Yesterday I caught a brace of Bluefins about 50 miles offshore. One went 359 and the other 375 pounds, dressed weight. We were fishing only about 15 minutes before the first rod went off. After we swum him and hauled him aboard, we headed back to the west. We marked a fish and threw the baits back in. While the third rod was getting ready, we went off again on the second bait ! While reeling in the first one, I paused for a second to take up some slack on the rod with the fish on it. Apparently the pause caused the bait to fall in the water and we got hooked up on that rod. We quickly called another boat and managed to pass that rod off to him without a screwup and and he got that one as well ! As you might expect, it is hard to go back to catching stripers after that kind of action. But the weather has to be very calm for me to go this far offshore. Most of the time I cannot make it all the way out there, but the weather is fine for the inshore bass action.
However there are some really great days of bass fishing left. Last Monday Joe Stumer and his new wife Jen, along with their freinds John and Lori Sands, came out with me on their annual fishing excursion. After running a long way, we finally set up on the rip and on the first cast Jen hooks into this fish that strips almost all the line off the reel. Just when I was about to turn and go chase the fish with the boat, she manages to turn him and get some line back. That fish turned out to be a 47 inch fish weighing between 34 and 38 pounds according to my bouncing boat scale.
As long as you are willing and able to be on a weather standby, I will take you out bass fishing. There will be wind of some form in October. If you can get the gang ready for the trip and just be checking with me via phone and email, I will let you know when and if we can go bass fishing.
Captain Bruce Peters