Capt. Larry Backman and crew had a successful initial trip to Atlantis Canyon this week, including a pair of white marlin.
Capt. Larry Backman and the crew aboard FV Skipjack headed to West Atlantis Canyon this past weekend, successfully deep-dropping for 4 swordfish and landing this 350-pound blue marlin.
Captain Mike Hogan made it out on Wednesday with Capt. Cullen Lundholm from Cape Star Charters on his sweet new Conch 27 chasing the top water tuna feeds that where happening at the Dump.
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.
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.
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.
Capt. Mike Hogan and the Salty Cape crew headed south of the Vineyard during the first week of July in search of offshore life, finding yellowfin on top for their first tuna of 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.
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.
Capt. Mike Hogan explains the advantages of fishing the new Hogy Slider for bluefin tuna when these fish are dialed in on topwater baits like halfbeaks, herring and mackerel.
Drop Shotting for Cod After a long day of either catching tuna or trying to catch tuna, Capt. Mike…