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Old 05-16-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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1st tuna ?

So who has bee out yet. Massive amount of bait
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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I won't put a tuna hook in the water until June 1.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:09 AM   #3
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The 1st one will be caught any day now. (though water temps are a bit colder than this time last year)
They don't count till June 1st
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:31 AM   #4
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This weekend someone will get one. Water is set up and there are fish out there. Just no one fishing them. BTW- It wont be me fishing this weekend.



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Old 05-18-2011, 11:56 AM   #5
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Do you guys think that the first fish that arrive are bigger than some of the school fish we have in aug.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:12 PM   #6
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I would tend to think that the first fish to show up will be well over 70". If I hear of any tuna caught this weekend I will be sure to wait a few weeks and then let everyone know they just arrived.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:48 AM   #7
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Keeperreaper will catch the first one as always,he has the magic wand.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:52 AM   #8
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A lot of times they show up in Maine first.

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #9
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I don't know if its true or not but Tred Barta had a theory that no matter which route they take they wind up south of Block Island by mid to late may, less than a days swim from there to the cape.

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Old 05-20-2011, 04:14 AM   #10
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Mark I wish but I wont be out until next weekend. Soccer and kid events this weekend.



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Old 05-20-2011, 05:47 AM   #11
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Sometime life gets in the way huh?

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:05 AM   #12
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SWE on FB reported a 200lb taken on a Viking Fleet trip to the canyon.

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:20 AM   #13
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Sometime life gets in the way huh?
But I'll still be out today esquire.

Phil that fish was caught 100 miles from Massachusetts waters.



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Old 05-20-2011, 07:24 AM   #14
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Phil that fish was caught 100 miles from Massachusetts waters.
Less than 1/2 day tuna travel time!
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #15
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SWE on FB reported a 200lb taken on a Viking Fleet trip to the canyon.
Must be some mistake, None of the Viking boats have made a canyon trip yet this year. One privately owned boat caught a 200 lber inside of Hudson canyon almost two weeks ago.

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Old 05-20-2011, 11:40 AM   #16
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Must be some mistake, None of the Viking boats have made a canyon trip yet this year. One privately owned boat caught a 200 lber inside of Hudson canyon almost two weeks ago.
It was on a tilefishing trip.

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Old 05-20-2011, 02:59 PM   #17
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Water temps today were in the mid 40's on the bank damn cold. Hope the tuna have hats and tail warmers. Few guys were out there trolling for tuna,did not see any hookups or word on the radio.
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Mark there are tuna here. A few boats that went found no joy but it is hard to draw a conclusion on 3 boats results rather than a fleet. The tuna are a bit further away than what we are used to in July so I'd venture to guess they weren't fishing the right area. The water temps are actually perfect for setting up a long and productive season if the bait stays. Hopefully those bigger fish stick around instead of b lining it the the herring rich waters of Cananda. Send me a pm and I'll tell ya where they were seen.



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There are fish here already. Heard one of my neighbors on the dock who I trust a lot saw some

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:05 PM   #20
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Did he see them from the plane?
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:59 AM   #21
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Hopefully easy question: when can rec's legally start fishing (and keep) for BFT in New England?

I have always had the June 1st date in my mind but can not find a written thing anywhere to state that date. I think that is just when Matt starts catching?

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Another came from just east of Hudson Canyon over the weekend. 108 lber.
Was that viking tile trip out of NY or MA? I ask because I know Kilsong was on the one out of NY and he never mentioned seeing any tuna.

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:56 AM   #23
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The recreational fishery is open now, so as soon as fish show up we can keep them within the slot limit. The commercial fisheries open on June 1.
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What is the best time to go for yellow fin tuna? We have a guy at work trying to put together a charter and we've been told everthing from the first week of June was the best to the middle of the summer??? I know there is no guarantee when it comes to catching but if we're going to do a trip I'd like to go at prime time. Thanks
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The recreational fishery is open now, so as soon as fish show up we can keep them within the slot limit. The commercial fisheries open on June 1.
Thanks. Maybe that is my confusion about June 1, it is the comm guys?

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Thanks. Maybe that is my confusion about June 1, it is the comm guys?


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June 1st opens commercial, thats why a few of commented they don,t count till then.
Me, I could care less about chasing them unless I have a charter or I have a shot at selling them.
You can fish for them now.
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What is the best time to go for yellow fin tuna? We have a guy at work trying to put together a charter and we've been told everthing from the first week of June was the best to the middle of the summer??? I know there is no guarantee when it comes to catching but if we're going to do a trip I'd like to go at prime time. Thanks
Later in the season if you are leaving from NE.
Figure after the 4th of July for best odds. 99% trolling. After Labor day there will be a better chance of getting fish chunking (reliably)

we're hoping to run in the second half of June, but the water is still mostly unfished, and we need to shake the boat down a few times.
(and we aren't charter, so don't contact us).

given the weather, one option are the head boat trips, maybe b/c they get washed out less...

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What is the best time to go for yellow fin tuna? We have a guy at work trying to put together a charter and we've been told everthing from the first week of June was the best to the middle of the summer??? I know there is no guarantee when it comes to catching but if we're going to do a trip I'd like to go at prime time. Thanks
Several of us have signed up for a Helen H trip mid-Sept. Look for the thread.

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Late August/September is usually a good time.

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