Tuna Fishing June 1 Opening Day Shared Charter

Bluefin tuna season opens June 1st  ~ Join us on June 1st for an opening day shared bluefin tuna charter.  3 spots open.

Other shared openings:  July 12 0r 13 (2), August 19 (1)            Call 978-546-7992 or captain@tunahunter.com to join.

Let’s open the season with a giant bluefin splash!

850lb giant bluefin on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

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

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

 

 

 

Good Boots ~ Ready for Fishing Season

We are excited for fishing season ~ May 1 is right around the corner.

Tuna Hunter’s winter and spring chores are coming together nicely, and we can’t wait to be in the water, into a nice school of haddock, 6 rods bent over with everyone reeling in doubles.

As we review last year’s photos and dream of upcoming trips, we realize we have the best dressed clients out there.

Check out Charlie’s fine boots ~ the evny of all the women aboard. They even turned some heads in the marina.

Charlie's GoGo Boots

As of May 1st Tuna Hunter is fishing every day – for haddock, pollock, cusk. Striped bass will be migrating into our waters in late May.  June 1st opens  bluefin tuna fishing.

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

Almost Here ~ Spring and Spring Fishing!

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

 Tuna Hunter  opens the 2016 fishing season wit hhaddock 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.

Pineapple Gang Tuna Hunter Haddock Fishing

As of May 1st Tuna Hunter is fishing every day – for haddock, pollock, cusk. As soon as the striped bass migrate in inlate 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

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, bluefin tuna and sharks 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

Pineapple Gang – Haddock and Pollock, and Cusk and Sharks Oh My!

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!

Pineapple Gang Tuna Hunter Haddock Fishing

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!

 

Bluefin Tuna Action Begins – Country Boys Boat Bluefin Beauty

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

2015 BOMA Fishing Tournament – Top Female Angler on Tuna Hunter

Tuna Hunter participated in the 2015 BOMA Fishing Tournament out of Rowes Wharf in Boston, MA.

Congratulations to June who boated this beautiful 41.5 inch, 26 pound striped bass,  the winning fish for Top Female Angler.  

41.5in Striped Bass

A great time was had by all – though perhaps June was the happiest, holder her winning fish. We were all excited about this striper – kudos to June for angling this beauty to the boat.

June w 41.5in striped bass BOMA Top Female winner

The BOMA Tournament marks the beginning of sizable striped bass in the Boston and north shore waters. “Hugies” like this are moving into Cape Ann waters of of Gloucester and the surrounding islands as summer weather and warmer water temperatures settle in.

Treat your new graduate to a fishing charter, or treat the whole family to a Father’s Day outing on the water.  Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings.

Congratulations June and all the 2015 BOMA winners, and Good fishing to all!

 

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

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

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.