Sunday September 22
3 Day Full Moon Tuna and Sword Ultra LTD
Capt. Carl reports a pretty tough trip for our 3 Day Tuna/Sword trip. We started off trolling on Day 1 with whales, dolphins, and bait all around the boat but we only stopped for a couple of mahi mahi. Finally, late in the afternoon, we ran into some albacore and got 4 out of five on one pass. We made a couple more passed in the area but that’s all we got, so we anchored up and almost immediately landed a nice yellowfin on the chunk. For the rest of the night, however, we did not land anymore tunas. We did land and release 2 small swordfish, and had a couple other bites but nothing else boated. We started trolling again early the next morning and hooked up with some more mahi-mahi, as well as a nice white marlin which we got to the boat and released after a few pictures. Again, the troll bite fell apart for the rest of the day. Even the late afternoon we were amongst tons of krill an anchovies all over the surface o the water with whales feeding but never hooked into any tunas. We found a spot to anchor up for the night once again and once again, we had some sword bites… Releasing 3 more pup swords and we lost 2 keeper swords close to the boat. That was about it, unfortunately, as we had bites but not much for the box to go home with. Zach Weiner won first in the tuna pool with a 60 lb Yellowfin. Jason Kudo-Bulgh took second with a 40 lb Albacore. Ross Dale won the edible pool with an 8 lb mahi.
Block Island Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports another nice day of fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. We had some really nice medium sized porgies and sea bass in the morning, but decided to go hunting for the big ones. And we found them! In the afternoon we saw tons of BIG porgies and sea bass coming over the rails. We also had about 15 keeper cod in the mix. Today’s first place pool winner was Demsie Dawes of Jersey City with a HUGE 4lb porgy, and in second was John Reid of Brooklyn with a 12lb cod.