Tuna Hunter Spring Haddock Fishing

Haddock Fishing aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

Tuna Hunter Fishing Haddock Charters

Spring haddock fishing is underway – anglers are pulling in plenty of haddock and even a halibut here and there. Tuna Hunter is now fishing every day, heading to favorite bottom fishing spots on Stellwagen Bank and Jeffreys Ledge.

Striped Bass are migrating into Cape Ann waters now – there are schoolies in the rivers, and sizeable stripers follow them up the coast. Striped bass fishing charters will be in full swing by Memorial Day.

And don’t forget that bluefin tuna season opens June 1st. Tuna Hunter is ready to go. There are plenty of sand eels and other bait on the fishing grounds ~ lief abounds, which bodes well for great early season giant bluefin tuna fishing.

Call us at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to join us for spring or summer fishing charters. You just cannot beat a fine day on the water ~ Good fishing to you!

 

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

 

 

 

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!

 

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!

 

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.

2015 Recreational Haddock Rules

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.

MA DMF Broadcast header log

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.

and

  • 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.

Joe’s Bachelor Party – Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

  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.  

Joe's Bachelor Party Fishing on Tuna Hunter

 

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 captain@tunahunter.com for more informations.

Pineapple Gang 11th Annual Cod Fishing Charter on Tuna Hunter

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!

Pineapply Gang Cod Fishing Charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

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 – 

 

Dan and the HVAC Men Gloucester Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Dan and the HVAC men on their recent Gloucester cod fishing charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

Gloucester Cod Fishing Carter for Dan and HVAC Men on Tuna Hunter

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 captain@tunahunter.com  for August and September openings.

Good fishing to all!

Russian Sportsman Club Cod/Haddock Fishing on Tuna Hunter

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!

Russian Sportsman Club Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter

To reserve your cod and haddock fishing charter, call us at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com.  We look forward to fishing with you!