Capt. Mike Hogan and John Burns head to the Regal Sword in early August in search of a summertime cod bite after taking a quick look for bluefin tuna.
Boat: Fortier 30
In early August, Capt. Mike Hogan, Capt. Shaun Ruge of Riptide Charters and Willy Goldsmith of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science teamed up to conduct research for Willy’s PhD project regarding the post-release survival rate of bluefin tuna caught in the North Atlantic Ocean.
In this video, Capt. Mike Hogan explains how he likes to deploy and troll his SI Squid Bulb Spreader Bars in the productive bluefin tuna grounds south of Martha’s Vineyard.
Join Capt. Mike and Capt. Nat Chalkley at The Claw, just 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, as they catch early season bluefin tuna and give an explanation of their techniques and gear.
When trolling the warmer side of temperature breaks in water 70 degrees or more when yellowfin, albacore, stud mahi mahi…