Had longtime offshore regular Oscar with buddy Randy On board to fish the first day of the Manasquan River Club Tuna tournament. Congrats to Randy Landing his first tuna and it being our Fish, and Oscar and Jimmy for a great job rounding out the crew.
Had Bill, Jr, Darren, John, with an appearance by Blackfish Bobby, or make that the Tuna Puller!Had a rough ride out, Got to the grounds, and found the life, had to wrestle with Way too many falsies so we went on the chunk, Went to 30lb Leader and Bobby went to work on a nice size yellow but fish chewed the light leader, went back on the troll and couldn't Deal with another bunch of slob sizes falsies so went back to The chunk, missed a bunch of bites, until Bobby came through Again and landed a nice 60lb on 30 flouro!
Saturday had the Mark Krute crew, out went everywhere, Chicken,Bacardi,Coimbra, nothing on the troll missed A few fish on poppers. Saw mahi on the pots in clean gray Water and started nailing them, would up with a dozen Ran inshore through chicken looking for surface fish to Cast to, ran into a dragged that had hauled back.
John did a great job regaining the line and putting heat on the fish, 45 minutes Into the fight I got a glimpse of her!But awesome day in fighting my first giant on standup on my boat, And cool to see so many tuna on the surface!
Had a great weather forecast and heard of a good late Afternoon bite and put a quick group text out To my regulars for a midday run in 1-2 foot seas. Stayed till late hoping The fish would come on the surface for a top water bite but never happened!