 lbs and a 62'er about 115lbs. it was a great guys
capt's kevin and dave took kevin and gino july 19-20 on an overnighter. we immediately hooked a 400 pound blue marlin and kevin did a great job, we were 5; from the leader right behind the boat when he made one more jump and sliced the leader. we can't really call it a catch , but it was darn close. we released a white and jumped a few more off. gino caught a 29 pound mahi, our largest in quite a while. the highlight was the wolfpack of bigeyes that crashed our spread, we could have hooked 8 or 9 but with only two anglers i stopped the boat when we came tight on three. the guys were great and we all had fun. we see them again in septmeber, and they already booked two for 2019
i promised my new friend ten year old nick scalabrini of point boro last winter that i would take him offshore. i met him at the reel seat, and this kid has a passion for fishing. so capt;s jimmy, kevin, and i took him on june 27th, along with his dad dave. it was a rough ride out, exactly what i didn't want to do to him, but he was a trooper. we caught 15 yellowfin up to 45 pounds and all had a great time. this young man has a huge passion for fishing, and will have many great days ahead of him.
capt's kevin and dave took dave popiak and charlie out for an overnighter. we let the guys know it was slow but they had a positive attitude and we shoved off. we stopped inshore and caught 4 bluefins to thirty pounds before heading off to the canyon. we pot hopped and caught 27 mahi. setting up for the night we released two blue sharks and caught a keeper swordfish. the guys had a great time as did kevin and i. we will see them again next year.
capt's kevin and dave took longtime jenny lee supporter joe zagorski of crossroads audio and video along with an all star cast. the two daves, sven, john "butterbean"johannsen and special guest jerry "fishmonger"., and 18 cartons of ciggys. we have been at the dock for a very long time due to back to back hurricanes and the very slow fishing, but joe as he always does, understood the chances and took his chances. we trolled a few hours without a touch, and setup on the chunk. we had a busy night with over ten solid bites and some bad luck, but we did mange to catch three extra large yellowfins and two mega longfins. we also caught a swordfish and lost a nice mako when the mainline parted. all in all it was a great trip based on other reports. we all had a great time and the nuts were being cracked. there was no need to follow us on ais i was told you could see the smoke from the beach.
we hosted john novak along with alex, mike the couch, andrew the squidd mauler, quiet mike and wayne on their annual overnight adventure. we landed two large yelowfins and seven longfins before setting up for yet another uneventful night on the chunk. we had thousands of extra large squidd around the boat the entire night, one of these nights it's gonna bust wide open. back on the troll saturday morning in pea soup fog, we kanded four more longfins and our largest yellowfin. the guys could not have been anymore helpful and gracious. we ran home in flat calm seas with fourteen tuna on ice. as bob marley sings"redemption song"
The picture pretty much sums it up. We hosted what Kevin called the nicest people we have ever had. Figures. We pulled off our first tuna bite Tuesday sept 12th. We had two gaffer mahi. On the chunk we released two blue sharks. Back on the troll today we had two mega bites of bigeye and the lines crossed and the fish were gone. Bottom line we stunk on this trip for some very awesome people. Merle and carol johnson and their kids and grandson from hookset New Hampshire. Can't sugar coat this. Truth in reporting
capt's kevin and dave hosted joe and paul santos along with john and rollo september 8th. we jumped off a white marlin right away, but did manage to troll three longfins. at dusk we trolled a yellowfin but burned him off on another line. the chunk for tuna was uneventful, but we did manage to catch a 175lb mako.
capt's kevin and dave took bill shaunessy of ambler pa and friends out on an overnighter aug 21/22. we got knocked around all day sunday and inti the wee hours on monday morning, thanks noaa. we landed three yellowfins, some mahi, and some tiles. but the highlight of the trip was a visit from the man in the blue suit. he knocked down one of our skipper rods and kevin quickly fed him a flat line bait and it was a text book drop back and it was game on. we backed down for over an hour and the boys passed the rod like a spliff at a marley concert, but in the end we had a release of a 350-400 lb blue marlin, our first of 2017. the guys were great and had an awesome experience to say the least.