Tag-A-Tiny Tuna Tournament August 22-24th

Tuna Hunter encourages all anglers to participate in the Tag-A-Tiny Tuna Tournament August 22 – 24 to support the Large Pelagic Research Center’s Tag-A-Tiny program.

The focus of the Tournament, hosted by the North Shore Community Tuna Association, is promote tag-and-release of juvenile bluefin tuna and to raise funds for Dr. Molly Lutcavage and the UNH Large Pelagics Research Center. The Tag-A-Tiny program studies the migration paths of juvenlile bluefin tuna through internal and external archival tags. The Tag-A-Tiny program has made great progress since its inception in 2005. ( Read more about the Tag A Tiny program here) but funding is needed to continue this important program.

The Tournament has three categories of boats: small, large, and charter.

The winner of each category will be the boat that tagged the most fish.

Dated digital photos will be required for each fish tagged in order to
make the tournament as fair as possible.
There will also be a kill
category for giant Bluefin Tuna.

Each registered boat will receive a
tagging kit, sponsor gifts, four t-shirts, and four meal tickets for
the grand celebration dinner. The tournament will take place up and
down the east coast (from Maine to Florida ) with its base in
Gloucester, MA . Tournament tagging kits will be sent to all
applicants whose registrations are received before August 10th.
Entries within a two hour drive of Gloucester , MA will be accepted through Wednesday, August 20th, 2008.

Full details including registration form can be found at www.rockonproducts.com.


To Download a registration click this link:

http://rockonproducts.com/pdf/tag_a_tiny_registration.pdf

Sign Up

Contact Mark Godfried for more information about signing up for the Tag A Tiny Tournament

email: tagatiny@gmail.com

phone: (978) 317-1797

Thank
you to the tournament sponsors: Ouellette and Smith (Fishlaw);
Grady-White Boats ; Gloucester Seafood Display Auction; Gloucester
House Restaurant; Captain Carlo’s Restaurant; Commercial Fisheries
News; On the Water Media; Madfish Grill; Intershell; The Billfish
Foundation; and Seaboard Products Company, proud distributors of
Anheuser Busch Products. Please support these sponsors as they help support our fishery!

Tuna Hunter strongly supports tag and release of bluefin tuna and other species, and Molly Lutcavage’s efforts with bluefin tagging in particular. See our AFTCO Tag Flag tagging story here.

Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings.
Bluefin Tuna are running strong now – register for hte Tag-A-Tiny Tournament, or call us to book your appointment with a fattie (for tag-and-release, or course!)

Roach Charter – Bluefin Tuna Standup Action!

Bluefin Tuna Fishing aboard Tuna Hunter is HOT lately, as the Roach charter can attest.

Their recent bluefin tuna charter yielded several gorgeous bluefin tuna in the 130 – 200-pound range.
On Tuna Hunter we fight this size tuna on light tackle, standup.

Will reeling bluefin tuna abourd Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters Carl reeling bluefin tuna abourd Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

This looks easy here .. but battling a bluefin tuna standup is heavy work. All aboard had sore arms by the end of this charter!

The guys retained one fish; the remaining bluefin were tagged and released unharmed.
Tuna Hunter supports tag and release. See our AFTCO Tag Flag tagging story here.

Sore arms make it hard ot heft this bluefin tuna caught aboard Tuna Hunter.

Captain Gary is known along the eastern seaboard for his expertise with bluefin tuna. It helps that Tuna Hunter is fully loaded with all sizes of rods and reels, bait and lures to handle any and all fishing conditions. Tuna Hunting is Captain Gary’s passion … if there’s one around, he’ll likely hook it. You get to land it!

Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings.
Bluefin Tuna are running strong now – call us to book your appointment with a fattie!

Pineapple People – Great Fishermen!

The “Pineapple People” have a great time fishing aboard Tuna Hunter each year.
2008 is no exception ~ In fact, 2008 was a surprising Striped Bass Fishing Charter

Pineapple Gang goes home with a mix of fish, including Bluefin Tuna

because they ended up with a Bluefin Tuna!

Bluefin Tuna caught aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

Captain Gary is known for the occasional bluefin tuna catch a mile or so offshore .. as only Gary can spot ’em and hook ’em that easy. It helps that Tuna Hunter is fully loaded with all sizes of rods and reels, and all sorts of bait for just such an event. Tuna Hunting is Captain Gary’s passion … if there’s one around, he’ll likely hook it.

Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings. We work hard to make sure you go home with fish – and if a bigger fish comes along, we’ll try for that too!

Rosenberg Charter – Always a Great Day

Dave Rosenberg has a way of picking a good day for fishing – whether it is for Striped Bass
or an offshore day of Cod Fishing , with family or with friends, Dave always picks a great day for fishing on Tuna Hunter

Dave Rosenberg and Friends on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charter

Fishing with clients like Dave make our job a pleasure. Working hard to make sure you catch fish is our job – sending you home with plenty of fish and sore arms is our goal. Inshore, offshore or a combination, full or half day, we can put together a charter to sit your need, and produce fish.

Dave Rosenberg and son Striper taken aboard Tuna Hunter

Call Captain Gary Cannell at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings. Corporate charters are a natural aboard Tuna Hunter: A clean classic Sport Fisherman with professional captain, crew and service.

That next big striper .. or tuna .. could be yours!