In terms of boat position, you want to be outside the school casting to the boarders of them correct? Not casting into the Center of the school.Luck and boat position. Guys get them on poppers every year. I got a big inshore fish last fall on a white mojo 2 miles from the beach. But this year the number of big fish of jersey and Long Island has been wild
Curious, if you are trying to catch bluefin tunaI've never personally caught on a jig that close to shore but I'll try in the morning and let you know how it goes. Will grab a bluefish and check the stomach to see what jig silhouette to use.
They are eating the same thing as the tuna.
Ok, so if we knowWe have had overs and giants crushing bunker schools
I know it wasn't your comment originally.I didn't write about catching bluefish. I just commented on why cut them open. Only thing I can think is it's alot easier to catch bluefish.
I know guy's here in NJ that will live-line bluefish for these big tuna's. I have never done it though.
It will tell me if there are sand eels this far inshore.I know it wasn't your comment originally.
Just don't understand the checking of bluefish stomach contents
to determine what jig to use on Bluefin Tuna.
Bluefish as bait for bluefin usually works better offshore and in deeper water.
Ok, you will know sand eels might be inshore.It will tell me if there are sand eels this far inshore.
You will see the tuna exploding on the surface,This might be a dumb question with an obvious answer but I'll swallow my pride and ask anyway:
How do you know a bunker pod has tuna on it? Marks on the sounder? Birds working like if stripers were tearing up the bunker? Or do you need to see them on top?