School is now back in session for most of the summer visitors to the Cape, leaving the morning bakery lines tolerable for those seeking a muffin or danish with a cup of joe on the way to work. We are currently experiencing a cool Northwest wind and the smell of fall is in the air. I love the fall, and the change of seasons, as it brings a more actively feeding biomass of fishes to our waters. Bonita and False albacore show up with the warmer waters. Bluefish are hard to get away from and can rip your lighter tackle to shreds. The bluefin tuna are feeding heavily of the mackerel and sand eels as they get ready to migrate to waters south and east of us. September and October are by far the best months to catch a larger bluefin tuna. Some years we have caught giant bluefin over 1000 pounds.
If you have an itch or a “bucket list” desire to tie into one of these great fishes, give us a call or an email and we will do our absolute best to hook you onto one of these fall bluefin. We have the gear to do this safely using a multitude of methods. We can either troll squid bars for the smaller medium sized fish, or put out a few rigged ballyhoo for both medium and larger fish, or jig up some live baits and drift fish, under balloons, when there is a concentration of fish in one area.
Our current list of open days in September is as follows: September 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 22, 26, 27, and 29. October is open and unbooked at this time and there are unbelievable fishing days for bluefin tuna during that month, as long as one can be flexible to fish around the wind windows. Generally in October we have 2-3 days of wind, followed by two or three days of calm. If one can be ready to go on a day or two of notice you will experience some really great fishing during some of the most beautiful times of the year.
I hope to hear from you, Captain Bruce and F/V “Marilyn S”