Bluefin Tuna show up in the Cape Cod waters early June and feed here all summer long .The sharp drop-off along the Southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank creates upwellings which attract baitfish such as sandeels, mackerel, and herring which attract Bluefin Tuna. A quick 45 minute boat ride puts us on the fishing grounds. Dates are filling up for the 2018 fishing season so book soon . www.FishHighHook.com
The High Hook fishing camp 2018 only has two spots left for this years sessions. For those interested, please sign up soon so you don’t miss out. We will be adding another morning session in June as well. Three days of fishing Duxbury, Plymouth, and Kingston bays for Striped Bass, Flounder, Bluefish. For more information on what the sessions offer, please send an email to [email protected]
The Bluefin Tuna fishing the last couple weeks has been red hot with a lot of fish in the 60-70 inch range. Some big ones have been mixed in as well. Seems like one out of every 5 or so is a keeper. Great fish for charters as we have been getting multiple hook ups each day. we have landed over 25 in the last two weeks. Get out while the fishing is good.
A few pictures from the last couple weeks.
The Haddock fishing is some of the best it has ever been. Just a forty minute or so ride out of Duxbury Harbor puts us on the grounds. Great for groups as everyone is able to have a rod in their hand. You are allowed 15 keepers per person. Book a trip while it’s hot!!
Iv’e been working on a charter boat down in Barbados this winter mainly catching kingfish (wahoo), Dolphin, and Barracuda. We got the opportunity to fish in the three day Barbados International Fishing Tournament this past weekend with boats from all over the Carribean. The first day was tough for us with only one or two take downs without a hook up on a billfish, just some Dolphin and wahoo. six boats out of 30 hooked up on Blue or White Marlins. The second day we got into some action early with a couple quick take downs right up in our spread and was able to hook the second one after a couple hits and misses. We got the fish to the boat for a successful leader and release to put us up in sixth place with one Blue Marlin release. The action seemed to die down late morning until around 1pm when a fish slammed our outrigger and took off screaming. After about a thirty minute fight the fish became tail wrapped and it took a long time to bring up a dead fish on 80lb line. New this year you are allowed to call in that you have a dead fish on the line and you would like to bring it in to donate to shelters. In years past, and other places you have to just throw the dead fish back for the sharks to eat after you get the picture of the catch. I think all tournaments should adopt that new rule. That second fish moved us up into second place at the end of the second day. Unfortunately, that is where we stayed after the final day as we could not manage to get one to take the hook the last day. We had 4 or 5 billfish takedowns but no hookups for us or the first place boat. We ended with the same amount of points as the top boat, but they released their second fish before we released our second fish. We took first place in the Dolphin category with a 41 pounder. There were 17 Marlin, 230 Dolphin and 81 Wahoo caught during the tournament. Fun weekend all around.
More Striped Bass have moved into Duxbury Bay with a little more size to them. mid 30 to low 40in fish were caught yesterday and yesterday evening.
Flounder fishing has been steady around the higher tides. Most of the fish we have been getting are keeper size and up to 20inches.
Here is a video of a giant Tuna being offloaded High Hook and into a truck. We landed this 800lber during the Fall bite.
Tuna fishing was on fire today for the 60-70 inch range. We managed to land 7 with the biggest one being 70 inches. They were loving the kite today on the bank. We ended up only fishing one rod to conserve the bait. A lot of bass and bluefish on the bank as well. Tons of tuna all over the SW corner all day long. Back at it again tomorrow, Hoping for some of the bigger boys.
We landed our first tuna of the season yesterday measuring 69 inches. It took a live mackerel off of the kite after only about 20 minutes of fishing. Matt reeled it in in about 40 minutes. I didn’t hear of much going on at the bank. A few boats had some crashes at there squid bars but no hook ups.
After a bumpy ride out, we got to the bank realizing that the live well pump had blown out. When i opened the well i saw 15 dead pogies at the bottom with no water. I got a few live ones from the other boat out there and we were able to get one up on the kite. Around noon there was a huge boil under the kite, but it missed the bait. A half hour later one of the guys on the charter told me to look at a whale which was on the other side of the boat. When i turned back around I looked up at the kite and noticed it was going down towards the water. A second later the clip released and there was a huge boil. We were tight on a giant.
The fish ran about 4 hundred yards and jumped a few times before we were able to gain some line on him. The fish came up to the boat dead 2 hrs later. (105 inches)