Whether you’re casting, jigging, trolling or sticking, there’s nothing quite as exciting as tying into a bluefin tuna off the coast of Cape Cod & the Islands. As we look forward to the fall run, here are a few of our favorite highlights from summer 2017.
On November 1st, Capt. Mike and John Burns headed out from Sandwich Marina to chase reports of aggressive schools of bluefin tuna feeding on small butterfish, a great opportunity to catch 100+ pound fish on topwater spinning gear. Armed with Stella 14000Ws and Hogy Pro Tails, the crew aboard the Relentless have no problem finding, hooking up with and successfully landing large bluefin.
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.
When trolling the warmer side of temperature breaks in water 70 degrees or more when yellowfin, albacore, stud mahi mahi…