Sunday, August 6, 2017

Canyon Tuna with Mike Terell

Had new customer Mike with son Damien and buddy
Gonzalo from Argentina on board. Had this weekend to
Make the trip happen, Mother Nature gave me a very
Small window yesterday and we Took the shot. Got to the
Canyon after the bite was over due to morning storm,
Had our first bite in 5 minutes boxing a 70lb yellow,
Had some more misses and lost a fish, then things slowed.
Found another body of fish missed a few more and lost
A marlin. Knew I had an hour to get some mahi before the
Weather window slammed shut on me, found tons of mahi
But not sure if approaching front or full moon had them on
Lockjaw so we made the sprint home early.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Canyon Trip with Oscar Carillo/Boat Record

Had long time offshore boat regular Oscar with
Buddies Ray, Steve, and Curt. Guys booked the trip
As a tile/mahi trip only. Started out with tiles had
A decent pick of 20 tiles till the right one hit, Oscar
Handled the fish and boxed a 42LB! Hit pots for mahi
And landed half a dozen. Decided to troll for an hour
Before heading home. 5 minutes into the troll, we
Hooked into bigeye, Oscar did a great job on the
Rod, but hooked pull 50 feet from meeting the steel.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Canyon mixed bag with Larry Biglin

Had Larry back with buddies Chris and Ray.
Made great time to the canyon and found some
Warmer water, had Yellowfins right away, once that
Slowed we landed close to a dozen mahis, ended the
Trip Landing half a dozen tiles. On the way in hit some
Scallop boats for bluefin but no takers.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Open Boat Canyon Trip Tuna and Tiles

Had open boat trip with Cory, Lloyd, and Steve. Decided to
Head to the Hudson since inshore had been very inconsistent.
Put out the lines and had instant action. Some shorts at first
Then a nice 50lb yft. Pounded the area some more and got
Some more small ones. Changed gears and looked for mahi,
Couldn't find any so we dropped down for tiles and added a
Half dozen of them to the mix.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Offshore weekend of Pelagics

Saturday had the Mark Krute crew, out went everywhere,
Chicken,Bacardi,Coimbra, nothing on the troll missed
A few fish on poppers.

Sunday had the Scott Nangle and son out made the
Decison to try for tuna but the bail out would be mahi.
Ran to Bacardi, didn't like the conditions and headed
To the Hudson. Saw mahi on the pots in clean gray
Water and started nailing them, would up with a dozen
Ran inshore through chicken looking for surface fish to
Cast to, ran into a dragged that had hauled back.
Dropped a jig and had an instant bite, lost him,
Dropped another jig and fought this fish for a while,
Wound up being a 150lb brown.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tuna Heartbreaker-Total Frustration

Had Bill, Son Willy, Buddy Andrew and buddies John and Kevin.
On the way to the grounds I noticed we had a full moon,?!
Made our way to the grounds in the am and searched for the life,
Didn't hear much going on so kept searching found a pod of whales
Off in the distance to take a better look, and marked a mother lode of
Fish, dropped in the way way back ballys and as soon as the second rod
Was set the first rod went off, knew it was a good fish! Cleared the lines,
My reels hold 1000 yards and we were down to a third of the spool already!
John did a great job regaining the line and putting heat on the fish, 45 minutes
Into the fight I got a glimpse of her! The distance from her dorsal fin to her tail
Was over 2 feet! My angler was close to tapping out and we were getting ready
To switch anglers, at that point he decided to put extra heat on her and we popped her 30 feet from hitting her with the harpoon! Ugh! Trolled till lunchtime
With no more bites. Decided to throw some spinning gear at thousands of Tuna
We spotted, no takers, had a few followers, but that was it. Horrible day of angling. But awesome day in fighting my first giant on standup on my boat,
And cool to see so many tuna on the surface!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Open Boat Midshore/Canyon trip

Had regular Mike back with new anglers Dan,
Spencer, Ken. Had no satellite shots to determine
Where I would start but went to where I have been
catching for the past month, to my surprise not a lot
Bait or life. Water had gotten dirty, after a few hours
Decided to roll the dice and run to the canyon and try
To find some Yellowfin and mahi. No luck on yellows
And mahi we saw not interested in eating. Had to get
Meat in the box and we got close to 20 tiles. Resumed
The troll and searched everywhere with no luck.

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