EAST Coast hot tuna fishing

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by ksong, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. ksong

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    Tuna fishing has been good on troll daytime on the East Coast and night chunking just started. One tuna party boat had limit catch of yellowfin tuna(75 yft for 25 guys ) along with many longfin on a 24 hr overnight trip at canyons out of NJ yesterday.
    One famous charter boat, the Canyon Runner, had 19 yellowfin along with 201 lbs allison yellowfin yesterday. One charter boat had 25 yft on jigs !!!
    I don't know how long the hot bites continues, but tuna fishing at canyons is hot and heavy now.

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  2. bellyup

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    Wow, thanks for the report Ksong!
     

  3. mcgolfer

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    great photo's and thanks for the heads up on your fishery. hopefully you will be out there jigging up some nice tuna in the next few weeks. still looking foward to our trip in october on the big e.....rick
     
  4. Gunsmoke

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    If you want to borrow my new two piece tuna max jigging rod let me know. I think you bust as many rods as me. How much does Canyon Runner charge for a private charter? I'm going to New York in Feb. Does Canyon Runner dock far from New York City? Are tuna's still around in Feb?
     
  5. ksong

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    great photo's and thanks for the heads up on your fishery. hopefully you will be out there jigging up some nice tuna in the next few weeks. still looking foward to our trip in october on the big e.....rick
    The Canyon Runner is one of the most successful charter boats on the East Coast, but the rate is not cheap. :)

    I broke so many rods and reels as I like to test them to the limit, but always on the water. :)
    When you come to NY in February, let me know. IF weather is good, we can go offshore seabass jigging trip out of Southern NJ and if weather is not good, we can go to an authentic Japanese sushi restaurants in Manhattan.


    Big seabass loves jig. We usually use 6-8 oz jigs for them.
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  6. Gunsmoke

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    McGolfer, Ksong. Are you talking about the Cinco Trip late Oct? My best friend and fishing buddy of 25 years is going on that trip. I'm loaning him my Ultimate Milk Crate for that trip. Big time tackle ho and fishing nut. I think he posts under the name of Mrbill on another site. I've been on hundreds of fishing trips with him. Don't challenge him verbally. You will never win. He is relentless if you get on his case. We have fun giving each other crap all the time.

    How far are the docks from NYC? I think I'm staying at the Ritz Carlton. I didn't plan the trip. I quess it's downtown. I've never been to NY.
     
  7. mcgolfer

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    McGolfer, Ksong. Are you talking about the Cinco Trip late Oct? My best friend and fishing buddy of 25 years is going on that trip. I'm loaning him my Ultimate Milk Crate for that trip. Big time tackle ho and fishing nut. I think he posts under the name of Mrbill on another site. I've been on hundreds of fishing trips with him. Don't challenge him verbally. You will never win. He is relentless if you get on his case. We have fun giving each other crap all the time.

    How far are the docks from NYC? I think I'm staying at the Ritz Carlton. I didn't plan the trip. I quess it's downtown. I've never been to NY.


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    your buddy mrbill is on our trip at the end of october. he post a lot on the texas fishing forum. hope he has some help lifting that ultimate milk crate...lmao....rick
     
  8. Gunsmoke

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    gunsmoke
    your buddy mrbill is on our trip at the end of october. he post a lot on the texas fishing forum. hope he has some help lifting that ultimate milk crate...lmao....rick


    I just ate lunch with him. Another classic moment. He was on his third old fashion and a foursome of golfers rolled by and asked us why we weren't fishing. We had planned on fishing the TWAT this weekend together with the wives. Glad the women called it off. Seas and weather would have caused some complaints from the women. That's was my response to the foursome.

    They called us a couple of P****** for not going out. Bad mistake. Verbal insults by me and especially my friend were classic. We won the verbal assault hands down. By the way, he was telling me that he just ordered me a "RED" reel for my birthday. I think he bought it at Charkbait because he also ordered a bunch of new poppers by Braid he got from Charkbait. I'm going the visit the site in a minute to see if something "RED" is on their week specials. Also, he can probably pick up the milkcrate by himself. Make him suffer and don't offer to help. It will be payback for breaking one of my 80lb class rods this spring.
     
  9. ksong

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    While hot bites continues at canyons, I opted to go after bluefin out of Southern NJ and got skunked on Friday. I drove up to Rhode Island next day to catch some fluke (summer flounder), but turned around as wind started blow from east, which is usually bad sign for fishing. But they said they had the best fluking ever on Saturday !!!
    I really hope my bad lucks don't continue when I go back to Puerto Vallarta on Thursday. :)
     
  10. Gunsmoke

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    Good luck in PV. I think Randy Chin is in PV right now. Glad to see you break reels as well as rods. I've only had two reels break on me. Both were TLD's 50's. Actually they were my friends reels. They both broke at the graphite to reel seat connection. Both on marlin the same day. My friend (Mrbill) was so pissed he tossed them overboard. The next year, I was fishing with him again with an old style 80W international that really needed to be serviced. Drags were worn out, gears were worn out and the marlin hit that flat line the reel was on. Typical, it was the only old reel in the spread. Three hours later, the reel locked up. Fish lost. That night we took turns with a sledge hammer beating that reel to pieces and then picked up the parts and put them in the barbecue pit.
     
  11. Bret

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    Gunsmoke, I would liked to have seen that reel smashing ritual. LOL>

    Kilsong, good luck in PV. I hope the big tuna start getting more plentiful down there. Sounds like they have been having an awesome year for big marlin.