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Striped Bass Fishing Charter – 44in Striper

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A July striped bass fishing charter brought home a fine array of striped bass, including this fine 44in 35 lb striper

Striped bass are hitting pogies and mackerel, and just about anything else when they are turned on.  A morning or full day or striper fishing makes for a fine day on the waters of Cape Ann, followed by a fine grilled bass dinner.

Striped Bass are here through September – some fine fishing just before the fall migration south.

To reserve, simply call Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters  at 978-407-1351 or use our Reservations page.  See you soon for wicked good fishing!

 

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

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Striped Bass Fishing Charter – Buckley Birthday

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Sunday’s striped bass fishing charter brought back a great group of guys to celebrate a big birthday.  This 34 in striper was certainly served up on the grill later in the day.  Always fun to fish with this group who have been returning for years.

Nick w 33in Striper on Tuna HunterStriped bass are hitting pogies and mackerel, and just about anything else when they are turned on.  A morning or full day or striper fishing makes for a fine day on the waters of Cape Ann, followed by a fine grilled bass dinner.

To reserve, simply call Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters  at 978-407-1351 or use our Reservations page.  See you soon for wicked good fishing!

 

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Gloucester Striped Bass Charter ~ Hellickson Trophy Whitetail

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Gloucester’s Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters fished with the Hellickson Trophy Whitetail group of Iowa in late June.  The family had a great day of striped bass fishing.  Cape Ann Marina’s Mile Marker One restaurant cooked up the bass for a fresh-caught seafood feast.

Striped Bass Charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

Striped Bass fishing charters are great family fun, now through September.  Call us at 978-407-1351 or request a reservation via our online form.  We look forward to fishing with you!

2015 BOMA Fishing Tournament – Top Female Angler on Tuna Hunter

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Tuna Hunter participated in the 2015 BOMA Fishing Tournament out of Rowes Wharf in Boston, MA.

Congratulations to June who boated this beautiful 41.5 inch, 26 pound striped bass,  the winning fish for Top Female Angler.

The BOMA Tournament marks the beginning of sizable striped bass in the Boston and north shore waters. “Hugies” like this are moving into Cape Ann waters of of Gloucester and the surrounding islands as summer weather and warmer water temperatures settle in.

Treat your new graduate to a fishing charter, or treat the whole family to a Father’s Day outing on the water.  Call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for our latest openings.

Congratulations June and all the 2015 BOMA winners, and Good fishing to all!

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Tuna and Bait on the Banks Now Point to June Tuna!

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Our offshore scouts report jumping bluefin tuna and plenty of bait on our fishing grounds.

This much life on the banks now indicates a June tuna season – Yeah!

Bluefin tuna opens June 1st, and yes we have some June openings.

Consider a Tuna Hunter Fishing Charter for graduation, Father’s Day, or celebrate beginning of summer with a giant bluefin tuna.

Call us at 978-407-1351 for the latest reports and opening – Good fishing to all,

Gary & Karen

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Recreational Groundfish Measures

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Today NOAA FIsheries also opened a comment period for recreational cod and haddock fishing policies:

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Groundfish Recreational Measures by June 1, 2015.

Today, NOAA Fisheries published an interim final rule for the Northeast recreational groundfish fishery. This rule implements a reduction to the minimum size (now 17 inches) and a bag limit of 3 fish per person per day for Gulf of Maine haddock taken in the recreational fishery.

 

This interim rule is necessary to ensure that the recreational catch of haddock and recreational bycatch of cod will not exceed the annual catch limits for the recreational fishery in fishing year 2015.

 

This rule should reduce discards of cod and haddock by allowing anglers to retain smaller haddock so that they reach their bag limit more quickly.

 

Read the complete rule as published in the Federal Register, and submit your comments through the Federal Rulemaking ePortal. Or, submit your comments via mail to:

 

John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator

National Marine Fisheries Service

55 Great Republic Drive

Gloucester, MA 01930

 

Mark the outside of the envelope, ”Comments on the fishing year 2015 Haddock Recreational Measures.”

The comment period closes on June 1, 2015.

 

Questions? Contact Mark Grant, Regional Office, at 978-281-9145 or email Mark.Grant@noaa.gov.
We at Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters encourage you to submit comments – we are not heard unless we all speak up for our share of the cod and haddock fisheries.

2015 Recreational Haddock Rules

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As of May 1, the recreational haddock rules covering Tuna Hunter and all charter vessels in MA fishing in the Gulf of Maine (the aters off the MA coast north of Cape Cod)  are:

  • 3 haddock per person
  • 21 inch minimum

This is from the latest notice from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries.  Read the full notice here.

From that notice note:

  • A dual-permitted (state and federal) for-hire vessel fishing in state or federal waters and landing in Massachusetts is bound by a combination of the most restrictive rules: 3 fish and 21” minimum size. The vessel cannot catch or possess GOM haddock from state or federal waters during March, April, September, and October.

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  • A private recreational angler fishing entirely or in part in federal waters and landing in Massachusetts is bound by a combination of the most restrictive rules: 3 fish and 21” minimum size. The angler cannot catch or possess GOM haddock from federal waters during March, April, September, and October.

The MA Division of MarineFisheries (MA DMF)  is currently accepting public comment and will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, May 28 on changing the state GOM haddock recreational rules. For more information on how to submit comment or the timing of the public hearing, refer this MA DMF Advisory.

Bottom line: 3 haddock per person. Unlimited pollock.  unitl further notice.

With warm weather in site, we look forward to being out on the water, enjoying the sunshine, pulling in tasty haddock.

Call us at 978-407-1351 for the latest fishing charter openings.  God fishing to all.

Tuna Sunset

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Bluefin tuna sunset … what can be better than battling a giant tuna?  Battling your giant bluefin against a beautiful sunset like this one.  Join us this fall to take advantage of gorgeous fall days and a bluefin tuna season that is shaping up to be a fine one.

Tuna Hunter Sunset while battling giant bluefin

Tuna Hunter Sunset while battling giant bluefin

 Tuna Hunter is tuna fishing through September, October, and into November, as long as bluefin tuna remain in our area.

Call us at 978-407-1351 to reserve, or email captain@tunahunter.com for more information.