4/3/14 We Found Them!!
We had Travis Brown and his crew for a bachelor party for Travis. Nice weather and about 5 charter boats and 6 or 7 private boats went out hunting. We covered a lot of ground and we coming up with nothing. I had fished south all morning after starting to the NE. Around 12:30 or so out in the deep due east of Oregon Inlet I found a huge area of porpoises on bait with birds on the porpoise. As we got closer Chris saw a bluefin jump and shortly after we hooked and boated a small bluefin around 80lbs. Dennis on the A- Salt Weapon steamed to me and right away hooked a pair. We missed one as soon as we set back out then hooked a nice fish which kept us tied down for close to 2 hours. The rest of the boats ran to us as well and everyone had action. Later on the Bluefins pushed the porpoise out and everywhere you looked they were exploding on bait, rolling and jumping. We finally caught our bluefin around 3:00 and it was a 95" fish. We decided to take him for our trophy as it is late in season and the fish are becoming scarce. Frank did a great job in the chair and the fish ended up weighing 475 pounds.
4/1/14, Four at The End!
We had Kevin and Kim all the way from Michigan on Tuesday. Some sea on the bar but nice conditions once out the inlet. Very little going on only 1 bluefin caught out of the fleet. Around lunch we steamed to south looking for another body of water to try. Ended up running further than we expected but did end up on a change that went from 52deg to 70deg kind of quick. Lots of porpoises and about the 5th pack we circled was holding. We hooked 4 at once and Kevin and Kim caught all 4. Only 60-80 pounders but glad for the action and the one under fish to bring home. Thanks
3/22 3/23-14 Slow for the Jersey Boys
Saturday and Sunday we had Frank, Bob, Donnie, Bruce and Henry from New Jersey. Lots of marks on the bottom machine Saturday(see pic) but very few bites. I believed only 5 fish caught out of 18 or so boats. Sunday the weather was gonna turn to crap around mid day with a cold front and 30knot winds coming. The boys were up for giving it a go before the blow and it paid off. Bob caught a nice 82 inch fish we released in about 40 minutes in the am. We left mid day as the wind picked up. Thanks guys and see you next time.
3/21/14 Three More for our Owners
We had our boat owners Dell and Craig on Friday. A nice day, a lot of boats out and good action in am. We set out and missed a nice fish on the long rigger. Circled back and hooked a 60 inch keeper that they caught in short order. A little while later we caught another under sized fish we let go. Fishing slowed and we saw a lot of fish on top surfing down see and had lots of marks but no cooperation. Later in the day we did catch a 74 inch fished we released.
3/20/14 Fish in the Tide
We had Mark Tsurkis and crew from Chicago on Thursday after a 3 day blow. Big sea on the bar but we all made it out OK. The blended water we had been fishing in was gone but a couple boats set out in the hot, glufstream water with screaming tide(4 knots) had had a couple bites right away. We steamed 6 miles, set out on the change and in 3 minutes hooked a nice fish on the short rigger. A while later we released a bluefin I would estimate around 375lbs. Later on in the day we caught a 60 inch fish we were able to bring back home for the guys. Thanks!
3/16/16 A couple more
Craig and ALex Nelson and the gang from Richmond were with us on Sunday. Pretty good action for the fleet overall and we were able to see some 300-500lb bluefins jumping completely out of the water chasing bait. We caught a 74 inch fish and a 91 inch fish that we released. Thanks guys and see you in August!
3/15/14 Our turn for Bites
Matt Russo and crew from Maryland fished with us on a choppy Saturday. More wind then we expected made for tough conditions but the guys hung tough. More bites then yesterday but still pretty slow overall. We caught a fish mid morning around 80 inches that we released. In the afternoon we caught a 70" fish to bring back to the dock for the guys. Thanks and see you next time.
3/14/14 Found the fish but very few bites
Dan Haraczka and crew joined us on Friday for a calm but chilly day. The fleet located the fish mid morning with lots of marks on the bottom machine(see pic) and some fish seen on top but very few bites. We never were able to get a bite for our crew. Sorry guys and hope for better next time. Congrats to Capt Charles on the Rigged Up for his 570 pounder!
3/10/14 Lock and Load on the Bluefins!
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