Last 2 years it wasn't worth it to go to any 100 fathom canyon.
The better tuna fishing was not in the canyons, but on the lumps inshore.
Thats nice. And I am quite aware of the early season yellowfin bite we have had the last few years. But I have no interest in catching footballs. I would rather catch quality than quantity.That's not true at all.
In the last two years our 2 boats caught over 1,700 yellowfin in June and July in the canyon in about 70 trips - that's an average of over 20 yellowfin a trip.
In 2008 they were all nice fish in the 40-80 pound class. In 2009 they were all small in the 28"-32" range but they were still plentiful.
Yes in August and early September the place to be was in on the inshore lumps but in June/July 2008 & 2009 we had the best yellowfin trolling of our lives.
Yeah Billy you guys have caught your share of Eyeballs, Gins shared some of the stories. Weve tried hard the last 4 years even ran to the Hudson last year when The Big eye bite was insane, I dont know hopefully some day. Who knows I might even see a 5 banger on the Outbound.Cant argue with the CR boys about the Hudson thats for sure. However , for the South Jersey boats the Wilmington has held its fair share of YFT/LFT/BET over the years. Best trip we've ever had was 70 YFT 2 LFT for a total of 72 fish all on the chunk October 28th, 1999. Only other boats in the canyon that night was the provider (squidder) and the Blue Rose from our inlet. Glass calm!
Many of night previously 30 to 50 fish. 575/507 getting covered up on eyeballs on numerous occasions and on and on...For those that remember Bogan was catching tuna into January down the in Wilm. along with the Due Course!
How about the 050/150 in the Hudson? Any good?