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Almost Here ~ Spring and Spring Fishing!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Never mind the snow – Spring is here!  That means spring haddock fishing is right around the corner.

Tuna Hunter  opens the 2016 fishing season with haddock fishing starting May 1st.

We are hard at work now spiffing up Tuna Hunter for the coming season. We look forward to being on the water hauling in haddock, pollock, cusk and more.

NY Hillbillies Spring Cod and Haddock Fishing on Tuna Hunter

As of May 1st Tuna Hunter is fishing every day – for haddock, pollock, cusk. As soon as the striped bass migrate in in late May, we will be running striped bass charters. As of June 1st we can start bluefin tuna fishing charters.

Call us at 978-407-1351 to reserve your fishing charter – Spring is much more fun on the fishing grounds!

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Recreational Groundfish Measures

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Today NOAA FIsheries also opened a comment period for recreational cod and haddock fishing policies:

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Groundfish Recreational Measures by June 1, 2015.

Today, NOAA Fisheries published an interim final rule for the Northeast recreational groundfish fishery. This rule implements a reduction to the minimum size (now 17 inches) and a bag limit of 3 fish per person per day for Gulf of Maine haddock taken in the recreational fishery. 

 

This interim rule is necessary to ensure that the recreational catch of haddock and recreational bycatch of cod will not exceed the annual catch limits for the recreational fishery in fishing year 2015. 

 

This rule should reduce discards of cod and haddock by allowing anglers to retain smaller haddock so that they reach their bag limit more quickly.   

 

Read the complete rule as published in the Federal Register, and submit your comments through the Federal Rulemaking ePortal. Or, submit your comments via mail to:

 

John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator

National Marine Fisheries Service

55 Great Republic Drive

Gloucester, MA 01930 

 

Mark the outside of the envelope, ”Comments on the fishing year 2015 Haddock Recreational Measures.” 

The comment period closes on June 1, 2015.

 

Questions? Contact Mark Grant, Regional Office, at 978-281-9145 or email Mark.Grant@noaa.gov.
 
 
We at Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters encourage you to submit comments – we are not heard unless we all speak up for our share of the cod and haddock fisheries.

2015 Recreational Haddock Rules

Friday, May 1st, 2015

As of May 1, the recreational haddock rules covering Tuna Hunter and all charter vessels in MA fishing in the Gulf of Maine (the aters off the MA coast north of Cape Cod)  are:

  • 3 haddock per person
  • 21 inch minimum

This is from the latest notice from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries.  Read the full notice here.

MA DMF Broadcast header log

From that notice note:

  • A dual-permitted (state and federal) for-hire vessel fishing in state or federal waters and landing in Massachusetts is bound by a combination of the most restrictive rules: 3 fish and 21” minimum size. The vessel cannot catch or possess GOM haddock from state or federal waters during March, April, September, and October.

and

  • A private recreational angler fishing entirely or in part in federal waters and landing in Massachusetts is bound by a combination of the most restrictive rules: 3 fish and 21” minimum size. The angler cannot catch or possess GOM haddock from federal waters during March, April, September, and October.

The MA Division of MarineFisheries (MA DMF)  is currently accepting public comment and will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, May 28 on changing the state GOM haddock recreational rules. For more information on how to submit comment or the timing of the public hearing, refer this MA DMF Advisory.      

Bottom line: 3 haddock per person. Unlimited pollock.  unitl further notice. 

With warm weather in site, we look forward to being out on the water, enjoying the sunshine, pulling in tasty haddock.

Call us at 978-407-1351 for the latest fishing charter openings.  God fishing to all.

Last-Minute Shared Charters on Tuna Hunter

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The fall Bluefin Blast is underway …and Tuna Hunter has  these last-minute shared bluefin tuna charters:

 Wednesday, Sept 24th – up to 3 persons

  Monday, Sept 29th – up to 2 persons

To join, contact us at 978-407-1351 or at captain@tunahunter.com.

Plan on $350 per person when 4 persons go, plus a 15-20% tip for the mate.  See complete details on our Shared Charters page.  

Good fishing to all ~

Dan and the HVAC Men Gloucester Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Dan and the HVAC men on their recent Gloucester cod fishing charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

Gloucester Cod Fishing Carter for Dan and HVAC Men on Tuna Hunter

The cod and haddock seem to know the limits this year, as we continue to get many fish just on the line. As the season progresses more of the big guys are showing up, as we expected. Persistence pays off.

 

There are plenty of mackerel around and we anticipate solid catches for cod, haddock, tuna and striped bass fishing charters for the duration of this season. 

Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com  for August and September openings.

Good fishing to all!

Russian Sportsman Club Cod/Haddock Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Friday, June 6th, 2014

This Russian family had a great day of cod and haddock fishing aboard the Tuna Hunter.  The kids more than did their share hauling in good-sized cod. Action was steady, with larger fish arriving in the afternoon.   This same gang is tuna fishing today!

Russian Sportsman Club Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter

To reserve your cod and haddock fishing charter, call us at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com.  We look forward to fishing with you!

 

Nivens Familty 13th Annual Striped Bass Bash

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

We can’t quite believe it has been 13 years – for Tuna Hunter it has been a pleasure to host the annual Nivens family summer Bass Bash.  Striped Bass fishing this season has taken a return to the days of fishing along the rocks and shores of Gloucester and Rockport coast and islands.

Nivens Family Striped Bass Fishing on Tuna Hunter

These seasoned anglers boated their limit early and enjoyed tag and release fishing for the remainder of the day. Striped bass action is fine this year – great family or corporate fun for all ages.

 

Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings – We look forward to fishing with you!

 

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750lb Giant Bluefin for the Lucky Charmers on Tuna Hunter

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

The Lucky Charmers prove that all that’s needed for successful bluefi ntuna fishing is a lot of luck and some charm. They cliam Dave and Gary of Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters had the charm – they of course had the luck to hook and land this beautiful 750lb giant bluefin tuna out of Gloucester, MA.  

750lb Giant Bluefin Tuna by Lucky Charms on Tuna Hunter

Lucky Charmers Land 750lb Giant Bluefin Tuna on Tuna HunterGreat work for a team that had not fished for bluefin tuna before.  They didn’t realize at the time how lucky there were – they broke the northeast tuna dry spell and started a 3-day streak for Tuna Hunter. w/e look forward to fishing with this crew again.

The Tuna Hunter difference is knowing bluefin tuna and knowing the waters off of Cape Ann and beyond. Captain Gary has it in his bones – they don’t call him Tuna Hunter for nothing. Call 978-407-1351 or email captin@tunahunter.com to join us through September and October.

More Nippon TV Team Tuna Photos

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

A few more photos of Nippon TV’s “Team Tuna”. Congratulations to all – the anglers, the producers, the camera crew, the Bounty Hunter crew who carried the cameras, and Teruko and all the land crew who helped so much in preparations.
Nippon TV Entire Crew on Tuna Hunter - Thank you

 

And many thanks and congratulations to the successful anglers – no language barrier here.  The crew just “nailed their tail” to the Tuna Hunter tail post.

Nippon TV Team Tuna Nails their Tail to the Tuna Hunter Post

 

Join Tuna Hunter as giant bluefin tuna action heats up in late August and September. Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com.  Ask about the latest shared charter openings – we can get you out there!

Pennsylvania Leek Diggers Cod and Haddock Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The Pennsylvania Leek Diggers had a great off shore Cod and haddock trip on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

The men all had sore arms and full coolers of tasty fresh fish.

Cod and Haddock Charter – Pennsylvania Leek Diggers on Tuna Hunter fromTuna Hunter Fishing on Vimeo.

There are lots of herring and mackerel around so with lots of food whales,  tuna and striped bass are showing up – looks like a great fishing season underway.

Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to join us.

Good fishing to all!