With the buzzing anxiety and excitement of the 2019 fall commercial tuna season opener right around the corner, anglers, harpooners,…
Videos: Tuna & Offshore
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.
In late July, the Salty Cape crew joined Jamie Simmons of Buzzards Bay Outfitters to tackle white marlin and bluefin tuna on Hogy Bird Bars and Epoxy Jigs.
This past summer, the Salty Cape crew and PhD researcher Willy Goldsmith headed south of Martha’s Vineyard to deploy satellite tags on spin-caught bluefin tuna as part of Willy’s research project for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Equipped with Shimano Stella 14000W reels and Hogy Pro Tails, Capt. Cullen and Capt. Mike successfully pitched topwater baits into schools of crashing bluefin, hooking up with a BFT well into the 100-pound range.
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.