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!

 

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.

Tuna Hunter Tuna Charters – Success!

While the blogger has been busy, bluefin tuna fishing action is in full swing, as evidenced by this successful Tuna Hunter tuna charter.

Tuna Hunter Giant Bluefin Tuna 500lb
Tuna Hunter 500lb Bluefin Tuna – Nice Roly Poly One!

This tuna was a beautiful angling battle and a a beautiful, fat fish. A fine tuna charter!

Join Tuna Hunter – gives us a call at 978-407-1351 or captain@tunahunter.com.
Good fishing to all

Shared Cod & Haddock Charter Open for May 13 – Bring Mom Fishing!

We have slots open on Sunday’s shared Cod and Haddock charter on May 13th. 
 Bring Mom! or bring home plenty of haddock and cod (all cleaned and ready to cook, of course!)

Cod and haddock fishing is great right now – Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Give us a call at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to join – Good fishing to you!

Are your Ready? Tuna Opens June 1st

While June seems far away, it is less than one month away to bluefin tuna season!  Are you ready? Tuna Hunter is set to target bluefin tuna as soon as the season opens on June 1st. We are ready to haul in more 800 lb fish, like this beauty, one of two giants boated that day.

Between now and June 1st, there is plenty of fishing – cod and haddock fishing now

 (go this year, while regulations still allow for good catches) and striped bass fishing in a week or two as the hugies migrate up from New Jersey, when catches are phenomenal this season so far.

Tuna Hunter is fishing every day now through November – call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for information and to reserve your fishing charter.

Spring Cod Haddock Fishing Charters – April is Here!

Happy Fishing Year to all fishermen out there! Tuna Hunter starts cod and haddock fishing on April 23. We’ll be fishing every day from then on, so give us a call, 978-407-1351. Single and shared charters welcome.

Gloucester cod and haddock fishing is a right of spring for the Aureimma family. We look forward to seeing Nick, Mike and family and the whole gang here in the spring. We of course return the favor in fall for deer hunting.

This wolffish photo is a blast from the past – a nice wolffish – now endangered and can no longer be retained – caught by Poogie several years ago.  Look at those teeth!

Tuna Hunter will be fishing as of April 23, unless you can coax us out sooner ~ Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to reserve your fishing charter.

New York Hillbillies Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Gloucester cod & haddock fishing is underway big time – as these anglers  from Lake Erie, New York will attest.  The  hearty group fished both Saturday and Sunday, reeling in a boatload of cod and haddock each day.

New York Hillbillies from Lake Erie Gloucester Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter
From Erie, New York – Happy Cod Fishermen

Sunday’s catch of cod and haddock aboard Tuna Hunter.

The catch was was offshore, but the long trip was worthwhile on both days. Cod were hitting mainly jigs, with the usual fluctuations throughout the day and a great late-day bite to top off the fishbox.

Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to reserve your charter.
Striped Bass have move in to Gloucester Harbor – Gloucester striper fishing charters any time now!