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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.
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!
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
The Pineapple Gang joined Tuna Hunter for their annual fishing trip – with no cod this year there was plenty of action anyways, landing haddock, cusk, sharks and of course there is always pineapple
We love these guys! Great fishermen all, and tons of fun to have aboard.
Besides, they are the best-dressed charter anywhere!
Tuna Hunter is fishing every day – for haddock, pollock, cusk, sharks, and of course bluefin tuna.
Striped bass and bluefish inshore. Call us at 978-407-1351 to reserve your fishing charter – its much cooler out on the fishing grounds!
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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 email@example.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 ~
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Joe’s Bachelor party aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters – a fine day on the water, earlier this season when we could catch cod, haddock and stripers.
Cod and haddock season is closed as of Sept 1, but we are still fishing bluefin tuna, sharks, stripers and bluefish through September and October, as long as bluefin tuna remain in our area.
Call us at 978-407-1351 to reserve, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more informations.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
The Pineapple Gang are serious about their Gloucester Cod Fishing – and it was fishing as usual on their recent Cod Fishing Charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.
The Gang reeled in cod and haddock n a steady basis throughout they day, with a pause for the usual pineapple break. Notice the new attire – this is the best dressed cod fishing team we have seen!
Always a pleasure that have these guys aboard.
Haddock fishing is the best we have seen in years – and we expect this to continue through the season. Call 978-407-1351 for our latest openings –
Good fishing to All –
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Dan and the HVAC men on their recent Gloucester cod fishing charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.
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 email@example.com for August and September openings.
Good fishing to all!
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!
To reserve your cod and haddock fishing charter, call us at 978-407-1351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to fishing with you!
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 email@example.com to join us.
Good fishing to all!