|Over Under - Viewing Report
|2005-09-25 - Sept. 25, 2005 - NJ Cayons Charter Fishing: 18 - 40 on Tuna This Week
|The crew of the Over Under had 5 overnight canyon trips lined up for this
week, managing only to get 3 of them in, canceling the other two, due to
weather. The fishing was not what it had been, but still offered most
anglers plenty of shots at tuna. In total for the three nights on the edge,
the OU had about 40 bites, catching 18 tuna fish. Tough fishing conditions
were the topic of the week. Full moon, ripping currents, and plenty of wind
dominated this week\'s fishing trips. The OU anchored up twice, once
deciding to go on the drift in the middle of the night to get away from the
fleet. The third night the OU drifted off the edge away from the fleet, in
pretty sloppy conditions. The highlight of the week, was a 76 Pound longfin
taken on the chunk, that was just shy of the NJ state record. The fish was
caught by Fisherman contributor Bill Pisarra, on our regularly scheduled
Wednesday Open Boat Trip. This week, John Mikorski was the winner of the
Penn 30 Graphite Reel. Squid became have become more scarce at night, and
for the first time, sardines began to out produce squid as hook baits.
Still most of our tuna are coming from 90-100\' down, but we did have the
tunas up behind the boat on a couple of occasions and did also jig a few.
There is no doubt that the fish are around in good numbers, but getting them
in the boat has been a bit challenging. As the moon fades, and hopefully
the weather improves, we\'re sure that more and more tuna will once again
begin to come over the rail.