Monday, October 21, 2013

Tuna Beat Down with the Eric Perez Charter

Had new customer Eric with cousins Salvador and Jose, and buddy Dave. Plan was to wait for the weather window and it came after a 5 hour wait leaving at 6pm, made good time to our spot in the Hudson and began chunking, had our first bites around Midnight landing 2 Longfin, missed some more fish whille the guys got comfortable with the fish and the gear since Eric and his cousins were Tuna newbies. Around 1 pm had a unreal bite which each of the guys fought for close to half an hour which was lost after wrapping itself on a lobster pot. Started chunking again and around 4 am it happened, had a steady bite for the next hour, even with just keeping one rod in the water the guys landed 13 Longfin to 40lbs, Yellowfin to 70lbs, and 20lb Bull mahi. After the dust settled and boxes filled the charter opted to run home in flat seas, great night with the guys and congrats for all 3 of the guys busting there tuna cherries!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mixed Bag Canyon Trip with the Regulars

Had regulars Dan Bombaci, Art Hoover and Adam Conley out for an overnighter. Got to the grounds and started out with a light tackle mahi session with fish to 12lbs. Arrived at the previous nights hot spot to find a slow bite, trolled for a few minutes and had 4 banger of Longfin, landing 2 to 30lbs.
Went on the chunk early but didn't have action till around midnight, missed a few fish then battled a big fish on 60lb leader that eventually chafed the gear and was lost, probably a big sword. Landed a few big Blue sharks to 10 feet till the right bites started, went 1-4 on tuna, and also landed a small sword that was released. In the morning, went on the troll but with a semi full box, guys decided to call it for the day. Good to see long time customers all out together.

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