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Offshore  Fishing Reports 2013

If you have a fishing report that you would like to contribute to the Offshore Pursuits Fishing Reports page, please email it to me at dave@offshorepursuits.com. I will also add pictures if you want to send them along also. Thanks! Dave

 

06/21/13
bluefin tuna caught aboard the Hindsight

The tuna bite has all but shut down off the Cape. The bait has moved off the bank, and the fish with them. The bite east of Chatham is just as miserable. The Hyannis Tuna Fest started today with just 2 fish killed out of 60 boats.

Some blame the moon this weekend, some the tides. I was told by an old timer many years ago that the reason the tuna bite was slow during a big moon is that the fish gorge themselves on squid under the full moon. Fact or fiction, that is what he told me. I haven't heard a better explanation yet!

Whatever you plan on doing this weekend, good luck! Dave
 
05/30/13
 
Does giant bluefin tuna fishing excite you...? If so, this is the greatest giant bluefin tuna video ever! Capt. Brett Wilson, fishing George's Bank last year aboard the Hindsight, "spoon" feeding a 700 lb. giant bluefin tuna. If you watch closely, you can see the fish jump on the bait! Pay attention to the initial run...awesome!

Speaking of bluefin tuna, there were a few fish caught this week. Rumors of 75" and smaller fish being jigged up (vertical jigs) off the Highland Light area are rampant. There were also fish caught on spreader bars there and off Peaked Hill.

As I said in the opener, depending who you talk to, there are either lots of fish around, or they haven't seen much. I guess when the stick boats start chasing them on Saturday, weather permitting, we will see. The forecast doesn't look good, but I guess you never know.
 
 
07/01/10
White Marlin on the Tuna Duck Bailer Dolphin aboard the Tuna Duck
The Tuna Duck....
 
Tuna Duck Sportfishing
Capt. Dan Rooks
Hatteras, NC
 
Gulf stream water is pushing across the continental shelf south of Hatteras. Bait gathered up in 90 feet of water is holding a large body of school dolphin.

Billfish action has been scattered, with an occasional blue, white marlin and sailfish.

Wahoos are starting to show, a few were caught this past week
 
07/01/10
 
The Cape Offshore...
 
If it is tuna you are targeting, I am sure the "fleet" will give away where the fish are at. One proven method for success is to fish the fringe. By that I mean get 1/4 mile or so away from the fleet and fish the edge. Blue marlin or tuna, yellowfin or bluefin, a concentration of boats will put them down and or out. Many a Captain has pulled good fish from the edges of a concentrated fleet. Ask the highliners...they will tell you.

For school, medium and giant bluefin tuna pay attention to the sea surface temperature chart available on the home page of Offshore Pursuits. The temperature break east of Chatham from 49/50 degrees up to 58/59 degrees is holding large schools of bluefin. The break is in around 95/100 feet of water and runs the length of the Great South Channel from P-Town down to the BB Buoy. This break changes every day based on the tide. Some days the fish are on the warm side and biting. Other days they are on the cold side and difficult to get a look from.

If I had a choice, I would be east of Chatham fishing the break with a spread of squid rigs behind me and a pair of Hatteras Creatures fished out of the long riggers way back. At squid rig speed the Hatteras Creature swims sub surface, which is good. That puts the bait slightly below the squid rigs. What do you think is gong to get hit first? If you are trolling tuna trains and skirted or naked ballyhoo, the Creature swims on the surface. You control the action by your boat control.

I will tell you a proven trick concerning the Hatteras Creature...come out of gear and let all your rigs come to a stop. The Creature will be nose up and tentacles straight down. Put the boat in gear and start to troll...as soon as the Creature arches forward and begins to swim, watch out. A nice blue marlin was fooled that way. That is a fact...
 
 
06/21/10
Hatteras Creature...finally turned loose!

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