capt's kevin and dave had our good friends from lancaster county back out for their annual trip. we had a tough trip , landing three yellowfins to 50 pounds and releasing a legal mako. we also caught some blue sharks as well.
we hosted the leach family on august 13/14 and on our way offshore we stopped midshore and released two bluefins before pushing to the deep. we released several tiger sharks to 700 lbs at night. back on the troll in the morning ashley landed our only yellowfin of the trip. we were amazed at the passion these folks had for fishing and made a new friend in chef casey, who put a hurtin on big sharks and provided great food.
capt's kevin and dave took long time customer tony locantore along with the two bills and bob gray on an overnighter august 11/12. we suggested to tony to rebook due to the slow tuna bite but he wanted to take his chances. bottom line, we went one for six on white marlin but had at least a dozen bites. we never saw a tuna and caught hammerheads at night. as usual the two bills stayed up all night and caught squid and assisted in anyway they could.
capt's kevin and dave took brian paradine of pearl river ny on an overnighter aug 9/10. we went two for five on yellowfins and caught about 15 tiles. not what we had hoped for, but the guys already booked for next year.
capt's kevin and dave took bill borse and friends of bucks county out for their first canyon trip on august 4/5. we trolled four yellowfins before we set up for a most uneventful night and back on the troll in the morning we got a visit from our forst white marlin of the season. we got a clean release and also caught two more yellowfin and a gaffer mahi. the guys had a great time and went home with plenty of meat. capt kevin prepared some sushi for the boys on the way home.
capt's jimmy and dave took long time customers ken switzer, son rich, son in law tim along with bill dumcuss sr and jr and jonny o. we caught three nice yellowfins in short order to 50 lbs and the day went quiet. we made a wiggle for the night and caught a few brown sharks and cow nosed rays ##%%. the morning troll was very good to us as we landed 5 yellowfins to 60 lbs. the guys went home with eight nice tuna and a gaffer mahi and already are picking dates for next year.
capt's kein and dave took the waller family from merrick long island out for dad jason's birthday gift from monica, his wife. we cancelled this adventure last year do to slow fishing and i was nervous about going this year, but you can't catch them at the dock. we had a beautiful ride out in the dark and we had bites right away. we landed 7 yellowfins to 50 lbs and lost another four or five. jason pulled the plug early and we had a smooth ride home with enough meat for everyone. we had a blast with these guys, and they will be back again next season.
capts kevin gerrity and dave bender took the miccio family along with matt and nick for an overnighter on july 21.
we trolled all afternoon and landed a 35 lb yellowfin and three throwbacks. we sent up at night for mako's and swords and at about 11 the shark rod goes screaming. after about an hour and a half of backing down we had the fish gaffed boatside. that was the easy part, it took another hour and six guys to get the 12' 926 pound mako through the tuna door. fish of a lifetime to say the least
capt's kevin and dave took anthony and john neglia out for a day of bluefin fishing. we had to run 74 miles to find some fish. we had five bites only landing two fish, one a nice 40lb yellowfin and a smaller bluefin. the day was perfect and the guys were great.
capt's jimmy gahm, kevin gerrity and dave bender too chris sanjurjo of nyc and friends out for a day of bluefin fishing. we arrived at the grounds at 4am knowing it would be a tougher day as the forecast was good and many guys would be going. we had our first bite around 9am and it was like the old cartoon with the cat eating the fish and holding up just the scale carcass, he somehow inhaled our ballyhoo and missed the hook. it was looking like the skunk flag was coming out of the closet, but we had another bite and this one stuck. seth and chris combined and did a fantastic job. these guys had a great time as did the three of us.
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took souix and ray purcell, along with brad, bernie, amanda and eric out for an overnighter. we had great weather and headed for the bluefin grounds. we caught several small bluefins and finally had a shot our over fish and souix was on the rod. souix fought the fish to the boat in about an hour and did not once even consider passing off the rod. kevin and i were impressed to say the least. we sharked at night for a mako, but only a brown and blue. back on the troll in the morning produced two more overs up to 135 lbs and a pair of yellowfins. the guys had a blast as did kevin and i. i say this alot, but these guys were so much fun to be with.
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender hosted kevin maldonado of the albany area with john and son ryan.
the weatherman goofed and we were in crummy conditions to say the least. we managed to go two for three on 35-40 pound yellowfin and called it quits early. the guys were awesome handling and understanding the situation at hand..
sorry for the late report, jimmy, kevin, and i have been working all week to prepare jenny lee for a long winters nap.
capt's kevin and dave sailed an open boat trip on november 1-2
we had return anglers joey z, kamil,gary, and new comers gambler joe, six rod mike and cherry buster norm
we trolled from four hours to no avail but we needed to look around as we were in a whole new zip code from our last trip. we settled in the hendrickson canyon and it wasn't long before we gotour first bite. norm broke his tuna cherry and landed a beautiful fish. the night was very quiet for the entire fleet with the blue sharks stealing hooks and baits all night. we landed another yellowfin at midnight and a swordfish around 2am.
we made a move in the morning about a mile to some warmer water and landed our last fish of 2016 that kamil hooked and handed to gambler joe.
we were all disapointed that we didnt crush on our last adventure, but kevin and i had a blast and made some new friends.
it was a tough year on the tuna grounds, we cancelled many more trips than we sailed due to lack of tuna around. we are already rebooking and booking for 2017 and hoping for our usual great fishery here in new jersey.
we would like to extend the best wishes to all of our friends, customers, and peers for a happy and healthy holiday season. we will see you all on the edge in 2017.
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took long time jenny lee supporter brian mayer of point boro with joey bruno, tommy crater, alan, pete and alex calendar out for their annual canyon trip.
we left a bit later than normal with the east wind making the first forty miles a bit bouncy but upon arrival to the spot it was very nice. we also knew that a srtong cold front for late friday would have us leaving shortly after sun up on friday. we landed 14 large yelowfins to an honest 75 pounds and a sword fish. we probably lost another six fish, the guys did a stellar job fighting these brutes in not so calm conditions. we skee dattled home in a southeast wind and hope to see our friends again next year.