i promised my new friend ten year old nick scalabrini of point boro last winter that i would take him offshore. i met him at the reel seat, and this kid has a passion for fishing. so capt;s jimmy, kevin, and i took him on june 27th, along with his dad dave. it was a rough ride out, exactly what i didn't want to do to him, but he was a trooper. we caught 15 yellowfin up to 45 pounds and all had a great time. this young man has a huge passion for fishing, and will have many great days ahead of him.
capt's kevin and dave took dave popiak and charlie out for an overnighter. we let the guys know it was slow but they had a positive attitude and we shoved off. we stopped inshore and caught 4 bluefins to thirty pounds before heading off to the canyon. we pot hopped and caught 27 mahi. setting up for the night we released two blue sharks and caught a keeper swordfish. the guys had a great time as did kevin and i. we will see them again next year.
capt's kevin and dave took longtime jenny lee supporter joe zagorski of crossroads audio and video along with an all star cast. the two daves, sven, john "butterbean"johannsen and special guest jerry "fishmonger"., and 18 cartons of ciggys. we have been at the dock for a very long time due to back to back hurricanes and the very slow fishing, but joe as he always does, understood the chances and took his chances. we trolled a few hours without a touch, and setup on the chunk. we had a busy night with over ten solid bites and some bad luck, but we did mange to catch three extra large yellowfins and two mega longfins. we also caught a swordfish and lost a nice mako when the mainline parted. all in all it was a great trip based on other reports. we all had a great time and the nuts were being cracked. there was no need to follow us on ais i was told you could see the smoke from the beach.
we hosted john novak along with alex, mike the couch, andrew the squidd mauler, quiet mike and wayne on their annual overnight adventure. we landed two large yelowfins and seven longfins before setting up for yet another uneventful night on the chunk. we had thousands of extra large squidd around the boat the entire night, one of these nights it's gonna bust wide open. back on the troll saturday morning in pea soup fog, we kanded four more longfins and our largest yellowfin. the guys could not have been anymore helpful and gracious. we ran home in flat calm seas with fourteen tuna on ice. as bob marley sings"redemption song"
The picture pretty much sums it up. We hosted what Kevin called the nicest people we have ever had. Figures. We pulled off our first tuna bite Tuesday sept 12th. We had two gaffer mahi. On the chunk we released two blue sharks. Back on the troll today we had two mega bites of bigeye and the lines crossed and the fish were gone. Bottom line we stunk on this trip for some very awesome people. Merle and carol johnson and their kids and grandson from hookset New Hampshire. Can't sugar coat this. Truth in reporting
capt's kevin and dave hosted joe and paul santos along with john and rollo september 8th. we jumped off a white marlin right away, but did manage to troll three longfins. at dusk we trolled a yellowfin but burned him off on another line. the chunk for tuna was uneventful, but we did manage to catch a 175lb mako.
capt's kevin and dave took bill shaunessy of ambler pa and friends out on an overnighter aug 21/22. we got knocked around all day sunday and inti the wee hours on monday morning, thanks noaa. we landed three yellowfins, some mahi, and some tiles. but the highlight of the trip was a visit from the man in the blue suit. he knocked down one of our skipper rods and kevin quickly fed him a flat line bait and it was a text book drop back and it was game on. we backed down for over an hour and the boys passed the rod like a spliff at a marley concert, but in the end we had a release of a 350-400 lb blue marlin, our first of 2017. the guys were great and had an awesome experience to say the least.
capt's kevin and dave had our good friends from lancaster county back out for their annual trip. we had a tough trip , landing three yellowfins to 50 pounds and releasing a legal mako. we also caught some blue sharks as well.
we hosted the leach family on august 13/14 and on our way offshore we stopped midshore and released two bluefins before pushing to the deep. we released several tiger sharks to 700 lbs at night. back on the troll in the morning ashley landed our only yellowfin of the trip. we were amazed at the passion these folks had for fishing and made a new friend in chef casey, who put a hurtin on big sharks and provided great food.
capt's kevin and dave took long time customer tony locantore along with the two bills and bob gray on an overnighter august 11/12. we suggested to tony to rebook due to the slow tuna bite but he wanted to take his chances. bottom line, we went one for six on white marlin but had at least a dozen bites. we never saw a tuna and caught hammerheads at night. as usual the two bills stayed up all night and caught squid and assisted in anyway they could.
capt's kevin and dave took brian paradine of pearl river ny on an overnighter aug 9/10. we went two for five on yellowfins and caught about 15 tiles. not what we had hoped for, but the guys already booked for next year.
capt's kevin and dave took bill borse and friends of bucks county out for their first canyon trip on august 4/5. we trolled four yellowfins before we set up for a most uneventful night and back on the troll in the morning we got a visit from our forst white marlin of the season. we got a clean release and also caught two more yellowfin and a gaffer mahi. the guys had a great time and went home with plenty of meat. capt kevin prepared some sushi for the boys on the way home.
capt's jimmy and dave took long time customers ken switzer, son rich, son in law tim along with bill dumcuss sr and jr and jonny o. we caught three nice yellowfins in short order to 50 lbs and the day went quiet. we made a wiggle for the night and caught a few brown sharks and cow nosed rays ##%%. the morning troll was very good to us as we landed 5 yellowfins to 60 lbs. the guys went home with eight nice tuna and a gaffer mahi and already are picking dates for next year.