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.
capt's jimmy gahm and dave bender welcomed back all the way from south korea the chairman, his son peter and friends back to the jenny lee for a day of bluefin fishing. the action was good as we caught and released bluefins up to 90 lbs only keeping our legal limit. the guys are already btalking about going friday and again on monday. it's always apleasure to fish with these folks.
mike reynolds already posted but, we owe this to capt kevin gerrity and the anglers
as always kevin started preparing for the tournament weeks ago the preparation and effort that he puts fourth is second to none
we started about 54 miles off and had no wind, we had to power drift for a few hours with no bites.we made a 15 mile wiggle and within short time had the bite..a very good bite, while we cleared the rods, lifted out the baskets, mike was down to the power pro and it was peeling off quickly.
the chase ensued and it was very obvious right away that this was a huge fish.after going through the guys too many times kevin got some line back and then it peeled off again and again.
we backed down for over five miles and three and a half hours, we got close twice but never got to see our opponent. the main line parted at 346 pm we hooked up at 12;15..it got very quiet and we made another wiggle and stayed until 530 but that would be it for the jenny lee
my guess is that it was a huge thresher, but we will never know.
congradulations to the winners ..we switch over to our passion now
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took rich tarzia of hillsborough along with brad and jerry shifrin of livingston, with alvin,larry, and alex out for the last tuna trip of 2015. upon arrival we chunked three longfins up to 55 pounds fairly quickly. we set up for the night and had a sword bite right away, the guys all took part in the battle and after an hour we boated a100lb swordfish. we then caught seven yellowfin to 70 pounds and two more longfin in the morning. we ran home in a beautiful southeast ocean with a dozen tuna, a swordfish and five gaffer mahi. the guys stayed up most of the night and worked right along side kevin and i and we had alot of laughs.. great crew..
so long hudson, so long toms, "and good night mrs calabash where ever you are"
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took long time customer joe zago of wall njalong with dave daley, newcomer mik, sven, and the two daves out for their annual ornight adventure. the weatherman should be shot, ok that being said, we had an amazing trip. it started off with three bite offs on jigs? then finally joe caught one of the culprits, a nice 40 plus pound wahoo. after sunset the yellowfins showed up. at first we got a bite or two and would have to wait an hour, then another bite or two. well, by midnight is was plain good fishing and by 2am it was mayhem. the guys worked thier tails off and fought these big yellows all night long. at about 5am we had our six man limit. we waited till sunrise and pulled the hook in an angry ocean, but somehow that ride home felt alot better with 18 big yellowfins on ice. we have had our ups and downs this season, but wednesday night was our turn and we thank god for the opportunity to spend it with these fine folks and doing what we love to do. kevn and i put an amazing amount of effort into these trips and it starts a full day before, we appreciate when it all pays off in the end for quality people.
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took long time customer dan lubach of brick and friends out for their annual overnighter on october 11/12. with the forecast buttercup and the columbus day holiday we knew it was going to be very crowded particularly since most private boats had not sailed in almost three weeks. what we didnt expect was 157 boats in one spot. we anchored up right where we had them on thursday and caught two nice yellowfins fairly quick. well, thats basically the story,in hidsight which is always 20/20 i should have drifted like the majority of boats. many guys had good catches, many guys did not. we were on the unlucky side of this one and all i could do was apologize to dan and the guys. we put a ton of effort into these trips kevin and i and we feel terible when this happens, we take it personally.
hopefully we can get a few more trips in before the jenny lee is high and dry for the winter. we will hope for redemption.
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took jacob bieler of lancaster county, pa along with elmer, andrew,caleb, and jon out for an overnighter. we caught 9 longfins to 60 pounds, 6 yellowfins to 70 pounds and a swordfish.
we had abigeye to within harpoon range but missed the shot, then a few circles later the line hit the boat and ###$$ sorry andrew. the fish was abut 130 pounds. these guys are a pleasure to be with and i am very much interested in their culture, and they answered all of my questions patiently.
capts kevin gerrity and dave bender took long time customer tony locantore of denville and friends out for their annual overnighter. we decided to mahi fish rightb away in flat calm conditions. we boated three dozen and went back to the tuna grounds. we immediately had a longfin on that was lost at the boat, then we boated another and had a yellowfin on that pulled the hook close to the boat. unfortunately that yellowfin must have been the alpha male because the school followed him. we set up in the deep looking for a bigeye but no love. at 10:30 a rod goes screeming off and right away kevin says" swordfish" he was on a tuna rod with only 60 lb flouro so the odds were with him. billy#1 fought him first then passed the rod to billy#2 after two hours kevin had the poon in his hand and yup##@@@ oh well
we ended the trip with three dozen mahi four yellowfins and the longfin, in tony's words" the sword would have made the trip, but we had a blast"
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender had the pleasure of taking two time all american wrestler from rider university back out on the jenny lee. with carv was his uncle bo, cousins john and eric and big billy. when eric got on the boat he had a jigging rod with a huge spinning reel and he said he was gonna jig all night.
when we arrived at the canyon we set up right away and sure enough eric was jigging, it didn't take long after dark for him to hook a bigeye that was running west off the stern, i asked if we should clear the rods and he was ok with us still fishing.. the fish had other ideas. by the time we started the engines the bigeye took off for parts unknown and spooled erics rod. after a short while longer and another jig and rod he did it again, this was another bigeye, but erics power pro was overlapped and stuck and the line parted. we had a60lb yellowfin hit a bait and caught him. later that night we got a bait rod go off anf it went through all the boys, in the end we had a 150lb bigeye hit the deck. no more tuna love so in the morning we put two dozen mahi in the box. bo has already booked for next year. these guys are a pleasure to be with
capt's kevin and dave took the manella boys , frank sr, jr and larry along with gene, pizza man and truck driver out for their annual overnighter. we chunked the yellowfin spot and had them swimming in our slick but they would not eat. in frustaration we got on the troll and in ten minutes were hooked to a nice bigeye that went through three guys. we put her on ice and basically that was the trip, we chunked all night in sloppy seas and did not have a touch. we chunked the day light hours as larry and frankie worked hard buy no love. we had a nice ride home and they are also planning on next year
capt's kevin gerrity and dave bender took jim and his daughter abby and friends from michigan along with brett surmick and his godfather dave out for an overnighter. we trolled two small yellowfin and chunked another 40 pouw triedour tai off fr a bigeye for brett but it was not meant to be in the 60 plus boat fleet. we had a ball fishing with these folks and they already are talking about next year.