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.
capt's kevin and dave took bud,jeff, and alan parkhill from akron ohio oct 15/16 out for a canyon trip.
we trolled two nice yelowfin and a longfin before setting up on the chunk. we landed eight nice yellowfin up to 60 pounds and a swordfish. we had a blast busting with these guys and they are already talking about next year.
capt's kevin and dave took long time jenny lee supporter and friend joe zagorski along with sven gali, the squis whisperer, cable dave , todd and kevin out for their overnighter. we had gotten a poor report from the previuos nights chunking so we decided not to fish the hudson and we sailed to the toms. not good dave!!!
upon reaching the toms within five minutes i got a sat phone call that there was a longfin bite in the hudson, really really
we trolled north and got another call about an hour later so we picked up a ran 25 miles to the spot. we got in a bit to late and only caught one longfin. we set up for the night and were nicely rewarded for our travels and landed six hefty yellowfins on the chunk. we had a great time with this crew as always.
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took kamil urbaniak of franklin lakes and owner of studio k dance in garfield out for an overnighter. we caught two white marlin within the first 45 minutes and fought a foul hooked tuna for over an hour untill we pulled the hook. the chunk was somewhat exciting as we hooked and fought a 200 pound mako to the boat but lost him at the boat. an hour later his older brother came by and we fought and landed a 90" mako weighing between 250-275. in the morning we added 22 mahi to the mix and sailed home in a calm ocean. the guys had a blast as did kevin and i . kamil had his dad visiting from poland, the both of them we awesome.
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took long time customer john altamare and friends out for their annual canyon overnighter. upon arrival at the canyon we were greeted by 49 boats fishing the shinnicock tornament and they were all looking for bigeye in one square mile area. it's not a secret that the tuna fishing is slow right now so we had no choice. we missed two white marlin had a wahoo cutoff and caught a handful of mahi.
the guys were great and as helpful as could be, we will see them again next year, this time in september
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took tom ridge and friends of ivy town pa out for an overnighter
on july 15/16. we left the dock at 2am to first hit the bluefin grounds. we caught and released a small yellowfin and realized with the other six boats that this was not going to be a good day. we went to the hudson canyon and trolled south to an area that was holding some small but legal yellowfins. upon arrival we immediately hooked up a blue marlin and lost him as he chafed the leader. we found the fish and caught another eleven small yellowfins and released all. we then steamed back to the triple wreck area to shark the night to no avail. at 4am we got on the troll and were rewarded with a nice 70 pound bluefin.
the guys had a great time and are booking in 2017.
a dozen yellowfin, a lost blue marlin, and a 70 pound bluefin.