Great Fall Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Chatham
I am packing up gear and getting ready to dismantle and re-oil and do maintenance on reels and terminal tackle. Soon the boat will be hauled and winterized. I would like to take a moment to reflect on my great fortune to be able to take you all fishing for a means to support myself and my family. Without you and your love for the great fishing we have off Chatham, I might be doing some less fun occupation. So Thank YOU !, one and all.
Keep your eyes peeled for another report coming soon, describing my annual Christmas promotion and discount for those that want to purchase fishing trips for the 2015 season as gifts for under the tree. (Also another one just prior to Father’s day)
The Bluefin Tuna fishing was fantastic this fall, they seemed to be everywhere. The bait supplies were solid and the fish stayed in the area up until December. As of October first this year, I was solely chasing giant tuna commercially, but the boats that stayed on the recreational fish did very well, with double digit days happening very often throughout October and into November. Our Cape Cod Bluefin fishery is alive and well and thriving each and every fall. Come give it a try.
Some more great news on the Bluefin Tuna front, is that the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas ( ICCAT) has adopted, with majority support of member nations, an increase in our annual quotas of ABT. The western quota was increased from 1750 metric tons to 2000 metric tons, a 14% increase. The Commission recommended an increase to 2250 MT, but NMFS, which has not supported increases in the past opted for the more conservative allotment. The latest stock analysis indicated the stock status had improved considerably enabling an increase in our quota allotments.
Stay tuned for the December discount offer in your inbox soon.
Again, Thanks very much to you all,
Captain Bruce & “Marilyn S”