Posted on June 29th, 2016
The yellowfin tuna fishing has slowed over the past few days and the offshore fleet has switched it’s attention to fishing for bluefin tuna a little closer to shore. The charter boat limit for bluefin tuna is currently three fish from 27″ to less than 47″ and one fish from 47″ to less than 73″. That’s four fish total if you get the lengths right and some of our boats are having great luck catching this limit of fish.
The Wrecker with Captain Jeremy Blunt caught his crew a limit of bluefin tuna and a couple of mahi today and was back to the dock by 2:00 PM. Captain Jeremy got a great shot of his bottom machine showing exactly why these bluefins are in the area. This image shows the amount of bait that is attracting the tuna to the areas like the chicken bone and hambone.
Captain Mark Hoos has been all over the yellowfin tuna in the offshore canyons and transitioned right into smoking the bluefin. Dave Kaplan and his Lewes Delaware crew limited out on bluefin tuna with Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens on the charter boat MARLI today. The tuna action continues to be steady.
Rhonda’s Osprey with Captain Joe Drosey had a good day with the bluefin as well today. Captain Joe put his crew on two nice bluefin, released three others and also boxed a nice mahi.
The flounder fishing in the back bay was terrible this morning with some really dirty water from yesterday’s rain. It cleaned up surprisingly well this afternoon and some of us were able to catch a couple.
Nick Denny has been having some great luck fishing from the route 50 bridge lately. Today it was a limit of flounder for Nick….there are only three in the picture because the nice guy gave one of his keepers to his buddy.
Captain Luke Blume from C Boys took the family for a little inshore action today fishing north of the route 50 bridge. Captain Luke put his daughter Emily on her first ever keeper flounder with this nice 18″ fish.
There must have been a good number of 18″ inch flounder in the east channel north of the route 50 bridge because my son Ryan found one as well. He did a great job hooking and fighting the fish on his new JPR custom spinning rod.