2013-07-14 - Big Eye Picture and Tuna Fishing Report

Fishing has been pretty darn good lately. Yesterday was definitely one of our best of the season, just one of those days it all seemed to work out. I ran a short inshore trip on our 48' JUSTIFIED and ended up catching 12 tunas. First bite of the day was a yellowfin, then the rest bluefin. It was a steady pick for us all morning, with sizes 40 to 80 pounds. We had 12 bites and caught 12 fish. Crossed paths with Joe on the 55' (LOW PROFILE) on his way out for an overnighter early in the afternoon about as we were headed home. Banner Trip to say the least. First they fought a blue marlin for a good bit, finally releasing the estimated 350# fish. They picked at some Yellowfin after that, then hooked a big-eye that they fought till about 11pm finally boating it. The fish weighed at 240, although based on measurements, seemed bigger? measurements put it at 280. anyway, a heck of a fish. After that the chunk bite was on. they stopped a little before 2am, with plenty and headed in. Joe said the Yellowfin ranged from 15 to 50 pounds. Great to see the Yellowfin finally biting overnight.. I remember last year, the first mad dog chunk bite in the canyon was the first week of July for us...Hopefully a sign of good things to come!



Tight Lines,