Giant Tuna

OK, I hear the guys want to see some tuna photos. 
Let’s start with the giants …

The following collection of photos are all from bluefin tuna fishing charters aboard Tuna Hunter.
See our website, http://www.tunahunter.com  for more details.

Ok, I have to start with MY tuna.  Note the attire … rumor has it the leggings attracted this November fish.
This was the only fish I ever got  – and will ever get to –  yell at the Captain (REEL!)

Caught in November aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

 More giant bluefin:

At the buyer. Price negotiated .. the next step for this bluefin is an ice-bath, then off to Japan.

And another …

All of these bluefin are taken on different days, different fishing areas, different fishing tactics.
Captain Gary Cannell has been giant fishing since ’74 or so.  He knows the fish, the waters, the tactics and techniques, and knows how to adapt to the current conditions to read the waters and second guess the fish.   All that, and Gary will tell tell you that sometimes the fish wins.  We can tell you that very often Tuna Hunter wins.

You can reach Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351, or captain@tunahunter.com

More later … focus on those elk!

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER Tag-a-Tiny Tournament

Captain Gary Cannell was the GRAND PRIZE winner of the North Shore Community Tuna Association’s Tag-A-Tiny Tuna Tournament, to benefit the Large Pelagic Research Center’s Tag-A-Tiny program.

Gary has always practiced and encouraged tag and release of all fish that cannot be legally retained, and of all fish that will not be consumed.   The Tag-aTiny weekend was no exception.  Charters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday were treated to fine bluefin action.  Each day Tuna Hunter put here charters onto several bluefin, retaining one fish each day (all between 50 and 58 inches) and tagging all remaining fish.  While tied with First Light Anglers on the number of  tuna tagged, Tuna Hunter brought home the Grand Prize for most fish caught over the weekend.

Tagging efforts did not stop there – Tuna Hunter has been tagging bluefin tuna through September, and will continue fishing and tagging into November.

The focus of the Tag-a_Tiny Tournament, was 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.

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 BillfishFoundation; 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.

40th Birthday Bash - Rob and friends on a birthday charter tackled this bluefin, their first, and retained it for the birhtday party..  They tagged the next 3 fish!
Rob and Friends retained this bluefin, then tagged 3 more!

Tagged Bluefin, showng tag location just behnd the dorsal fn

Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings.
Bluefin Tuna are running strong and we expect this to hold through November.
Good fishing to you!