Tuna Hunter 500lb Bluefin Tuna – Nice Roly Poly One!
Good fishing to all
Happy New Year to all fishermen out there! As we settle in to a relatively-quiet January, it gives us time to be grateful for an awesome 2011 fishing season. Over the coming months we’ll reminisce with some highlights.
In one incredible day, Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters landed two 800-lb bluefin. One giant was an awesome rush. The fish fought a typical giant bluefin battle, and Tuna Hunter had her in the boat an hour, relatively short time. The second bluefin, hooked up 2 hours later, gave a mighty battle that lasted into the dark.
Who cares if it’s dark, when this is the end result. The ladies decided to join this trip at the last minute – a sure case of Lady Luck in action.
This late October trip is a good example of true giant bluefin tuna fishing. Our area has not seen giants like these in a few years. 200, 300 and 400lb fish have been the norm. These 700, 800 and 900 lbers were a welcome sight for Captain Gary, who has been targeting giants for over 30 years now. It was a pleasure to have these beauties pass through, and we are counting on them returning next season. This is Gloucester tuna fishing at its best!
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It was a great fishing day, and a great fishing night.
Congratulations to angler Mark for a battle well fought. No doubt this fish was landed largely due to Mark’s skill and perseverance, and right moves by all aboard throughout the fight. We look forward to fishing with the Cajun Tide crew again!
Gloucester tuna fishing continues, with tuna begin taken every day in all size categories.
Tim and Liz spent several days stranded in Gloucester, tuna fishing of course. They opted to tag and release all of their non-giant bluefin tuna. Makes for some great angling – and these two know their stuff – and gives back a bit to bluefin research.
Per 2011 NMFS regulations, tuna 59 to 73 inches must be released. Tuna Hunter tags these tuna, using Large Pelagic Research Center tags, to support bluefin tuna research.
Tuna tagging is not difficult, This photo shows proper tag placement, then the fish was quickly released, right back out through the fish door.
The Evans family’s recent bluefin tuna charter on Tuna Hunter yielded just the right size bluefin tuna for the grill, and some sushi along the way.
All family members took a turn on the reel, battling the bluefin to the boat where it was measured at 58 inches, just under the keeper limit. Current (as of this trip) bluefin tuna regulations allows for one fish 27-47, one 47-59, and tuna 59 to 73 must be released. Tuna Hunter practices tag and release, using tags from the Large Pelagic Research Center, to support bluefin tuna research. We were ready to tag, but this tuna was a keeper.
Bluefin tuna of all sizes are in our waters off of Gloucester, MA, along Stellwagen Bank and northward into Ipswich Bay. Tuna Hunter fishes all over, according to the best reports and our recent experience. Tuna Hunter is fishing every day between now and November. We have some opening for your party, so give us a call 978-407-1351 or email email@example.com. Good fishing to you! and congratulations to the Evans family
The MacDonough family had a blast on their recent Gloucester striped bass charter aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.
Alexis and Hunter teamed up for this striped bass – learning the entire process from catching live bait to baiting, hooking and fighting the fish along the way. This trip was mainly offshore 1 to 2 miles, aiming fpr larger stripers that hang out off the Gloucester, Cape Ann coast. This type of striped bass charter is an alternative to striper charters that hugs the rocky coast along Kettle Island, Norman’s Woe, Mussel Point, Milk Island, Thatcher Island and beyond. Tuna Hunter knows the coast and the latest conditions, to adapt your charter to produce the best catch.
Tuna Hunter still has openings for full and half-day striped bass fishing, or full day bluefin tuna or cod and haddock fishing charters. Give us a call 978-407-1351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your family fishing charter.
The Hook, Line and Sinker bachelor party aboard Tuna Hunter yielded a great time for all, and a bluefin tuna in the boat.
Gloucester tuna fishing is in full swing now, with bluefin of all sizes Tuna Hunter uses a combination of kite fishing, speed jigs, balloons and sometimes trolling. In short, we have an arsenal of techniques and a ready to use whatever fish are responding to for the day’s conditions. This often means switching things up throughout the day, and using several techniques at once.
On the Hook, Line and Sinker success, the bluefin hit a balloon, passing up gorgeous kit bait – go figure. The fish hit on the Matsuura reel, making for a smooth angling experience. The Hook Line and Sinker team reeled the bluefin to the boat, where he measured just legal to take home.
As most anglers know by now, this year’s bluefin tuna fishing regulations call of retaining one each of the smaller tuna slots, tag-and-release only of tuna 59″ to 73″, and saleable giant bluefin are 73″ and over.
So for anglers looking for bluefin tuna to take home, for the grill or for sushi, think big, or think 59 inches.
Bluefin tuna fishing continues into October and November.
Call Tuna Hunter, 978-407-1351 for latest openings, including single slots on shared charters.
We look forward to hooking you into a bluefin!
Seth Michelsen and friends have good luck with bluefin tuna, every time they go for them. On a recent bluefin tuna charter aboard Tuna Hunter, they succeeded in boating a giant bluefin, plus two smaller bluefin, tagged and released. That makes for a great day of tuna fishing, plus some tuna steaks for the grill.
Sore arms for all, but that’s a welcome part of good fishing!
Don’t miss the 2010 Tag-a-Tiny Tournament, running over a full week from August 18 through 29. Book Tuna Hunter for a tournamnet date – Call for your slot, 978-407-1351.