2008-08-03 - The Over Under Fishing Report - Giant Bluefin boated by Low Profile!
Fishing has been hot & cold this week but the highlight was the 245 lb giant bluefin measured at 76" caught by Joe Trainor on the Low Profile out of Avalon, NJ! Read this awesome report below... We had the Low Profile out last Monday for our third day of New Jersey fishing since arriving from the Bahamas. After two slow days of fishing, boating just a wahoo, we decided to try a bit of a different area from where we had been fishing around the Hot Dog. Shortly after arriving today we had a bite that never came tight, however action was sure to follow as we got a 57 inch Bluefin Tuna. We were convinced we had found the right area, however, we didn't have a touch for another 2 hours . We ventured further offshore and got into them at about 8:45am. We were trolling 13 rods and I think we had each one get a hit. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen! We wound up coming tight on about 7 or 8 Bluefin Tunas, all in the 130 to 240 lb class. Next thing you know we were releasing 150 lb class fish as we knew we had a monster on one of our way backs. After battling the fish on a Penn 70 for the better part of 2 hours we had him at the leader as Joe Bonvetti had this battle won. This fish was very tough on the leader and Joe did a great job. Shortly after, Joe sunk the first gaff in the fish as I ran down to get the second. This Giant Bluefin Tuna measured 76 inches and weighed in at 245.5 lbs! It was unbelievable fishing today as for the first time I can remember we had 150 lb class fish crashing on flat lines 20 feet behind the boat. Unbelievable to say the least. Awesome fishing! Can't say enough … good to get back into them again! Capt. Joe Trainor Over Under Adventures Corp. www.overunderadventures.com joe@overunderadventures.com (215) 740-5372 - cell (866) OUA TUNA - office ************************************************************************************************************************************* Here in Ocean City, MD the fishing has been slow. We ended up doing alright by wandering off alone away from the fleet of boats as it’s not much fun watching everybody catch nothing. At the beginning of the week we found ourselves in 30 to 40 fathoms, wandering from lump to lump and from trench to trench looking for any signs of life. We have found very little bait in this depth. The water has been clean green with some stripes of blue at 77 to 80 degrees. We were lucky to find a pallet holding some nice dolphin in the 5-15lb range two days in a row. I like to circle the pallet slowly as Anthony gets the guys and gals rolling! Using Penn Spinning Tackle and Eagleclaw Circle Hooks he starts bailing squid, tuna, bloodline and bally’s. This is all we need to be a “real crowd pleaser”. Later in the week we found ourselves all alone in the Baltimore. We started out in the deep 500 fathom or so. We found very little clean green water, 79 degrees. As we moved back inside we scored a few 45 lb Yellowfin Tunas. Then we started to troll by some of the lobster gear and again found ourselves bailing more dolphin. What a great time! It turns out the slow days really haven’t been so bad, you just have to work at it. Or I just like to call it “good karma”! Most recently we spent the day in the Washington doing a little Marlin Fishing. The water was again a clean green, however, it was holding bait….wow! First we went straight to the Lobster Gear to catch some dolphins to get everybody fired up and ready to fish. Going to the dolphins first is a must because if you wait too long every boat has already been there…we lose. And that, my friends is not an option as we need to care of the “CUSTOMER” as these people are paying a lot of money to be out on the water these days so I have found myself having to work that much harder to ensure that they are getting the experience of a lifetime. Anyhow the Marlin Fishing was a little bit slow to start. Again we started to wander away from everybody and found some sailfish balling bait. I worked the bait for about two circles and got a nice 20lb. Gaffer. Now, while we were fighting the dolphin I was able to continue to work my circle and there he was…a 55lb sailfish on a long rigger. Anthony dropped back the bait and hooked up. The best part was all the jumping…the folks really loved that part of the show. Anyhow, as you can see things really aren’t so bad after all, just a slow tuna bite for now, that’s all. thanks Ed for this awesome sailfish shot!!!! Capt. John Oughton Over Under Adventures Corp. www.overunderadventures.com john@overunderadventures.com (305) 481-6527 - cell (866) OUA TUNA - office ************************************************************************************************************************************ To make your reservation please call us at 1-866-OUA-TUNA or drop us a line at info@overunderadventures.com. TIGHT LINES!!! The Over Under Fishing Crew