The 2016 bluefin commercial season has come to a close. Nick and Billon have once again done an outstanding job, landing the biggest fish of the season on Tuesday. It probably would have been a NC state record if we had caught it with a charter, but since we were commercial fishing, it’s not eligible. 669# dressed! Thanks to #Penn Reels, #Reel Easy Rods, #Makai, #Hooker Electric, #ACR Artex and everyone else who made this year a success.
The 2016 commercial Bluefin season is quickly coming to a close, and once again, Nick and Billon did have done an outstanding job. Of all the days we have spent together over the last few years, yesterday was one that I will be especially thankful for. It was Easter Sunday and we went fishing. My nephew Lucas came down to catch his first tuna with his buddy George. After getting blown out on Saturday, we made it out on Sunday and had some action. Within five minutes of setting out, we caught a doubleheader of shorts. Over the next couple of hours, we had two more double bites, each time connecting with one, only to pull the hook each time. We have been really fortunate this year, holding on to nearly all of our bites, but today was the exception. That’s why it’s called fishing and not catching! We still had a great day, and My brother Jeff and Lucas got to see what we do without having to tune into the National Geographic channel! Thanks Nick and Billon, excellent job once again!
We wrapped up shooting Wicked Tuna Outer Banks on Saturday with a helicopter shoot, and went right back to work on Sunday in less than ideal conditions. Check out Oregon Inlet We are open for charters, and the bluefin are here!
Happy New year from the Frenzy crew! We ran our last trip of the year yesterday and found a few blackfin, a yellowfin and a wahoo. With only one other boat fishing, we didn’t find the fish until after 11:30. We had plenty of bites, but it seemed we were using rubber hooks and pulled off more than we landed. Nice to know there are some fish around! If you are looking to get out anytime soon, give me a call 252-216-9034.
We are! 2015 was a great year for the Frenzy crew. Our charter business kept us busy all year, and with the exception of a three week stretch in September, the weather allowed us to sail most all of our scheduled trips. In November, I put the boat in the shed to catch up on some maintenance and make a couple improvements, now we are ready to get back to work. You can see some of the work here. There have been a few bluefin caught in Morehead City, and we may be headed down that way in the coming weeks. If anyone is interested in trying to catch a monster bluefin, get in touch with me and we will give it a shot. I have the whole month of January blocked out to chase the fish, whether they are in Va Beach, Hatteras, Morehead, or, hopefully right here at Oregon Inlet, and will be available for charter wherever we end up. Contact me directly for information. 252-216-9034
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We had a chance to take an overnight trip last night. The weather was perfect, and I had a great report from the swordfish boats offshore. We left at noon, trolled for a few hours and caught a yellowfin. We set up, and within an hour, had a bite, and put our first sword on the deck. We fished the rest of the night, and ended up catching three fish from 50 -100 pounds.
Alexseal topcoat sprayed by he Spencer Yachts crew. Check out the video. This Old Boat
After nearly 40 years, the polyester has delaminated from the bow deck on the Frenzy. I had a break in my schedule, and Spencer Yachts had an opening in the shed, so we hauled up last Monday and went to work. We used 1208 cloth with West System Epoxy and AdTech Proseal for buildup. Alexseal topcoat completes the job. With a little more paint work, we should be back overboard Monday
In the last week or so, there have been a few tuna showing up offshore. One or two bigeyes to the fleet, a handful of 50-60 pounders, and a limit or two of pups have been caught by the fleet over the last few days. It looks like our fall tuna fishing is getting ready to turn on, don’t miss your opportunity to get in on this action! And tune in Sunday night for the finale of Wicked Tuna Outer Banks. Can the Frenzy catch Griff?