We had the Low Profile out yesterday for our third day of New Jersey fishing since arriving from the Bahamas. After two slow days of fishing, boating just a wahoo, we decided to try a bit of a different area from where we had been fishing around the Hot Dog. Shortly after arriving today we had a bite that never came tight, however action was sure to follow as we got a 57 inch Bluefin Tuna. We were convinced we had found the right area, however, we didn't have a touch for another 2 hours .
We ventured further offshore and got into them at about 8:45am. We were trolling 13 rods and I think we had each one get a hit. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen! We wound up coming tight on about 7 or 8 Bluefin Tunas, all in the 130 to 240 lb class. Next thing you know we were releasing 150 lb class fish as we knew we had a monster on one of our way backs. After battling the fish on a Penn 70 for the better part of 2 hours we had him at the leader as Joe Bonvetti had this battle won. This fish was very tough on the leader and Joe did a great job. Shortly after, Joe sunk the first gaff in the fish as I ran down to get the second. This Giant Bluefin Tuna measured 76 inches and weighed in at 245.5 lbs! It was unbelievable fishing today as for the first time I can remember we had 150 lb class fish crashing on flat lines 20 feet behind the boat. Unbelievable to say the least.
Awesome fishing! Can't say enough … good to get back into them again!
Capt. Joe Trainor
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