||August 24, 2018 10:07 PM|
||New York > Debs/Jones > SE Virginia|
Been tracking the temp breaks and blue water moving westward and decided to try a day trip for tuna and mahi. The sat shots were dead on and the amount of life out there was insane. From hundreds of porpoises , whales, turtles , rays, sharks and last but not least tuna and mahi. No other boats in site either.
Started out trolling but when we saw loads of tuna chicks and shear waters we went over to investigate and amazingly saw huge schools of rays and bluefin swimming about 75 feet down in the crystal clear water. You literally could see down 100 feet! My son dropped a jig down , two pumps later and I see him being dragged to the stern screaming fish on fish on the jig!!! 25 min later he land his first jigged tuna ever, a nice 60 plus pound BFT. All they wanted were jigs and we just kept the one. We tried chunking and the mahi seemed to like the chunks l, all were nice big fish and so fun to catch of light tackle.
Also had a white marlin in briefly and that was the only action on the troll for us.
The amount of sharks out there was crazy and we saw one that was either a white or a huge tiger because the distance between the dorsal fun and tail had to be over 12 feet and the dorsal was 2 feet high!!! Amazing sight.
The sharks were very unusual and the warm water must have brought them up here. They would swim in large schools and would jump from time to time clear out of the water and do a few 369 rolls as they were airborne. Like a spinner shark?
Great day out and look for the birds and try jogging you won't be disappointed.
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Tuna on the jig