Tuna range in size from 50 to over 1000 lbs and provide the fight on a life time for both new and experienced anglers. Depending on conditions we fish for these great fish by either trolling, chunking or kite fishing. Due to the nomadic nature of these fish we sometimes will go over 50 miles in search of the bite School tuna (a fish between 27" and less than 73" belong to the customer and limits are set by the National Marine Fisheries Service. As it stands now in 2015, the daily bag limit for every charter will be two fish measuring 27" to less than 47" and one fish from 47" to less than 73" (curved fork length). By regulation, any fish greater than 73"(CFL) belongs to the boat and is sold by the boat.
Tuna trips will only be taken if the fish are known to be in the area. Last year, fishing began in mid June and was solid through mid July when it tapered off due to exceptionally warm waters. However in late August the fish returned and in September and October we saw incredible bites as the fish prepared to move south for the winter. This is the best time to fish for tuna! Many trips saw multiple hook ups and tired fisherman by the end of the day!
Some guests last year combined fishing for tuna during the early morning bite and then finishing the day by loading their coolers with ground fish fillets. We will offer this option again this year for those interested.