Monday, April 13, 2009

Hatteras, Part II

Well, it took me a while to finally post an update and some pictures, but it was well worth the wait. We managed to get out for another day on the water out of Hatteras, NC on Thursday the 2nd of April. We were not disappointed as the fishing was similar to Tuesday, with plenty of bluefin tuna in the 160 pound range. These are the same fish that have been off the coast of Hatteras for several weeks, and the same fish that others have been seeing along the East Coast at other times of year. Interestingly, we never saw these fish down in Morehead City when the fleet was fishing down there in December and January. We ended up the day with 9 bluefin tagged, 4 additional hook-ups and 3 yellowfin tuna. A pretty good day by any measure and a great way to end the tagging season on a high note. Thanks to the crew of the Sensation (Dale and Alan) and everyone else who helped us this year for making our time on the water fun and productive!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Back in Business!

The Tag-A-Giant team was back in action on Tuesday with another day on the water in Hatteras, North Carolina. We had been getting reports of good numbers of fish being caught off Hatteras and Oregon Inlet in the recent weeks, so we dusted off the tagging equipment, assembled a team and decided to head out to try our luck. Dale, Alan and Andre were joined by TAG alum Charles Perry to round out the tagging crew. Also on board were anglers Johnny Wilson, Alex Scholz and William. We were not disappointed as there were plenty of bluefin in the 120-165 pound size range. After we found the fish, the action really picked up and we had over 20 bites, keeping the anglers busy and tired all day. After our extended hiatus, the TAG team was a little bit rusty but we ended up tagging 10 fish for the day. A vast improvement over our January and February exploits. Once we get pictures, we'll post those. We're planning on heading out on Thursday as well, so stay tuned!