Yup !, its true. There is definatly an improvement in the bluefin tuna bite this week. I caught 2 nice fish today, and we had another that knocked the line out of the outrigger clips, but failed to stay on to fight. We started off on Monday with thick fog and no way to find the birds, whales and fish. Monday was an "ofer", meaning 0 for one. Wednesday we were back out and got one nice 65" bluefin. Then I bass fished for a couple days and today going back to the tuna charters, we had some decent action way off all by ourselves. There was some bites also where the rest of the fleet was fishing, along with decent whales and bait. It seems the bait was almost too heavy and I was afraid that there would also be stripers and bluefish mixed in with the tuna, so I kept going to my original numbers.
There is good sign right close at 750 and 900 along with whales and bait and a good percentage of hookups if you don't need to travel far. That is about 12 miles out for some of you that don't know. The other spot is by the "BC" buoy, but I am not sure where, as I am not fishing there. It seems the natural colors of black, brown, and green are what's working best, but I also have heard of some being caught on pink, rainbow and mint green as well. i guess you just need to put it in front of them. We are headed out after tuna again tomorrow, so hopefully we will have decent luck again.
Bruce & "Marilyn S"