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Bluefin Tuna Charters

Makr Shark on Tuna Hunter

Tasty Mako on Tuna Hunter

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Tasty Mako – a great charter take-home shark. This lucky charter has a fine day battling several blue sharks and this fine Mako.   Not everyone knows – Mako’s can be quite acrobatic;  They often jump and flip much like a sailfish.  And, they a great eating.

Tuna Hunter has been busy these last two months – the commercial bluefin closure did not affect our charters, other than we tagged and release all bluefin tuna over 73 inches.

We uses tags from the Large Pelagic Research Center

98in Bluefin on Tuna Hunter

September Bluefin Charters – Full or Shared

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September Bluefin tuna fishing is underway, with giants and smaller Bluefin in our area, fattening up on mackerel and bunker.

Call us for the latest openings for a full private charter, or join one of our shared charters:

Sept 16 (1 left!) or  Sept 20 (2)

 

Now is the time to catch you fish of a lifetime!98in Bluefin on Tuna Hunter

Contact us or use our Reservations form, or call 978-407-1351.

Good fishing to all –

Sharks Are In!

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Let’s face it – Sharks and shark charters are in – in our waters, and fun to catch, even while waiting for a giant bluefin.

Makos, porbeagles, threshers and blue sharks are in our area and biting, making for some fun toothy action.  Like seeing this mouthful right next to the boat.

Shark Fever!

Meanwhile we are also tagging and releasing giant bluefin – 500lbs yesterday, 800lbs last week.  We use tags from the Large Pelagic Research Center, our best source of bluefin tuna research.  Learn more about their tagging program here.

We are fishing through October at least – contact us to reserve.  Good fishing!

1st 2017 Gloucester Bluefin on Tuna Hunter

1st Gloucester Bluefin on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

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This shared charter aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters in June landed the 1st Bluefin tuna in Gloucester for the 2017 season.

1st 2017 Gloucester Bluefin on Tuna Hunter

Congratulations to Mindy and Doarsha, as they joined up on a shared charter to battle this guy to the boat.   This giant Bluefin opens the season – and many more big fish and great angling battles to come.  Bluefin are feeding on bunker and mackerel, fattening up for future charters.

To reserve your Bluefin tuna charter call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com or reserve now.  Good fishing to you !

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Wicked Tuna Boys Land Giant Bluefin Tuna aboard Tuna Hunter

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The Wicked Tuna Boys had an awesome bluefin tuna charter aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

While they are all avid Wicked Tuna fans, they will agree that nothing compares to being there in person to hear the reel scream, feel the power of the fish through the rod, battle fist to reel to angle the fish in crank by crank, see the harpoon shot, and finally pull your bluefin through the fish door.

It doesn’t get any better than this – memories of a lifetime for young crew, the fathers and for Tuna Hunter.

Tuna Hunter is already booking for next year.  Consider a Gift Certificate in any denomination for the Wicked Tuna fan on your list.  Call us at 978-407-1351 or 978-546-7992, or email captain@tunahunter.com for more details.

Good fishing to all, and to all a good bite!

Gloucester tuna fishing

Bluefin Tuna Madness is On! Fat Boy by Jeff and Jack

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If you have not heard, October Bluefin Madness has struck – bluefin tuna arrived off Gloucester in numbers not seen in years, following awesome schools of herring like we have not seen in years.

Of course Tuna Hunter was there, as Captain Gary is “tuna hunter” in every sense of the word. Tuna Hunter will be Bluefin Tuna Fishing every day, weather permitting, through November.

600lb Gloucester Bluefin Tuna on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

600lb Gloucester Bluefin Tuna on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

 

This 600lb fat boy was landed by the awesome crew of Jeff (“English”), Dave (“Mr. Lucky”) and Jack (Special K) a crew we are honored to have aboard.

Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to join us for this late season bluefin tuna fishing madness.  Good fishing to all!

Gloucester tuna fishing

Tail-Wrapped Bluefin – A Wonderful Site

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Anyone who fishes for giant bluefin tuna knows that “Tail Wrapped” means Done – You Got ‘Em!

(Well, there are a few more things that could go wrong, but one needs to be real unlucky).

We are happy to report seeing lots of this site lately – and plan on many more before the season ends.  Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters will be fishing every day weather allows.   Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to join us.

Tail-wrapped bleufin tuna on recent Tuna HunteR fishing Charters bluefin tuna charter in Gloucester, MA

Tail-wrapped bleufin tuna on recent Tuna HunteR fishing Charters bluefin tuna charter in Gloucester, MA

 

Lucky Charmers Strike Again – 830lb Gloucester Bluefin Tuna on Tuna Hunter

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Martha’s Lucky Charmers proved lucky indeed, as they landed this amazing 117 inch giant bluefin aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters last weekend.

117 in bluefin tuna landed by Martha's Lucky Charmers on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

117 in bluefin tuna landed by Martha’s Lucky Charmers on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

 Kudos to all anglers – Martha, Patty, Al and Charlie, who expertly handled this long bluefin tuna throughout the 4 hour battle.  Al and Charlie had particularly long circling session with our girl, as she was having nothing to do with either of them, nor with mate “Lars-ceny” standing ready with the harpoon.  So close … yet so far, she’d come close and eyeball us, then flick her tail and be off. (That’s the 2nd harpoon in the foreground – the first was ready in hand.)

Giant bluefin tuna cruising alongside - so close yet so far.  2nd harpoon ready in the foreground, 1st harpoon in hand.

Giant bluefin tuna cruising alongside – so close yet so far. 2nd harpoon ready in the foreground, 1st harpoon in hand.

And oh what a good feeling it is when she’s tail-wrapped!

830 lb bluefin wrapped on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

830 lb bluefin wrapped on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

The best news is, Martha brings us another lucky crew for the Gloucester Bluefin Blowout Tournament coming up August 1st – August 3rd.  Odds are with Martha on board we’ll break the shutout.  Good luck to all.

More Gloucester bluefin tuna are being landed every day – call Tuna Hunter for our latest August and September opening. This is shaping up to be an old-fashioned giant bluefin tuna season with more bigger fatter tuna as the season wears on.

Join Captain Gary Cannell on Tuna Hunter for the best boat, captain and experience.  978-407-1351 or captain@tunahunter.com