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Striped Bass/Bluefin Tuna Fishing-Early July

Virginia to Maine

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Striped Bass/Bluefin Tuna Fishing-Early July

Postby reeltime74 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:58 am

WE HAVE SPOTS AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND 7/7, CALL Captn. Roland Lizotte at 774-437-1882 for details.

Our first tuna trip of the year and it proved to be another fun day on the water for everyone. We started our day our with plans for a 1/2 day tuna trip and 1/2 day of striper fishing. We ended up with tuna fever that made the day more along the lines of 3/4 day tuna, 1/4 striper.

We left Plymouth in the morning heading off to the SW corner of Stellwagen in search of those stealthy bluefin tuna that have been reported all over the bank in the last few days. After our quick 30 minute
ride out, we reached the bank and stopped in about 120' of water to pull out the spreader bars, our Penn International 80STW's and get ready to let out our lines. As soon as we stopped and had the spreader
bars dangling in the water, we had a 30' humpback whale come right up underneath the boat to take a closer look. I think it was interested in the colorful squid we had dangling over the side of the boat.

After we put out our spread, we trolled across the bank for an hour or two before we had our first tuna sightings. It always amazes me how fast these fish really are and as soon as you spot them, they are on
the run. Just seeing these fish within 50' of the boat got our adrenalinflowing. So the decision was made to stay up on the bank and chase the bluefin for the better part of the day. We had one fish come up
after the bar towards the end of the day and that ended our tuna chase for the day. Then we made the move to the inshore waters in order to jig up some bass.

On the way into Race Point, we came across a school of bluefish busting the surface of the water. There had to be about 1/4 of a mile of fishing breaking the surface. We stopped to throw a few popping plugs at
them and within minutes, we had 4 12-15lb bluefish in the boat. These were big bruiser blues that do a number on your gear and arms. Now it was time to round out the daywith a few stripers and that is what
we did with jigging wire line. Within 30 minutes of bass fishing, we had 6 fish in the boat that were all 25-30lb stripers. Talk about fast and exciting fishing. The waters were loaded with nice sized bass and that is how our day ended. Almost a triple play with bass, bluefish and tuna. (you can not win them all).
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