A beautiful day and a smooth ocean. We headed out at 4 am and started trolling around the Texas Tower at 6:30. Very shortly later we started hooking up small yellowfin tuna.
We caught a bunch keeping a few in the 15 to 25 pound range and released a bunch.
It was pretty wild fishing with doubles and triples. They hit just about everything but liked the green machine spreader bar and ballyhoo on Mako jet heads best.
We hooked up 4 bluefin of which we kept one, released one and pulled the hook on the other two.
The fish would not touch anything but bait presented just perfectly. I tried plugs, jigs and all kinds of other lures in addition to trolling around and through the schools. After we hooked up in the first school they became very wary and we could not get another bite. We fished late and got back to Fire Island Inlet at 7:15 and finished cleaning fish and the boat by 9 pm. A long day but worth it.
Captain Al Lorenzetti