This is the month when we have the best fishing for the giant bluefin tuna. The weather can be quite sporty at this time of year though, so do not expect that we will have clear, sunny, bluebird conditions to fish in. If you and your charter party cant handle a 2-4 foot chop and most likely 10-15 miles of wind, then perhaps October tuna fishing may not be for you. But if catching a 500 pound or better bluefin tuna is something you would like to strap on, then by all means call me and we can discuss a trip for you.
The NMFS has recently closed the commercial fishery for bluefin and the allowance of taking a larger than 73" fish ("trophy" category) for recreational fishing has been closed since August. All of the large ones we hook and land will be released at the side of the boat. We use a circle hook and I will just cut the line to let them swim free. We can however take any fish under 73" as per NMFS regulations.
If NMFS reopens the commercial category, we will be notified by them via email. It has been rumored that there is more quota to be administered but the "final rule" has not been approved or administered as yet ? ( my government at work - wth ?)
Anyway, give a call or email if you want to pit your angling skills against one of these big glorious fishes.
Thanks very much,
Cant Bruce Peters & "Marilyn S"