Posted on July 8, 2020 Blue Marlin World Cup goes to a Cape Verde 964-pounder. The annual July 4 worldwide hunt for the biggest blue marlin turned out to be a runaway when Marty Bates brought a 964-pounder into Cape Verde.
Yet, the bass we were marking didn t seem interested in live bunkers. Even staying into the start of the outgoing didn t help much as I managed just a fat 30-inh striper and dropped another, while Joe released a 27 1 2-incher and lost two others.
We both made our way to the scene of Capt Matty's crush job from his prior trip. No matter for Capt Matty he proceeded to troll a few then Settled into a nice jig bite with first time tuna anglers getting over half A dozen bites due to Willy's jigging prowess.
That s how I missed a very impressive bluefin tuna catch that Nick made last month when he was fishing with Capt. Brien Keating on Defiance and a 180-pound bluefin hit a Savage lure cast on a Shimano Sragrossa 10000. Fighting a tuna that size in our area is a better deal for the angler, as it will surely stay down, but the deepest water during the Nick s epic battle was only 250 feet.
Posted on July 3, 2020 Big money July 4 tournaments A lot of money is at stake on the Fourth of July for those fishing winner take all blue marlin tournaments, with one along the Atlantic coast and the other covering the world. The Blue Marlin World Cup has been contested for many years, and has a minimum of 500 pounds with a lines in period of 8 10 a. m. to 4 30 p. m. in the time zone fished.
It turned out to be a day of negative firsts in my northern fishing career as I watched big sharks strike poppers and witnessed carnage by them on hooked tuna that I only previously saw in tropical areas. At our first stop, Lou Grazioso jigged an under bluefin, and I lost one after a few secnds, while Chuck Many had a blast on his popper that turned out to be a big dusky or brown shark after a tough fight on spinning tackle.