For some reason the yellowfin have taken up residence SE of Oregon Inlet this July. And we are glad for it! We have had close to a month of great tuna fishing, and every day we see plenty of fish, both on our bottom machines and in the air chasing flyers. Today was no exception. Six tuna, a Wahoo, and close to a limit of dolphin for our group today!
Billon had a chance to run the boat for me today and apparently he took the opportunity to show me up! One blue marlin and one white marlin today. The tuna never made it to the boat before sharks had their way with them, maybe we can find a few unmolested ones tomorrow! Congratulations Billon on a job well done!
It’s July, slick calm and hot! The tuna are getting tougher to catch, and with little to no wind, our kite has been effectively removed from the arsen but we have still been catching a few. Even though the bite has slowed down, we have still managed to catch a few quality fish every day. Headed down the beach today, hopefully some bailer dolphin moved in overnight.
The premier party for Wicked Tuna Outer Banks will be held at Pirate’s Cove Pavilion on June 23. Get your tickets at NCWU.net or meet me at the boat in the afternoon, I have tickets on board. This event is a fundraiser for North Carolina Watermen United tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
Tuna chasing flyers means it’s time to break out the kite! We had some great action the last few days around the Point and it looks like the fish are here to stay. Enjoy the Fourth of July and stop by the boat to check out our catches every afternoon. We still have some availability this summer and can hook you up with a good crew if we are unavailable 252-216-9034
Check out today’s catch!
We took the boys from Trane out today and found a few tuna and dolphin. Lots of yellowfin chasing flyers this morning, but it was tough to get a bite. We managed to catch a couple on long baits, and then we hooked a double header of blue marlin! Two fish, both 300-325#, at the same time!
There were some incredible marks of tuna out there today, I can’t wait until they decide to chew!