Friday, February 18, 2011

Hatteras Feb 9th 2011 Bluefin Tuna catch report.

Here's a short report of the trip i made with Igor, Basil, Bob, Jay and Mati on the Tuna Duck with Captain Dan and First mate Mike.
It was blowing 15-20kts when we left the dock at 6am.
Sailed to the tuna ground but no signs of them and were greeted by only False Albies, "this ain't what we came for" said Dan and we left for another spot, jig jig jig up came the Amberjacks at the end of everyones line, "this ain't what we came for either" said Dan and we left in search for what we came for, Blue Fin Tuna. Fishing was pretty slow that day and we went circling for hours untill at about 2:30pm i pointed to Dan that there were birds working in a distance and he went straight towards the commotion, as soon as he throttled down, i casted towards the birds and my Craft Bait Real Bait instantly got slammed, Fish On! My trusty Race Point started bending forward and the Shimano Stella started screaming. After about 10mins the 61" 120lbs (bled and weighted at the dock) fish was subdued, Basil had a hook up only to have his reel shaft snap from the body when he was setting the hook. Mati our good friend from overseas had a fish to the boat for a clean release when the Souls Hibiki lure hooked pulled alongside the boat. we left for the dock at 4:30pm which was an extra hour and a half of the usual 3pm. Thank you Igor for rounding the guys for the trip, and to everyone on the boat, we shall fish again really soon!
Captain Dan and Mike thank you for everything and the extra time spent, really appreciate it!

Tackle used,
Rod - Race Point, MC Works, Souls, Hot's Gipang, Black Hole, Fisherman.
Reels - Stellas, Accurates, Talica.
Lures - Craft Bait, OTI, Souls Hibiki and some rubber lures that Bob and Jay was using.
Lines - Sunline, Varivas, Jerry Brown.
Here are the pics.


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