Posted on May 12, 2021 Northern Trophy Bluefin season closed NOAA Fisheries Closes the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Northern Area Trophy FisheryFishermen aboard Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling category and Atlantic HMS Charter Headboat permitted vessels (when fishing recreationally) may not retain, possess, or land large medium or giant Atlantic bluefin tuna (i. e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) in the northern area after 11 30 p. m., May 11, 2021. 8-mt Angling category northern area trophy bluefin tuna (measuring 73 inches or greater) subquota has been reached and exceeded.
SPOT ARE STARTING TO FILL UP FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 15 AND 22ND SO IF YOU WANT TO COME CALL US ASAP!SAILING EVERY DAY FOR SEA BASS STARTING MAY 15TH!4PM-10PM FOR SEA BASS AND LING!IF ALL GOES WELL WE WILL CONTINUE DOING THIS EVERY SATURDAY AFTEROON!WE WILL START FLUKE FISHING ON JUNE 23RD!
However there was an unusual report of a weakfish in the surf this morning. Capt. Vinny Vetere reports many big stripers were trolled over the weekend from his Katfish out of Great Kills on TGT bunker spoons.
When my son-in-law Luis Gonzalez and I joined Bob Correll of Bay Head on his Sea Vee 32 from his new home in Hutchinson Island this morning our goal was a large snapper or grouper from some hard bottom nine miles off St Lucie Inlet. However, as Bob was bringing in a chopped off amberjack head he spotted a fish chasing the bait on Luis line and that hook-up resulted in a small sailfish tearing up the surface to break our losing streak with a release.
Had Brian Holmes and the boys out this morning, started off getting our limit early, releasing fish up to 44 inches, great job Levi on the rod. Released about 20 other fish and ended the trip doing some livelining.