Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Belmar New Jersey 7/30/2012

I got invited onboard Steve’s 32 Yellowfin to fish the Canyons,
I rarely fish in New York/New Jersey waters so I couldn’t resist the invitation and it was a good opportunity for me to see the potential in jigging and popping the Canyons.
We set the time to meet at the dock at 3:00AM from Belmar Marina and stopped 20 miles before the Canyon, the plan was to fish the Canyon but Steve made a phone call and came back with a negative report, we’ve been told to stick to where we are.
So the guys decided to troll and see if they mark any fishes, during that time I took a nice nap and heard Steve saying “other boats are catching small Bluefin tuna”.
We pulled in the teasers and started drifting, we marked fish on the bottom and you can tell they are after sand eels on the seabed, after a couple of drift, Steve’s gets tight and manage to land a 43 inch fish, had it to boat in less than 2 minutes, he get a hit again on the way down so we start jigging the columns all the way to the top,
We ended up 3/9 for the day and all our hit ended up to be in the mid water and not at the bottom, had a great day with the guys and hope we can make it to the Canyons next time, I have to admit that it was my first time on a Yellowfin and what a ride it was! At 48 miles an hour, we made it to the dock in 70 minutes :)
Thank you for the invitation guys, I look forward to the next trip!

Tackle used:
Saltywater Tackle OBX 500BFT
MC Works SB 556MS
Valley Hill EXP-57HS Jack The Ripper
Valley Hill EXP-55XXB The Maori Spirit
Saltywater Tackle Race Point 200,250,300
Deep liner
Lamble Bait Haoli
Shimano Butterfly
Hot’s Drift Tune
Shout Shab Shab & Flash
CB One

Tight Lines