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Went on a charter aboard the Sea Cure with Capt Ron Sundayto
Monday. We arrived around 4:30pm and trolled because of the great
bigeye bite thats been going on.Also on Saterday thay caught a 600lb
blue marlin. At around 7:00 pm with no bites the Capt decided to anchor up.
At around 8:00pm we had are first fish on. By 10:00 pm it was a blitz tunas
swimming threw the slick blowing up behind the boat it was insane. I jigged
from 7:00pm Sunday to 7:00am Monday mourning i hooked and landed
countless tunas in the 60-90lb.class. The rest of the crew was hooking up useing live squid, all the fish came on the top floating lines. I also hooked up
useing a shabuki plug, but the highlight for me was hooking up on a
hammer head popper at first light it was my best canyon trip.
I want to say thanks to Capt Ron from the Sea Cure and his crew they are
truly first class as they called out there location numbers after hearing
that every one was strugling to catch a fish. We had are share and he called
them in that was truly profesional:) not to many Capt. will do that.
 

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John, congratulations for your fine trip. I fished on the Jamaica not far from you on the same night and had a good trip too.
I plan to go to canyon again on Thurs/Fri if I can finish my work by then.
 

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Sweet catch is that one of those SD LR boats?

The canyons are off the Northeast coast. New Jersey and New York are the most common ports of departure for hitting the canyons.

Great report. Were any of the tuna bigeye? What was the mix?
 

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Night chunking from Hudson to Willington Canyon is pretty hot now.
They catch mostly yellowfin in 50-80 lbs range and some longfin.
Some boats reported to catch nice swordfish too.
One boat came in today with 28 yft catches in 50-80 lbs range and kept their limit while fishing Toms canyon at night.
Squid were so thick that I could catch a dozen of squid on tuna jigs when I fished Sun/Mon. :eek:
I am preparing assist hooks for tomorrow's trip with the intention of releasing them after limit catch by cutting asssit hook lines.
 

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Night chunking from Hudson to Willington Canyon is pretty hot now.
They catch mostly yellowfin in 50-80 lbs range and some longfin.
Some boats reported to catch nice swordfish too.
One boat came in today with 28 yft catches in 50-80 lbs range and kept their limit while fishing Toms canyon at night.
Squid were so thick that I could catch a dozen of squid on tuna jigs when I fished Sun/Mon. :eek:
I am preparing assist hooks for tomorrow's trip with the intention of releasing them after limit catch by cutting asssit hook lines.
Hi Kil,
The squid were thick on Sunday we had them under the boat all night.
What boat are you going on. Also, was jigging hot for you on Sunday.
 

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The canyons are off the Northeast coast. New Jersey and New York are the most common ports of departure for hitting the canyons.

Great report. Were any of the tuna bigeye? What was the mix?
All the tunas were yellowfins, i set a sword rod out all night with a live
squid but had no hits.
 

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Hi Kil,
The squid were thick on Sunday we had them under the boat all night.
What boat are you going on. Also, was jigging hot for you on Sunday.
I was on the Jamaica. We had about 50 tuna among 31-32 guys. We lost as many due to tangles. I had 4 yellowfin on jigs and lost one due to mysterious break-off of the main line. I was probably high hook on the boat.
Unlike on your boat, tuna didn't responded well to jigs on our boat though we had pretty good bites on baits. There were many guys jigging on the boat and I believe only two other tuna except mine were caught on jigs.
I am heading out tomorrow on a private boat out of Barnegat Light, NJ and intend to experiment OTI's jigging rod. Good to hear you had a tuna on popper. I also plan to bring my popping rod.
 

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I was on the Jamaica. We had about 50 tuna among 31-32 guys. We lost as many due to tangles. I had 4 yellowfin on jigs and lost one due to mysterious break-off of the main line. I was probably high hook on the boat.
Unlike on your boat, tuna didn't responded well to jigs on our boat though we had pretty good bites on baits. There were many guys jigging on the boat and I believe only two other tuna except mine were caught on jigs.
I am heading out tomorrow on a private boat out of Barnegat Light, NJ and intend to experiment OTI's jigging rod. Good to hear you had a tuna on popper. I also plan to bring my popping rod.

Kil, good luck make sure you use a popper at first light, lots of tunas
surface at this time.
 

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Night chunking from Hudson to Willington Canyon is pretty hot now.
They catch mostly yellowfin in 50-80 lbs range and some longfin.
Some boats reported to catch nice swordfish too.
One boat came in today with 28 yft catches in 50-80 lbs range and kept their limit while fishing Toms canyon at night.
Squid were so thick that I could catch a dozen of squid on tuna jigs when I fished Sun/Mon. :eek:
I am preparing assist hooks for tomorrow's trip with the intention of releasing them after limit catch by cutting asssit hook lines.

Hey Kilsong...I recently watched a video on Nomad Sportfishing off Australia near the Coral Sea, it was a DVD they sent me as Anthony and I are planning to go for dogtooth tuna and giant GT this year.

For releasing the fish they take pliers and squash the barbs down, they also use larger hooks to get a deeper hook penetration
 

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Hey Kilsong...I recently watched a video on Nomad Sportfishing off Australia near the Coral Sea, it was a DVD they sent me as Anthony and I are planning to go for dogtooth tuna and giant GT this year.


Wow, I was thinking about going to Carol Sea, but the trip is pretty expensive. :confused: Randy promised me to find a good place to catch GT or dogtooth tuna though. :)
 

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Wow, I was thinking about going to Carol Sea, but the trip is pretty expensive. :confused: Randy promised me to find a good place to catch GT or dogtooth tuna though. :)


I know it would definately hurt price wise but from what I understand it is among the best spots to catch GT, Dogtooth and Wahoo ...big wahoo. Its a once in a lifetime trip for Anthony and I. Hoping to clear schedule to go for 7 days, we will see
 
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