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I have caught grief in the past about posting reports from the polar ice cap in the past. So, rather than ruffle feathers for months on end I figured I could bore you all in just one wordy post...
June once again called me north to do combat with the cobalt missile makos that make their way inshore to load up on bluefish vitamins... Prior to fishing them requires some beach and river work to gather a season worth of bait. I bring a supply of the Palm Beach "bonitos" but they are just a supplement to bluefish which is my preferred bait. In the process of stock piling them I had a few jumbo flounders to add some flavor to the catch. First tourney was too early. We took third on blue shark releases and a rat mako. The next week we spanked a few more decent makos and a thresher but no tourney. The next week there was supposed to be two big ones but weather got in the way. We did a fun trip during that week. Water had gone lime green on us but we got into a mix of sharks in a non stop bite all day. Big browns, duskies, t heads, blue shark, even black tips. I think final count was 27 fish that day..

I came home for a while. During that time I ran the 61 out if stuart once for a fist full f small dolphin. Ran the 48 and 42 out of here with just one dolphin each trip and mire almaco jacks than I cared to count. Wound up moving boats around to shelter for Erik, the storm that never was...

Got back north and started the canyon runs. First one was box of dolphin, two big eye tuna, and three white marlin. I wound up doing a lot of volunteer work for the search for the boys down here plotting currents and helping from a distance coordinate search efforts. Sadly as we know that didn't end with any results. I fished BHMTC tourney with wahoo and dolphin only to show for efforts. Back up in the Hudson after that was dolphin and more white marlins. Only one sword bite for the whole season but I left early (they get good abut now). Inshore of the Hudson is a wreck called Bacardi. I took several trips there and that was the summers saving grace for tuna. We had good catches of bluefins earlier then yellow fins later. That bite died off as fleets showed up after hearing reports. The last canyon run a couple days ago was one white and about 40 more gaffer dolphin.

Got back here and hitting the ground running. Have private run on Friday (wants to try wahoo), charter on 42 Saturday (I guess blackfins and dolphin), Yard for the 42 next week. Move that one to Sailfish Marina. Next up will be an island run on 48 then three more booked in November on the 42. Would far prefer one full time position but this is kind of paying the bills and I get fishing a lot more...


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