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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