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Archive for the ‘wicked tuna fishing’ Category

Tuna and Bait on the Banks Now Point to June Tuna!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Our offshore scouts report jumping bluefin tuna and plenty of bait on our fishing grounds.

This much life on the banks now indicates a June tuna season – Yeah! 

Bluefin tuna opens June 1st, and yes we have some June openings.  

Consider a Tuna Hunter Fishing Charter for graduation, Father’s Day, or celebrate beginning of summer with a giant bluefin tuna.

Call us at 978-407-1351 for the latest reports and opening – Good fishing to all,

 Gary & Karen

 

Bluefin tuna on Tuna Hunter

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!

 

Mermaid Tuna Fishing

Friday, September 21st, 2012

With all the hookups this season, we got or mermaid practicing on retrieving those bluefin that just might otherwise have got away.  She’s working her way up to the giants – perhaps by next year.


Delivery with a smile – Good fishing to you!
While we cannot deliver every bluefin tuna this way, we’ll certain try to deliver  the best bluefin tuna experience possible.   Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or captain@tunahunter.com to join us!

Fall Tuna Fishing in Full Swing on Tuna Hunter

Friday, September 21st, 2012
Giant bluefin tuna fishing is in full swing out of Gloucester aboard Tuna Hunter as we continue fishing every day weather allows and anglers are willing.

Last week we had a string of small-medium bluefin, just the right size for tag and release, or, to take home for some (lots) of sushi as the Thomas Chase party can attest. They caught this beauty on the morning tide on live bait. A great way to start off a fishing charter ~ get a big one in the boat early.

 Tuna Hunter will continue bluefin tuna charters as long as the tuna are here, through October and into November at least.  We have a few openings left, plus some shared charters OCt 23, 24, 25.  Call 978-407-1351 or captain@tunahunter.com to join us for your fattie.

Are your Ready? Tuna Opens June 1st

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

While June seems far away, it is less than one month away to bluefin tuna season!  Are you ready? Tuna Hunter is set to target bluefin tuna as soon as the season opens on June 1st. We are ready to haul in more 800 lb fish, like this beauty, one of two giants boated that day.

Between now and June 1st, there is plenty of fishing – cod and haddock fishing now (go this year, while regulations still allow for good catches) and striped bass fishing in a week or two as the hugies migrate up from New Jersey, when catches are phenomenal this season so far.

A followup on our tag recapture – we go photos of that tuna’s brother, who we did keep that day, and made many persons happy with sushi and tuna steaks.

Bluefin Tuna Tag Recapture – Tuna Hunter Tagging at Work

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Tuna Hunter and angler Nick Dobrowolski just received word of a tuna tag recapture – something we always hope for but don’t often get to see.

A bluefin tuna we tagged in 2008, caught by angler Nick Dobrowolski, was recaptured one its way across the Atlantic (or on its way back?) over 2000 miles from the original capture location. The fish almost doubled in weight in 5 1/2 years.

The stats in this recapture notice tell the story:

 

Tagged Bluefin Tuna Recaptured 2000 miles East

Bluefin Tuna Tag Recapture Report - Click for larger image

This proves that western Atlantic fish indeed do migrate west-to-east, and not just north-south as older science believed. Such tagging information is essential for scientists to help ensure the future of our fishery, and has a huge impact on international and domestics quota determination.

This tag was one of the Tag-a-Tiny Program tags of by the Large Pelagic Research Center, now located in Gloucester, MA.  Tuna Hunter supports the Tag-A-Ting Program and assists with tagging for all species, not just tuna. We need to give back a bit to support sustainable fisheries.

Oddly enough, this lucky tag was inserted on a Tag-A-Tiny Tournament weekend, contributing to Captain Gary Cannell and Tuna Hunter winning the Grand Champion award for most fish tagged and caught that weekend.  Though I cannot read that tag number, this photo, from Sept 20, 2008, could be that fish!

Alas, Charlie’s luck ran out on that recapture – he/she was recaptured dead in a longline.

Tuna Hunter begins cod and haddock fishing this week, and is open for fishing every day now through November.  Striped Bass are blitzing in New Jersey, we have mackerel here in our waters – that means striped bass action any day now.  June 1 opens Bluefin Tuna season.

Give us a call at 978-407-1351 to reserve your charter, or for more information.  Good fishing to you –
Captain Gary  captain@tunahunter.com  978-407-1351