|Angler Richard Montana battles the first bluefin of TAG’s 2013 North Carolina season under Captain Alan (“Big Country”) Scibal’s watch.|
Despite optimal weather and fishing conditions, fishing was challenging. CP and Big Country managed to put us on top of fish all afternoon. We caught and tagged (acoustic tag) our first fish (~ 200 lb.) at 9:15 a.m., after trolling a green and white sea witch lure along the warm side of the break. Angler Richard Montana landed the fish following a 20 min battle. Our second fish, another ~ 200 pounds, was caught, tagged (acoustic), and released at 12:45 p.m., following a 30 min fight.
|Veteran tagger Dr. Andre Boustany (left) irrigates a 200 lb bluefin as TAG Director Dr. George Shillinger (right) deploys an acoustic tag.|