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WFN Reel Roadtrip Video – Tuna Tagging off the east coast

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

WFN Reel Road Trip talks with Captain Gary Cannell about the state of the tuna fishing industry while catching and tagging tuna off the east coast. Fishing for bluefin tuna for over 25 years, fishing Gloucester, Montauk, Point Judith, Chatham, Brielle NJ and more, his decades of experience and passion for the fishery are unparelleled.
Tuna Hunter on WFN Reel Road Trip on Bluefin Tuna Tagging and Industry

Gloucester Fishing – Cod, Stripers, Tuna and More

Monday, April 27th, 2009
Happy Spring to all Tuna Hunter Fishermen!
We hope you all had a good winter.
2008 was a fantastic fishing year, and we are looking forward to more of the same in 2009.
It’s time for Gloucester Cod & Haddock Fishing! Time to get out on the water…
Gloucester cod fishing charter - Tuna Hunter

Gloucester Cod Fishing - Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters
Gloucester cod fishing charter - Tuna Hunter
The early morning drift yielded a fit cod, but not what the captain was

Gloucester Cod Fishing - Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters MA
Boatful of Cod, Haddock, Pollack and Fun!
Last year in June the mackerel moved in thick, leading in the migrating striped bass. Those early-season bass can be huge, and it sure gets one back into the fishing season with a blast. Plan your striped bass fishing charters now for the best dates.

Whale Striped Bass Fishing on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters
Striped Bass Fishing  Gloucester on Tuna Hunter Charters
Re Tuna, we look forward more Kite Fishing for Tuna on that same year-class of bluefin tuna. Just image fighting those same tuna standup, reel screaming, battling that fish – only it’s BIGGER this year! We expect some of those bluefin to be in Giant range this season.
Gloucester Tuna Fishing Charter - Tuna Hunter Fishing MA

Tuna Fishing GLoucester on Tuna Hunter Charters

Call or email to our latest openings – we look forward to seeing everyone again this season – our clients make our season enjoyable!

Good fishing to you!

Captain Gary and Karen Cannell


boat 978-407-1351 land 978-546-7992

Please call us at 978-407-1351 as we are

at sea fishing this time of year!!

Tuna Hunter Fishing crew hauls 900 pl giant bluefin aboard.

Tuna Hunter Fishing crew hauls 900 pl giant bluefin aboard.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER Tag-a-Tiny Tournament

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Captain Gary Cannell was the GRAND PRIZE winner of the North Shore Community Tuna Association’s Tag-A-Tiny Tuna Tournament, to benefit the Large Pelagic Research Center’s Tag-A-Tiny program.

Gary has always practiced and encouraged tag and release of all fish that cannot be legally retained, and of all fish that will not be consumed.   The Tag-aTiny weekend was no exception.  Charters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday were treated to fine bluefin action.  Each day Tuna Hunter put here charters onto several bluefin, retaining one fish each day (all between 50 and 58 inches) and tagging all remaining fish.  While tied with First Light Anglers on the number of  tuna tagged, Tuna Hunter brought home the Grand Prize for most fish caught over the weekend.

Tagging efforts did not stop there – Tuna Hunter has been tagging bluefin tuna through September, and will continue fishing and tagging into November.

The focus of the Tag-a_Tiny Tournament, was promote tag-and-release of juvenile bluefin tuna and to raise funds for Dr. Molly Lutcavage and the UNH Large Pelagics Research Center. The Tag-A-Tiny program studies the migration paths of juvenlile bluefin tuna through internal and external archival tags.  The Tag-A-Tiny program has made great progress since its inception in 2005. ( Read more about the Tag A Tiny program here) but funding is needed to continue this important program.

Thank you to the tournament sponsors: Ouellette and Smith (Fishlaw);Grady-White Boats ;

Gloucester Seafood Display Auction; Gloucester House Restaurant; Captain Carlo’s Restaurant;

Commercial Fisheries News; On the Water Media; Madfish Grill; Intershell;

The BillfishFoundation; and Seaboard Products Company, proud distributors of
Anheuser Busch Products.

Please support these sponsors as they help support our fishery!

Tuna Hunter strongly supports tag and release of bluefin tuna and other species, and Molly Lutcavage’s efforts with bluefin tagging in particular. See our AFTCO Tag Flag tagging story here.

40th Birthday Bash - Rob and friends on a birthday charter tackled this bluefin, their first, and retained it for the birhtday party..  They tagged the next 3 fish!
Rob and Friends retained this bluefin, then tagged 3 more!

Tagged Bluefin, showng tag location just behnd the dorsal fn

Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email for our latest openings.
Bluefin Tuna are running strong and we expect this to hold through November.
Good fishing to you!

"Fitz" Cod & Striped Bass Charter

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Brian “Fitz” and crew split their time Striped Bass Fishing
and Cod Fishing on their July charter on Tuna Hunter

Brian Fitz, Mohwak and Crew on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

While the main target was striped bass, the large stripers did not cooperate all morning,
prompting the crew to bring out the cod rods and keep everyone busy reeling in cod until the tide changed and the stripers began their feed.

The wait paid off – striper steaks for the grill

Tuna Hunter and crew work hard to produce fish on every charter. We have more fun when you are reeling in fish. That means changing tactics, changing fishing spots, changing tackle and even changing species for awhile to meet the fishing conditions of the day. Ultimately, we want you catching.

Call Captain Gary at 978-407-1351 or email for our latest openings, and to learn about all our combination fishing charters. Corporate charters are a natural aboard Tuna Hunter: A clean classic Sport Fisherman with professional captain, crew and service. That next big striper could be yours!

Cod and Haddock and Pollock – a Boatload! ~ Cod Fishing

Monday, June 9th, 2008

June opens with incredible Cod and Haddock Fishing aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters .

The Albany crew was busy from first drop all day long hauling up pollock to 35 pounds and Cod to 25 pounds plus some haddock mixed in for good measure.

The net result was a boat load of fish – no kidding!

Boatload of Cod, Hadock & Pollock on Tuna Hunter

Captain Gary kept these guys reeling all day long. This wasn’t fishing, this was CATCHING!

Albany Crew - Catching Charter on Tuna Hunter
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Cod to 30 lbs – Spring Cod Fishing

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

A spring Cod and Haddock Fishing Charter aboard Tuna Hunter landed Tim London and friends a few totes of cod, sized up to 30 pounds.

Next time we’ll get them to smile while holding up all that meat!

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