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Archive for May, 2009

Cod Fishing ~ The Big Dogs from Moriah

Monday, May 18th, 2009

The Big Dogs from Moriah – Cod Fishing
on Tuna Hunter!

The Big Dogs from Moriah took in some Gloucester Cod & Haddock Fishing on Saturday aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

Though a bit foggy above the surface underneath the fish paid no mind. Cod fishing was prime all morning, with cod to 15 and 20 pounds. The cod were hitting on jigs and teasers for the most part. Clams produced some fish in the AM, but jigs ruled.

n the afternoon, as a low pressure moved in, fishing slacked off a bit, but a switch of spots and techniques produced results, this time more haddock than cod, with bait being the favorite over jigs.

Big Dogs of Moriah Gloucester Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters
Big Dogs of Moriah – Gloucester Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Stellwagen Bank abounds with sand eels, and the cod are filling up on them as they please. Cod and haddock fishing will remain strong into the summer months. Migrating striped bass will be arriving in Gloucester soon – May marks the usual arrival for the Geiger Birthday Bash – there are always stripers for this important outing. Bluefin tuna fishing will commence as soon as these beauties move up the coast. Can’t wait!

For our latest openings, please call Captain Gary at 978-407-1351, or email
Single? Contact us – we’ll hook you up with others to make a full charter, and get you bending a rod sooner.

Spring Break Fishing for Tuna Hunter in the Florida Keys

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Spring Break
Tuna Hunter!

In an unprecedented spring break maneuver, Tuna Hunter was bribed down to Islamorada in the Florida Keys for a few days of awesome fishing for bonefish, tarpon, dolphin and sailfish.

While it was hard to leave Gloucester Cod & Haddock Fishing, the timing was perfect to avoid some bad weather and high winds in the north.

Might as well bend a rod somewhere!
High winds made for some challenging boating, but the desire to fish prevailed. Offshore, trolling to locate pods of dolphin, then casting to hook additional turquoise wonders. Nothing beats the acrobatics of a snared dolphin … twists ,flips, twirls and turns … incredible!

Except, perhaps, to hook into a sailfish. That acrobatics show is also incredible. And for us New Englanders, a sailfish is a treat.

Sailfish by Travis and Peter

We are back in Gloucester! A short, productive trip to the Keys has us jazzed for full-time New England cod & haddock fishing. Tuna have been spotted off of Virginia, and they are headed our way. Striped Bass will be moving in shortly, followed by those bluefin tuna … yeah!

Call or email to our latest openings – we look forward to seeing out on the water – 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!!

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Tuna Hunter on Reel Road Trip, WFN TV

Sunday, May 10th, 2009
Tuna Hunter was recently featured on World Fishing Network’s Reel Road Trip with Mark Melnyk

Listen to the full video, courtesy of WFN TV,  at this link: Tuna Hunter on Tuna Fishing at Reel Road Trip

Tuna Hunter hosts Mark Melnyk, host of Reel Road Trip, for a day of hot bluefin tuna fishing and discussion of the status of bluefin tuna in New England and tagging efforts underway to preserve and protect the resource for current and future anglers.

Watch satellite TV , WFN, for the full program.

Bluefin Tuna Tag Placement - Tag a Tiny Tournament
Tag Placement in Bluefin Tuna, by Tuna Hunter Fishing, Tag-a-Tiny Tournament

And contact us to schedule some standup bluefin tuna action of your own!
Call 978-407-1351 or email

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