Offshore Fishing Report – July 12, 2016

The 182-pound Wahoo caught at Veatch Canyon this week is in the running for some serious IGFA hardware.
The 182-pound Wahoo caught at Veatch Canyon this week is in the running for some serious IGFA hardware.

The big news on the offshore scene is the 180+-pound wahoo that was caught on the Castafari skippered by Capt. Damon Sacco. Although this monster fish was reported to be a couple of pound shy of the IGFA all-tackle world record, it still stands a chance at establish a line class world record and smashed the state record by far. On the same trip to the waters around Veatch Canyon, they caught a pair of blue marlin, an 80+-inch bluefin, and numerous yellowfin. The yellowfin are ranging anywhere from peanuts in the 8 to 10-pound class up to about 60-pounds; apparently, the number of small ones is incredible. Another boat fishing out of Nantucket added a bigeye to his yellowfin and there are rumors of some other wahoo being caught.

Steve Morris spoke to the captain of a boat out of the Vineyard who fished Veatch midweek and they found no life, a pretty good indication that the good water is moving around and taking the fish and bait with it. Speaking of bait, the word is that all of the fish that were kept and cut open were filled chock full of small squid. Steve went on to say that despite some good water and plenty of bait, things are still quiet south of the island.