Day two we got a very early start trying to be one of the first boats to our hot-spots from the day before, and we were. We pulled up and started chumming right away. We doubled and tripled up on blackfin tuna within no time! After we put 10 to 12 in the box within 30 minutes we decided to find another location that might hold some yellowfin. We pulled up to the next spot and caught two yellowfin right away and then all we could get was blackfin, which is not a bad problem to have.
We decided to move on to one more location where we would catch the last yellowfin the guys wanted. We caught him as soon as we pulled up along with a lot more blackfin, sharks and amberjack. At this point they said they were done catching tuna and wanted to see if we could find some more wahoo so they would have a mixed board. We started pulling baits and on the first pass we caught a 60lb wahoo, the next one was a swing and a miss, after that we didn’t have another bite.
Right before we were ready to leave my buddy called me and said he had about 15 yellowfin swimming in his slick and asked if I wanted any. The guys said they would take one more since we were right there. We pulled up, threw a bait in the water and hooked one right away. The drag started screaming but a little too much drag was applied at first and it caused him to pop off. I guess that is what you get for being greedy.
We had a box full of fish so they were ready to head back home. If we wanted we could have stayed and caught plenty more yellowfin, it was one of the best bites I have ever seen. Every boat around us was hooked up. The guys ended their two day trip with 27 Blackfin averaging about 20 pounds, 5 Yellowfin, 2 wahoo and 1 amberjack.
The actions is as good as it gets right now so give us a call to book a trip the action should continue close through march. 504-228-0083
Captain John Pisa