Sunday April 13
38 Hour Tile Express
Capt Steven Jr reports a good trip out for our 38 hr trip aboard the Viking Star. We worked the canyon edges all day catching all sorts of creatures from the deep. In total we had 17 different species of fish landed including plenty of golden tiles, cod, pollack, hake, cusk, haddock, a few grey tiles, barrelfish, northern grouper, plus much more! It was very exciting dropping down to the bottom and never knowing what you would catch! Even Capt Anthony pulled up a very rare for this area 7 pound Glass-Eye Snapper! Tyler Quarismo had 7 golden tiles plus some other different species, and Bobby Kruger jigged up some nice golden tiles and other species! Everyone had a nice mess of deep water fish filets to take home, and some anglers who have never caught a tilefish before caught more than just the one they were hoping for! All in all it was a nice trip and it was nice to be out fishing again! Roy Bess from NYC, NY showed his experience by catching the first place tilefish at 22 lbs. Mike Zouroudis from Woodside, NY took the second place tilefish pool with a 21 pounder. Mr. Kun Kim took the edible pool with a giant 25 pound elusive cusk.
28 Hour Tile/ Hake
Captain Steven Sr. was on the 28 Hour Tile Hake trip and reports the truth. Sadly it was not what we expected- It was very slow. We arrived at first light to find a 10 to 12 foot ground swell which made it very hard to hold bottom. We did pick at some tiles, Hake and a couple of Wreck Fish as well as a few Barrel Fish. By noon the swell subsided and it got nicer and nicer but still we had no bites to speak of. Actually the bite decreased and we had no drift either. Some guys did okay like Tom Lambert who had 5 Tiles and one double header. Captain Matt from the Prime Time had three Tiles, 2 Hake and I wreck Fish as well as one Barrel Fish. All in all it was not good. The truth hurts sometimes but it is what it is! Chris Rutherford was the pool winner with a beauty 38Lb Tile. Second place went to Ryszard Grzesik of NJ with a 36Lb Tile. The edible pool was won by Julio Negron Jr also of NJ with a 22lb Barrel Fish.