Wednesday August 7
Viking FiveStar Private Tuna Charter
We just returned late yesterday from a quick overnight trip to the edge and returned with a pair of nice big eyes! We got under way Monday afternoon and arrived in the deep just as the sun was setting. we got the lures in for about an hour and grabbed a small yellow fin. We then set up on a drift for the night with low expectations being that there hasn’t been much of a night bite yet this year. We did have a decent sword fish on for a little while but ended up pulling the hook when it got close to the boat. prior to sunrise we got all the lures out and started a slow troll and with in 5 minutes we had a knock down. Shortly after that two rods doubled over and reels were getting dumped. After half and hour we had the first big eye in the boat which was around the 180 lb. mark. The other fish took a bit longer being that it jumped on the only 30w that we had out. But after an hour and a half we got him in the boat. The second we one weighed in later that day at Montauk Marine Basin and it came in at 241.8 lbs. We then spent a good part of the morning working the bank but it seemed to turn off for everyone. So we took a ride inshore and set the lures back in and picked up a long fin on the ride home. A successful trip being that we went to look for the quality fish and we got them. Did hear quite a few good reports of yellow fins being caught out there too. Everything is right out there now and a good amount of fish around. Looks like we are in for a good year on the edge. We have a couple open boat tuna and tile trips coming up in August and September and only a couple open dates left for offshore trip in August. The bite is on! give us a call and lets get back out there!
Half day Fluke AM
Captain Joe reports a really good day of fishing this morning. There was a ton of action all throughout the day and plenty of keepers. The pool winner was Steven Malo from Stony Brook, NY with a 6lb fluke. The second place pool winner was John Gennaoui from Brooklyn, NY with a 5lb fluke.
Full Day Porgies
Captain Dave reports that fishing started out slow this morning with mostly small fish. As the day went on conditions improved making the fishing better. Mostly porgies were caught with a few sea bass. A couple of fluke were caught as well. The pool winner was James Sepniesk from Sag Harbor, NY with a 4lb porgy.
Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports phenomenal fishing today. There was a big bunch of sea bass caught today and a ton of fluke. Everybody went home happy with fish. The pool winner was Noreen Duffy from Long Beach, NY with a 7.6lb fluke!