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 BOMA Fishing Tournament – Top Female Angler on Tuna Hunter

Tuna Hunter participated in the 2015 BOMA Fishing Tournament out of Rowes Wharf in Boston, MA.

Congratulations to June who boated this beautiful 41.5 inch, 26 pound striped bass,  the winning fish for Top Female Angler.  

41.5in Striped Bass

A great time was had by all – though perhaps June was the happiest, holder her winning fish. We were all excited about this striper – kudos to June for angling this beauty to the boat.

June w 41.5in striped bass BOMA Top Female winner

The BOMA Tournament marks the beginning of sizable striped bass in the Boston and north shore waters. “Hugies” like this are moving into Cape Ann waters of of Gloucester and the surrounding islands as summer weather and warmer water temperatures settle in.

Treat your new graduate to a fishing charter, or treat the whole family to a Father’s Day outing on the water.  Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings.

Congratulations June and all the 2015 BOMA winners, and Good 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.

Family Striped Bass Fishing

Striped bass fishing charter on Tuna Hunter is great family fun.  These stripers were a great experience for all, plus some fine steaks for the grill.


Great striped bass fishing ladies!

Tuna Hunter crew will provide instruction as needed in use of tackle and angling. We want you to land your fish – it’s your charter.  These beauties were taken in Ipswich Bay via chunks, patience and smiles.

Call to reserve your family charter – 978-407-1351 or captain@tunahunter.com
 Good fishing to all

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.

Striped Bass Charters – Family Fun

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 captain@tunahunter.com for your family fishing charter.

Annual Nivens Family Gloucester Fishing Bonanza

The annual Nivens family reunion typically includes a Gloucester fishing charter aboard Tuna Hunter, and typical both sessions produce loads of fish, plenty to feed the extended family back home.  The 2011 bash was no exception. 

This year the morning team outshone with striped bass – over ten keepers to 40 inches. Hard to beat! The action was busy all morning, making it hard to leave to swap out for the afternoon crew.

In the afternoon, the striper action slowed, but the cod action picked up. Drift rigs for striped bass fishing where exchanged for bottom rigs for cod fishing, and soon everyone was contributed large codfish to the fish box.  Gloucester fishing at its finest! 

Join Tuna Hunter with your family for great fishing, and great fun. We look forward to fishing with you!

Gloucester Striped Bass Fishing – Full and Half-Day Full Swing

Gloucester striped bass fishing is in full swing, for full and half-day charters aboard Tuna Hunter.

As these guys, Cory and the “I know it’s 2AM but I really really want to fish” guys from Utica NY can attest, a half-day charter can be just as productive as a full day charter.
Striped Bass abound in the far reaches of Gloucester Harbor and outside of Gloucester and Rockport around the rocky coast of Cape Ann.  Tuna Hunter can put you into feeding stripers on all of our inshore charters, so whether we travel down to Kettle Island, north to Milk and Thatcher Islands, or fish our secret spots within Gloucester harbor, you are bound to encounter striped bass action.  Take advantage of summer – take half-day charter on Tuna Hunter to reconnect with friends, for a family outing, or just for the fun of it.  Call Captain Gary at 978-407-1351 to arrange for your striped bass charter.
Good fishing to all!

Striped Bass Gloucester for Holden Family

Did we mention striped bass fishing off of Gloucester is going strong this year?  The Holden family has a productive striped bass charter with Tun Hunter last weekend.  It sure is nice to catch fish too big to hold!

Striped bass and bluefish action is prime right now – there are mackerel in the harbor and around the cape, with striped bass, bluefish and even bluefin tuna pushing them.  Can’t miss with that kind of action.  There is a lot of good fishing in a half-day charter, you deserve it!

The Pineapple Gang _ Gloueste Cod Fishing for 7 Years

For the seventh year in a row, the Pineapple Gang’s Gloucester cod fishing charter aboard Tuna Hunter was a big success.

The entire family are great anglers, and certainly know how to have a great time. No messing around here. It was serious fishing: as soon as we reached the fishing grounds, jigs hit the water.  Fish hit jigs more than bait, as has been the usual lately.

This year the team amassed a boatload of fish, cod, haddock and a large cusk.  Yes, cusk are good eating.
We look forward to sharing a day with these guys each year.

While we were cod fishing last weekend, the bluefin tuna action remains strong. Bluefin of varying sizes are all over, being taken by kite, balloons, live and ead bait,  some of jigs even. So be prepared for anything! 

Inshore the striped bass fishing is good, despite the commercial season. Tuna Hunter’s evening bass charters have been particularly successful.  It was great to host the Arasian family again this week – with Dad again taking top fish. Photos coming!

Tuna Hunter has mid-week openings for full charters and singles – give us a call at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for the latest openings.  Check for weekend cancellations – we’ll do our best to fit you in.  Good fishing to you!