Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Open Boat afternoon Tuna Run

Had a great weather forecast and heard of a good late
Afternoon bite and put a quick group text out
To my regulars for a midday run in 1-2 foot seas. Jim,
And son Brett, Larry, and Ron jumped at the chance.
Got to the grounds around lunchtime after 40 knot cruise
And settled in, had just missed a decent bite and figured
With the crowds thinning out we would have a banner day.
Not! The marks and baits had thinned out and it was a grind
Able to land some unders and our first mahi of the season,
a big bull which is surprising this early. Stayed till late hoping
The fish would come on the surface for a top water bite but
never happened!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tuna with Gus Dasilva charter

Had Gus out with the boys for some Tuna in beautiful
Conditions. started out at the Tuna grounds and a bit slow
For us, we made a change in the spread and had a
Double on of bluefin and landed the first and unfortunately
Another boat got too close and snagged our second fish losing
Him to a tangle, ugh! With boat traffic getting out of hand due
To due weekend/flat seas we changed up gears. Hit a few wrecks
With jigs and bait. It was not the action I was looking for, so we set up
For sharking. Once the baits were deployed we had a four foot
Brown shark, no luv from the glamour sharks but a nice way to
End a great day on the water. Will begin offering Open boat trips
This weekend offering this same exact trip. Details in open bait section.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tuna with the Bret Amdor crew

Had new customer Bret with buddy Cameron, and the some of the
Most hard core girls on the planet, Abby, Lauren,'and Rebecca.
Told the girls conditions would be sporty, they didn't care.
Made the run to the bluefin grounds and found no one there, went
Into search mode and found some life, put in the spread and Lauren
Did quick work on a 35 inch bluefin. Soon after Bret went to work
On a bigger size model, in 5-7 foot swells, pulled the hook and
Decided to shark fish inshore with the sporty conditions. No luv
On the sharks but great to see some hardcore youth in the oceans.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sharking with Oscar Carillo

Had Oscar out for the Brett Bailey shark tourney. Got underway
And had the fish hit the short bait in first hour, took and hour
To land the fish. Got back to Hoffman and weighed 215lbs, which
Got us 4th place.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stripers with Adam Conley and son

Had longtime regular Adam call me with a special request
Was at the shore with his family and wanted his 4 year old
Harrison to experience some striper livelining. Told him it's been
Tough fishing but best bet was an evening try. He agreed and off
We went, tough to get bait, but once we got it made a call to Capt
Derrick, thanks buddy! Made the run and had the youngest to date
On Andreas Toy Harrison land a striper as big as him! With the sun
Setting dad said let's him to bed! What a great experience for me
and my crew of 2 sons mating for Adam and his son, truly a family

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mixed bag with the Andy Tamas charters

Had Andy back with brother Chris and cuz Mike
And Mike T. Made bait and went on the hunt for stripers,
No luck with them so we picked away at sea bass and ling
With way too many shorts. Ended up the day sharking
And busted off a nice thresher! Ugh!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Canyon Run Open boat

Made my first trip to the canyon yesterday, took some searching
But found what we wanted, didn't have half the spread and we had
Our first tuna on the deck a 32 inch bluefin, had another double a
Few minutes later and all went quiet. Decided to head back inshore
Before we got caught by afternoon winds.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gerald Paige Seabassing

Had Gerald out with his son his girlfriend and buddy Ed.
Made bait early and went on the hunt for stripers, after a few
Hours of drifting and dreaming we went sea bassing, it was
Lock and load getting our Limit quickly and getting some fluke
As well.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sharking with the Paul White Family

Had Paul back with son. His son Will wanted to see an land
A shark. Made the run out and found what we were looking for!
Son did quick work on the 8 foot blue. Conditions got a lot bit
Sporty so headed Inshore to look for some stripers, no luck
And called it an early day.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mixed bag with the Todd Kole charter

Had Todd back again from last weeks striper trip with Dad
and his buddies. Made the move back to Point Pleasant the
previous day And gave the boys an option for stripers or sharks.
The guys choose sharks, so we made bait took a few drifts for
Stripers with no luv and headed to the shark grounds. Got to the first
Spot no luv, went to second spot and game on landing a 7 foot
Blue. Winds picked up and headed back Inshore for a striper drift,
South wind picked up and shut everything down and headed to the

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