Capt. Mark DeBlasio and mate Eddie Farrell took the Rich Alverdo and Lance Seeton charter from Philadelphia out on the Hooked Up II Thursday and arrived on the edge between the Hudson and Toms and they had yellowfin up on top and got them to bite immediately. Trolling Canyon Runner Green Machine Spreader Bars, Green Machines behind birds, and zucchini tuna clones and ballyhoo. They put 8 yellowifn in the boat on the troll from 2pm to 6pm and Rich?s girlfriend Megan fought a blue marlin in the 175 pound class to within 5 feet of the leader before the hooked pulled. They set up just inshore in 500 feet of water and had fish immediately and caught another 20 fish (they kept their limit and released the rest). All the fish on the chunk were in the 30-50 pound class and squid on 60 pound flouro was the key as well as alot of fish being taken on hammered diamond jigs.
Capt. Phil Dulanie and Capt. Mark DeCabia and mate Mike Zajac took the Frank Cardaci charter from Farmingdale out on the Canyon Runner Thursday to Friday leaving a little late as we had a minor engine repair to take care of and they arrived on the edge latter in the afternoon. However as soon as they got there half way between the Hudson and the Toms in 200 fathoms they had yellowfin up on top and got them to bite immediately. Trolling Canyon Runner Green Machine Spreader Bars, Green Machines behind birds, and zucchini tuna clones. There first 4 fish on the troll were nice 60-70 pound yellowfin and then they got hammered by a big Allison that ate a Green Machine Spreader Bar. The fight lasted 1 hour 20 minutes and DeCabia darted it - back at the dock it weighed 201 pounds. They pulled one more nice yellowfin on the troll and they set up just inshore on the chunk and had fish immediately and put another 12 fish in the boat limiting out by 1am and ended with 18 yellowfin including the Allison. All the fish on the chunk were nice fish this time with most of the fish 50-70 pounds and a couple were pushing 90 pounds.
Capt. Phil Dulanie and Mark DeCabia and Mike Zajac had the Todd Polumbo charter from Darian, Conn out Tuesday to Wednesday and went right back to where they finished up on the chunk half way between the Hudson and Toms Canyon in 500 feet of water and put the lines in the water on the troll as they had the yellowfin up on top. Unfortunately those fish did not bite so they headed off to 300 fathoms and joined a small fleet that had Capt. Mark DeBlasio and the Hooked Up 2 in it and that fleet had a good bite before Phil got into it and he only pulled 1 70 pound yellowfin out of it in 2 hours of trolling. They ran back in to 500 feet and set up for the chunk. The huge hoards of squid were back again and it did not take long for the tuna to find them. Jigging and live squid was all it took to get the bite going and by 2:30am they had 22 yellowfin in the boat. From then on they released the rest and by 6am had a total of 46 yellowfin to their credit for the night with 24 released and were on their way back home.
Capt. Mark DeBlasio took the Steve Roberts from Philadelphia charter out Tuesday to Wednesday on the Hooked Up 2 and went right back to where they finished up on the troll Monday night in 300 fathoms between the Toms and Hudson and put the lines in the water on the troll as they had the yellowfin up on top immediately. From 2pm to 5pm they got into a nice pick of fish putting 9 in the boat. Again the fish favored Canyon Runner Green Machine Bars and Ballyhoo. The bite turned off around 5pm and eventually they ran back inshore and set up on the chunk in 500 feet of water. The huge hoards of squid were back again and it did not take long for the tuna to find them. From 9pm to 1pm they had 12 yellowfin (releasing a few) and then they hooked something big at 1pm on 60 pound flouro leader on a Penn International 16VSX. They ended up fighting it until 7am in the morning and finally broke him off. It hit like a sword but never jumped once. They think it was a huge sword but never got a good look at it. With everyone on the boat spent from the epic battle and 21 yellowfin to their credit they decided to come home. As they were leaving they had yellowfin busting the water all around them.
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