220# dressed 76″ bigeye!
2015 is shaping up to be a great season! This past month, I worked on a few improvements on the Frenzy. After nearly 8000 hours, it was time to replace my exhaust riser. Rather than duplicating what I had, I decided to use a single 10″ exhaust out the stern instead of the two 8″ pipes in place. The result is a much quieter system and a whole lot more space in the engine room with fewer connections subject to failure. The generator had to be relocated to make room for the exhaust, and is now easier to service. In the salon, the seats were replaced with wider cushions and some additional tackle storage In the port side bench.
We are ready to start fishing, and will be looking for Bluefins once again for the next couple months. Filming begins soon for Wicked Tuna season two and once again the Frenzy will be featured on the show, let’s hope some fish show up soon! There have been a few fish caught In Morehead City, but I think we are waiting for the main herd to show up out front. I’ll probably start looking on the next weather window.
We are taking reservations for the 2015 season now. If you are thinking about charter fishing on the Frenzy this year, don’t hesitate to call or email, some of our choice weekends are filling up already. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
We wrapped up the 2014 Charter season in a non spectacular fashion today. Plenty of false albacores, but only one Blackfin and one Yellowfin for us. Now it’s time to get a few things done on the boat, and after the holidays, get back to work shooting season two of Wicked Tuna North vs South.
We had a little issue on Sunday, the Frenzy wouldn’t start. Thankfully Sam Stokes was awake, and he let me move my trip over to the Fight n Lady for the day. We got a late start, but still managed to have a great day. Thanks Sam!
After navigating the Oregon Inlet Gauntlet in pea soup fog this morning, Aaron on the Outrigger and the Frenzy made it offshore. The sea conditions were nothing like we expected, no fog 1-3 foot chop and pretty water on the 650. We found some blackfins on the 650 and then fished down towards the Point. No more bites until we started fishing back up to the lump and caught a few king mackeral. Aaron fished up and found some yellowfin, I think he ended up with a half dozen. If you’re ready to catch some tuna, give me a call, next week is the last week I’m available until after Christmas. Our Bluefin season is filling up also, so if you want a shot at catching a “Wicked” Tuna, book your date soon! 252-216-9034
This past week there were several good days of yellowfin fishing. Earlier in the week, boats were getting back to the dock early with limits. The past few days, the fishing slowed a little, but there were still some great catches. We started the day with a long rigger “bite” that I acted like a bigeye. After an hour, we realize it was a tail hooked hammer! I started fishing Northwest, and when I found the temperature break, caught a 45 pounder and pulled off another one. We fished up to the 810 and back to the 750 for 4 hours with no more bites, then we caught two more out of 4 bites. Hard luck on the Frenzy today, but we did catch 3 nice yellowfins. Some of the boats on the other end of the fleet had between 8 and 15 yellowfins for the day. If you are ready for some tuna, now is the time to book your trip. 252-216-9034
We had some great fishing with the Butler family today. A 46# wahoo, 9 tunas and a dolphin today.