The Juvenile Bluefin Tuna fishery here in the
northeast is an obsession for many people. Our season
typically begins sometime in mid-July and may run well
into October. Conditions will vary, but seem to be mostly
dependant on the availability of baitfish.
I participate in a large network of tuna fishing enthusiasts
from Cape Ann to Cape Elizabeth who share their observations,
interactions, etc. on a daily basis. When the fish are here, the
emails, vhf radios, land lines, and cell phones are humming.
Good information is perhaps the most important element
leading to success in finding fish.
At this time we pursue these fish using spinning gear
preferably casting to busting fish, jigging, or trolling. Anyone
who wishes to catch a tuna on fly gear is welcome to bring
their own gear. I can supply flies if requested.
Trips will be scheduled depending on current conditions of
the fishery and weather. Interested parties should call well in
advance to discuss their experience and abilities relative to
potentially extreme conditions. Tuna trips are for one or two
anglers on a 22' center console Aquasport and are based on a 6
hour day at a cost of $550.