The Bluefin bite is on ! There are both small and large fish mixed together in the area, making it perfect for folks that want to take a fish home to eat. The keeper size is one between 27" & 47 " and one fish between 47" and 59". Before this week most all of the fish caught were over the 59" size and were being released. But this last week a bunch of new smaller fish showed up, which is a great sign of further healthy year classes and makes for a happier charter when sashimi is served at the end of the day !
Reports yesterday were of three and four fish landings on many boats. The fish bit throughout the day, with several landed in the middle of the day when the tide was still running hard. A very good sign ! Most of the fish are between the Crab Ledge and the BC buoy and are being taken on splash bars in all colors. Im partial to black, but rainbow, and pink w blue dots is working too. Last trip we hooked up on the black splash bar and the brown and pink bar, both on the short rigger.
I went striped bass fishing yesterday at Handkerchief Shoals and had a limit of fish before the charter was halfway through. Most all of these stripers were between 27 and 34 inches, and we did catch one bluefish. I fished bait on my 15 pound test spinning gear, drifting the baits naturally through the rips to catch these fish. There were not many gulls working the rip at all. I expect things to dramatically improve over the next two weeks there.
Call for more info or to make a reservation. Thanks very much,
Capt. Bruce & "Marilyn S"