We have had a nice early run of bluefin tuna so far this season. The mackerel are thick in our area to the east of Chatham and they are attracting the larger bluefin. Capeshores Charters has had success on all of our tuna charters so far this season ! We have had a nice mixture of recreational sized bluefin along with the bigger ones. These "recreation" sized tuna have been from 65" to 73" long and when dressed into the loins, will return over 100 pounds of fresh tuna meat for you to take home and cut into steaks. Be prepared ! Have a cooler large enough to care for such a trophy and delicacy.
Any bluefin tuna fish over 73" must be either released, or retained by the boat and sold on the commercial market, as per NMFS HMS rules. If you are lucky enough to catch a saleable fish while on a charter with me, I will credit you 1/3 of the sale proceeds, after expenses, towards your next charter with me.
There are only 2 openings for tuna charters coming up in the first 2 weeks of August. July is already fully booked and much of August is gone already as well. There are some better days open in the latter days of August and September. If you want to try your angling skills against the mightiest fish in the oceans, call me soon to reserve a charter for a big bluefin, before those dates are taken.
Thanks very much, Captain Bruce & "Marilyn S"