Gloucester Bluefin Battle Continues – Norris Success
The Gloucester bluefin tuna action continues to be strong out on Stellwegen Bank, as the Norris family can attest. Greg, Bill and Kyle battled two bluefin to the boat, both just shy of the regulation 73 inches, so they were tagged, revived and released by the Tuna Hunter crew.
Tag and release makes for much less glamorous bluefin tuna photos, but Greg’s skill with the camera gives us this series on tagging and reviving a bluefin tuna. Let’s hope we see this fish again next year.
Tagging a bluefin – Stick holds Tag to be Inserted
Tag goes in at the base of the dorsal fin
Tag In at Base of Fin
Once tagged, we “Swim” the fish alongside the boat to revive it prior to safe release.
Not to be left out, son Alex managed the live bait situation, perhaps the most critical part of the operation. We look forward to seeing Alex on the rod in a year or so!
Tuna Hunter employs a variety of bait, tackle and fishing techniques to match the conditions of the day, including live bait. The bluefin fishing is challenging this year, demanding extra effort to get the fish to bite, so you get to fight them. We always have the full arsenal on board, ready to go. Call us for the latest openings – Friday on the water, battling a bluefin. Or why not Monday? That next hook-up could be yours – call 978-407-1351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captain Gary & Karen Cannell
TUNA HUNTER FISHING CHARTERS
Please call us at 978-407-1351
as we are at sea fishing this time of year!