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Memorial Day Weekend Means Striper Fishing Now

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Striped Bass on the grill, fresh Haddock Chowder, capping off a great day on the water with your family and friends.  Memorial Day weekend means the official start of family and friends fishing season.

Join us on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters~ 978-407-1351 or captain@tunahunter.com

Striped Bass Fishing Charter on Tuna Hunter - Family Fun

Family and friends on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

It’s Haddock Time ~ Gloucester Haddock Charters in full swing

Friday, May 20th, 2016

It’s Haddock Time!  Congrats to Paul and Anotoli on a fine day of haddock fishing aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

Plenty of haddock out there to keep everyone reeling and bring home tasty haddock for dinner.

Call 978-407-1351  or captain@tunahunter.com to reserve your charter.

Haddock time for Paul and Anotoli on Tuna Hunter

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!

Last Minute Gifts for Your Fisherman ~ Tuna Hunter

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

A Tuna Hunter Gift Certificate in any amount is fast, can get there by Christmas, and keeps giving in the middle of fishing season when the striped bass, haddock and bluefin are biting.

Call us at 978-546-7992 to fishing up your shopping for all your fishermen and women.

Good fishing and Happy Holidays to All,

 Gary and Karen

Bluefin Tuna Action Begins – Country Boys Boat Bluefin Beauty

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Tuna Hunter starts the bluefin tuna season strong, boating this 400lb bluefin beauty to start things off.

Steve and the Country Boys angled this bluefin for 1 1/2 hours.  The guys got sore arms, big smiles, sushi, tuna steaks and a free trip.

The fish got a free trip to Japan.

Congratulations to all!

Steve and Crew 400lb Bluefin Tuna

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

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.

Wicked Tuna Boys Land Giant Bluefin Tuna aboard Tuna Hunter

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Wicked Tuna Boys had an awesome bluefin tuna charter aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

While they are all avid Wicked Tuna fans, they will agree that nothing compares to being there in person to hear the reel scream, feel the power of the fish through the rod, battle fist to reel to angle the fish in crank by crank, see the harpoon shot, and finally pull your bluefin through the fish door.

It doesn’t get any better than this – memories of a lifetime for young crew, the fathers and for Tuna Hunter.

Tuna Hunter is already booking for next year.  Consider a Gift Certificate in any denomination for the Wicked Tuna fan on your list.  Call us at 978-407-1351 or 978-546-7992, or email captain@tunahunter.com for more details.

Good fishing to all, and to all a good bite!

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!