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Tuna Jigging Report in 2007-2012

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KILSONG
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 posted 06/07/2007 10:37 PM  

The Pez Machine out of Barnegat Light, NJ reported that they had several blueifn upto 52" while trollong 50 fathom line toward Spencer Canyon and marked lots of fish on the sounder on 06-06/07 trip.
It seems bluefin jigging season is around the corner. Smile
As I am preoccupied with the preparation for the upcoming jigging and popping trip to Green Canyon out of Louisiana now, I don't know I have time to explore the area to catch some bluefin on jigs.
I just talked with Capt. Mark of the Canyon Runner and he said he planned to go overnight trip to the area soon. I hope they report the first bluefin tuna catch on jigs this year.

I expect many jig fishermen try Japanese style jigging for tuna and many new jigs and rod/reel are going to be tested by them this year.




This post edited by KILSONG 08:54 AM 03/04/2012
 
KILSONG
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 posted 06/25/2007 12:40 PM  

Gulf of Mexico Trip

As you know, I went on a jigging/popping trip outf of Lousiana.
This is the first time I gave up jigging yellowfin tuna, not because there was lack of yellowfin, but because blackfin tuna were so thick. Smile It didn't matter I jig deep/sallow or cast/drop. Blackfin were ready to take my jigs.
I even had a two blackfin tuna on a single jig. surprise

However popping yellowfin tuna was great. While most guys on the trip used spinning gear, I opted conventional reels to experiment conventional setup can be workded effectively for popping tuna.
While spinning setup can get more distance, I could manage land three Yellowfin on conventional reels and lost some while fighting them. Conventional seutup for popping tuna is definitely feasible, but it is not for everybody. However anybody can cast with conventional reels, it is an alternative without spending lots of money to buy expensive popping rods and reels.






 
KILSONG
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 posted 06/30/2007 10:53 PM  

There is a report that one boat landed two yellowfin 50-60 lbs and one bluefin 60 lbs all on chunking for the first time this year around the Elephant Trunk in South Jersey today.
I expect I can catch my first bluefin on jigs very soon. Smile


 
KILSONG
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 posted 07/01/2007 07:57 PM  

Bluefin on popper

Capt Dave of the Relentless out of Green Harbor, MA just e-mailed me that John, one of the Randy's group (Anglers Proshop) landed 45" bluefin on stick bait and lost one.
Congratulations guys and Capt. Dave !!!




 
KILSONG
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 posted 07/03/2007 12:48 PM  

A nice 583 lbs bluefin was caught out of Virginia Beach last week, though it was not caught on jig or popper. Smile
I am going to try those monsters on jigs if opportunity comes.

I expect good bluefin chunking report out of South Jersey, Delaware, Maryland soon.


 
paul708

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 posted 07/03/2007 02:30 PM  

KILSONG wrote:

I expect good bluefin chunking report out of South Jersey, Delaware, Maryland soon.

SOON VERY SOON we are ready to go



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KILSONG
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 posted 07/08/2007 03:58 PM  

There were reports that they started to catch bluefin on chunk at Massey's and Hot Dog in Sourthern NJ.
After I come back from Stellwagen trip for popping and jigging bluefin, I plan to go down to Cape May for jigging bluefin there.

Some boats had a hot bluefin bites north of Cape Cod yesterday. One boat caught and released 8 bluefin tuna all on poppers !!!
Today is a different story. Strong wind hampered tuna fishing up there and I heard most boats struggled to find them today.

If weather is good enough, I am going to fish there on Tuesday or Wednesday.
 
KILSONG
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 posted 07/11/2007 06:29 PM  

Go to North for popping / Go to South for jigging

As I posted on the other thread, I caught my first bluefin on a popper around Cape Cod yesterday. While popping has been good on the Stellwagen Bank, Cape Cod Bay and ocean side of Provincetown,
Bluefin tuna chunking is heating up in the south. One guy reportedly had 8 bluefin on jigs out of Cape May yesterday as many other boats scored many bluefin on jigs. The average size is about 40 - 60 lbs now, but big boys will show up soon. My first jigging trip out of Cape May last year was July 18 and we caught many tuna in 40 -50 lbs range on jigs on that day. We encountered with big bluefin tuna in 100-150 lbs range next week.
 
KILSONG
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 posted 07/16/2007 07:54 PM  

While bluefin popping slowed down in Stellwagen Bank or Cape Cod Bay last few days, bluefin jigging is hot and heavy out of Cape May.
The hot spots are Massey's, Hamborne and Hot Dog, but there is a report that one boat encountered school of bluefin tuna in 40-60 lbs range just inside of Southern Canyon last Thursday.

I am going down to Cape May tomorrow and expect to catch my first bluefin tuna on jigs this year.


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KILSONG
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 posted 07/17/2007 05:52 PM  

Even though weather was great today (07-17), fishing reports from Massey's, Hamborn or 19 Fathom in Southern NJ was not great.
A few bluefin were caught on jigs, but generally fishing was very poor. Surface water temp went up to 78 -79 degree.
Whether bluefin tuna moved up to north or not is to be seen.

 
paul708

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 posted 07/19/2007 05:53 AM  

Kil.we got 5 down there on tuesday, jigs and bait. the fishing just wasnt on fire ..we are hoping to get out there again and have a better day soon


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KILSONG
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 posted 07/19/2007 09:11 AM  

Paul,
They still caught on Tuesday, but the number is not what it used to be. I lost my interest to catch 40 -50 lbs bluefin for some reason. I think I caught too many small bluefin in Nov last year. Smile I am waiting for big ones to show up. Within two weeks, they should show up behind scallop draggers. They are normally bigger ones than caught on the lumps.

 
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 posted 07/24/2007 10:49 AM  

Big bluefin started to show up on the lumps out of Southern NJ/Delaware/Maryland as several bluefin in 150-200 lbs range were caught past weekend. There are reports that some bluefin caught behind scallop draggers.
I am heading down to Cape May tonight for an overnight trip to the lumps off Cape May, NJ. I hope I land a bluefin over 100 lbs on my jigs. Smile
 
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 posted 07/24/2007 10:54 AM  

what setup are you going to use Kil?
 
KILSONG
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 posted 07/24/2007 11:12 AM  

jtzannes wrote:

what setup are you going to use Kil?

I'll bring three jiggind rods. 8' GUSA Wahoo, 7' Ct Croix rod and 5'8" Hopper jigging rod. I probably experiment Japanese style jigging more than conventional up and down style as we fish only 120 ft water. All my reels are loaded with 80 lbs braided line and 80 lbs fluoro carbon leader line and they are ready for big buefin. Smile

As we fish shallow, I might use jigs as light as 4 oz.
I plan to bring squid jigs as there are always squid around even in daytime. I'll catch them for other guys who use baits. Smile
 
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