We spend countless hours and days out on the water every season waiting for something spectacular to happen. Today was one of those moments. We set out trolling, and, after about 10 minutes, I spotted a set of fins that looked just a little bit different. Turns out, it was about a 150 pound swordfish! Billon ran below to get the dart and I took the boat out of gear. The fish swam right across the stern between the boat and my teasers! We got all of the lines in and Billon got in position on the bow. Our first two shots came up short, but the third opportunity was the best. The fish turned and swam straight at the boat and Billon took the shot and nailed him! We let him take the whole basket of dartline, nearly 500 foot, and we hooked him to a poly ball. The ball wasn’t moving, so we started to reef the line back in the boat halfway up, the dart pulled! It would’ve been nice to get him, but it was a day we will never forget. https://www.fishinfrenzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/img_0157.trim_.movhttps://www.fishinfrenzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/img_0154.trim_.mov
It’s been nearly a week since we’ve been out, rain, wind and swell have kept us tied to the dock ready to chew the ropes off! Here we are, underway again, looking for some decent conditions. Wish us luck!
We decided to go marlin fishing today and caught a feisty 100# blue marlin and two whites. #purefishing #pennreels #pinnacleoutdoors
Sometimes I don’t realize how fortunate I am to have this view! Here we go again, who knows what we will find? #purefishing #pennreels #alexseal #mauijim #Stormr
After a couple weeks of maintenance complications and weather, we finally made it out fishing today. Mike, Bob, and Steve came looking for tuna, and we found a few today! The bar has been exceptionally shallow after all of the Northeast wind we have been having, so we waited for the Coast Guard to lead us out through the North Slough. It’s a little nerve wracking to run parallel to the oncoming sea but there is deep water, and we made it out safely.
I was hoping for a Bluefin or two, but we found four bigeyes and four yellowfin instead. Great fishing with a great crew!
We just wrapped up filming Wicked Tuna Outer Banks this past weekend. It was a great season for the fleet, plenty of action and quite a few big fish! The General Category commercial quota has been caught and we are ready for charters! After about a ten day blow, the boats that fished Saturday and Sunday found the fish and they were HUNGRY! We have trips on Friday and Saturday but Sunday is open and the weather looks great. Give me a call 252-216-9034 or book online and we can put you on the fish of a lifetime!
Today we ran our last charter for 2017. After a few days of Northeast wind, conditions had changed quite a bit since we last fished, and the wahoos were not biting quite like they did last week. We did find some yellowfin, a few blackfin, and some dolphin.
What a hood way to wrap up a great season. I would like to thank all of my charters who helped make 2017 one of my best charter years ever! Now it’s time to get to the boatyard for a little maintenance and get in shape for our winter bluefin season. Our charter season will resume mid March, give me a call 252-216-9034 or you can book online at fishinfrenzy.com