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Fishing Charters in a World of COVID-19: Fish On!

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To all our Customers, and all Fishers Everywhere:

We at Tuna Hunter wish everyone the best for safety, health and sanity through this period of uncertainty and fear about the COVID-19 virus and the changes it is imposing on our work and home lives.  We are hoping we all come through this period safe and healthy, and that  come summer we are all healthy and able to go out and play again!

We are committed to being on the water fishing once the weather warms, on our usual schedule:

Fishing is an outdoor, fresh air activity, and private charter boats mean you are the only persons aboard, no mixing with friends you just met.  We carry only your party, a maximum of six charter passengers per trip.  We always carry hand sanitizer and cleaner aboard, and we maintain Tuna Hunter in immaculate shape – the deck and all fishing areas are soaped and bleached after each trip as a matter of routine.

We realize that travel plans, even local travel plans, are on hold at this time because we really do not know how long restrictions will be in place.  Rest assured we are here taking reservations for this summer, and are following federal, state and local government recommendations and mandates on what is possible when.

We will be closely watching COVID-19 recommendations and mandates as our summer season approaches.  We are all hoping that the travel-related closures and restrictions we are all under now will be lifted by this summer, and hope to see all of you around Cape Ann out on the water.  For now, we are planning and preparing for a full fishing season, as usual.

We will be ready, and we will be fishing as long as they let us leave the dock. We look forward to having you join us!  Please contact us if you have any questions about fishing in general, this upcoming season, or cleanliness and safety aboard Tuna Hunter.

We look forward to fishing with you – safe and healthy times to all,

Gary, Karen, Ben, Kali, Tali

 

 

 

Whippany Dudes 820lb Bluefin on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

Whippany Dudes ~ Giant Bluefin 820lbs

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Scaggs and the Whippany Dudes joined Tuna Hunter for their annual bluefin tuna  fishing charter  and this year battled and boated an 820 lb giant bluefin tuna!

Whippany Dudes 820lb Bluefin on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

The battle took 2 1/2 hours, and all went smoothly after a bit of anchor juggling at the beginning,  Par for the course for a bluefin tuna battle.  This fish was extra sweet for all, as this was their 4th year, first giant, plus, the group is from the captain’s home town of Whippany, NJ.

This giant bluefin was the largest caught on the weekend of the Cape Ann Bluefin Blowout presented by Lynn Waugh Auto Group.   Alas, we were not in the tournament – No matter to the Whippany Dudes – they were happy to celebrate their fish with friends, family and the rest of the tournament crowd at Cape Ann Marina.

Whippany Dudes Giant Bluefin on Tuna HunterBluefin tuna action is just heating up now and will continue through October – Book your giant bluefin charter now.  Tuna Hunter fishes every day-  this IS our business.

To reserve, simply call Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters  at 978-407-1351 or use our Reservations page.  Wicked great fishing!

 

Boston Premier Remodeling Stripers on Tuna Hunter

Bostom Premier Remodeling ~ Striped Bass Charter

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Nick and the crew from Boston Premier Remodeling joined Tuna Hunter for their annual July striped bass fishing charter and hauled home plenty of prime striped bass to keep everyone’s grill going for a few weekends.

We enjoy these guys every year – a gift to us to see great friends and great fishermen return each year – and more important, they have fun and catch fish.

Gloucester striped bass are hitting bunker – plentiful in our area right now – and mackerel, live and chunks.  A full day, morning or evening striped bass fishing makes for a fine day on the waters of Cape Ann, followed by a tasty grilled bass dinner.

Striped Bass are here through September – plenty of time to fit your striper fishing trip in 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!

 

33in Striper on Tuna Hunter

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!

 

Mako 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

Nick w 33in Striper on Tuna Hunter

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!

 

Striped Bass Charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

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!

Gloucester tuna fishing

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.