2009-09-20 - OU Overnight Canyon Fishing Reports

September 20, 2009

New Jersey Fishing Report

Hey all !  This is going to be a quick one as we’re heading right back out.  We just got in from a 46 hour trip with great results. These trips continue to be the best this year allowing us more time to move around.  Anyway, we started in the Toms Canyon on the east side with no results so we trolled to the Hudson without a touch. It started to get quite sporty by the afternoon and we decided to anchor at 100 square. In very rough conditions it made it very tough at night with just one shark bite to show for our efforts. Back up on the troll in the am we stayed at the square which produced some dolphin. We were anxious to get into the tuna action and finally had our first bite at 10. By this time we had moved down to the east elbow , about the 135 line. We found  a one degree break there with a weed line on it. Working the warmer side which was 73.5 degrees, we boated a nice 65 pound yellowfin. In between the yellowfin we continued to put some nice dolphin in the box…up to 40 lbs. The bigger fish seemed to be out in the deeper water of about 1800 feet. That is where we got the 3 or 4 larger tunas. We continued to work the area the rest of the day picking at yellows from 20 to 30 lbs. All in all we managed 9 yellowfin and about 20 dolphin up to 40 lbs. It was great to finally get on them again. We anchored on the east elbow at night before beginning our long trek home at midnight. Back out again shortly.

Tight Lines All!!!
Captain Joe Trainor
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That’s Right spent the week up in Avalon with wild weather and fun fishing. The first of the week started out with some real positive results, with some nice Wahoo’s from 30 to 60 pounds along with several 20 to 30 pound yellowfins. All were caught on the troll.  The Hoo’s seemed to be very quick to bite the ballyhoos with dark sea witches. The tunas seemed to jump on the bars and the long riggers with ballyhoos and select sea witches.

Then around mid-week we found ourselves out in the Wilmington hoping for some new results. And that’s what we found…a nice catch of Dolphins around the offshore gear.  We had a few pushing 30 pounds and lots from 8 to 15 pounds. Great action on the light tackle as we even had a few guys catching them on jigs. The night, however, didn’t show very good results with the tunas.  We did manage to catch a nice swordfish to the mix, however. And yes, the blue sharks did pay a visit as well as plenty of bait…sardines, tinkers and squids. There were times the bait was so thick you could hardly get any bait down.

NJ Wahoo

By the end of the week the weather hurt us but we did manage to get out Saturday to Sunday. We headed to the south towards the Baltimore and started inshore only to find a couple of yellowfins.  We then moved out to the west wall and  had several bites but only managed to hold on to one more. We got there just as it got dark and the marks were really good.  So we felt like we might have a real good night and we did!! However it wasn’t with the tunas, the SHARKS were the worst I’ve ever seen!! We must have caught over 30 all Dusky anywhere from 80 to 200 pounds…it was CRAZY fun!!! Everybody was worn out that’s for sure. There seemed to be a lot of that going around as most of the other boats had the same complaint. The am brought us little results as the water was 75 when we got there and 70 when we left so as you can tell the water is pushing very hard to the SW. We will back at it on Wednesday in Ocean City where rumor has it that the Wahoo’s are biting very well.

Tight Lines!!!
Captain John Oughton

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Mirage Sportfish Update

Pictured right is a current photo of the newly re-designed Mirage 32 we’ve been working on for the last 6 months.  The style is a classic “day boat” design, with a three sided hard enclosure below (with windows), and a small flybridge above.  This particular boat will be set-up with dual stations, one below and one up in the bridge.  Currently we are getting ready to set the engines.  This first boat is getting a pair of Volvo IPS, featuring the new “Sportfish Mode” joystick.  This set-up integrates with your autopilot and GPS, and will actually will keep the boat positioned over a wreck if you like!  Pretty cool stuff, going on in marine propulsion these days.  The lower helm area is open all the way back to the transom in traditional “day boat” style.  Going down into the forward cabin, there is a head to port, galley to starboard, and a v-berth forward.  We expect the boat to be sea-trialed in early November and to be featured in both the Atlantic City and Miami boat shows this winter.  As part of our effort to make boat ownership even more affordable, we are offering a unique opportunity for both private owners and charter captains to put their boat to work in the OU Fleet.  Please check out our Charter Program for more details. www.MirageSportfish.com

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A Day in the Life of OU....

Boy did we have some weather here in Avalon, NJ this week! So our crew got to work...it was time for boat maintenance! No better time to get the boat out of the water and paint the bottom! They were bluuuuueeeee!!!!
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Avalon, NJ

September 20 - 46 Hour Canyon Trip - Yellowfin & Dolphin Bite - LOW PROFILE
September 14 - Lots of Dolphin in Wilmington Canyon on Overnight trip - LOW PROFILE
September 13 - Dolphin & Yellowfin on Overnight NJ Trip - LOW PROFILE
September 13 - That's Right 's first NJ report - Yellowfin, sharks & wahoo

Ocean City, MD

THAT'S RIGHT was in NJ this week!

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