It’s June and the tuna fishing has been pretty good. Bigger fish means they don’t bite all the time. The average fish that is being caught is 65 inches to 90 inches. The troll bite has been up and down with many fish being caught one day and next to nothing the next day. You just have to keep fishing and wait your turn. It would seem that the Keywest Special, the Ghost, the Widowmaker, and the Red Iguana splash bars have been the hot colors so far this year for us on both boats. We got this 72.9 incher on Tuesday on the Ghost and missed another fish on the Red Iguana. The bite has ranged from 65 ft out to 160 feet and sometimes it’s happening for miles. The whales and the bait have been nothing short of epic and when the fish are on the feed and you are on the fish you get the bites!!! We will be out there tomorrow and we will be fishing the Hyannis Tuna Fest this Friday and Saturday. With the full moon on Sunday and 60 plus boats fishing Friday and Saturday this might be the weekend to go bass fishing, if you know what I mean. We should see another slug of tuna coming in with the full moon so next week we should see more fish and a better bite. Remember, it’s only June and the best tuna fishing is yet to come. All in all it’s been a good month so far and the fish have been the bigger June type fish that we normally see. We have open dates so please give us a call if you want to go fishing with us. 508-240-0778 is the shop’s number. We are open 8am to 6pm. Good luck and tight lines. Capt. Eric
June 19, 2013 – 12:32 pm
May 28, 2013 – 5:22 pm
May 13, 2013 – 9:35 am
The fishing in Cape Cod Bay is on fire! Both from the beaches and from the boats. The springtime run of Bass is on in full force. My crew has been fishing the Bayside beaches from Wellfleet to Dennis and they have been crushing the fish at night fishing the the high tides. They had one night where three of them landed 24 fish and had fish up to 36 inches and three sets of triples. Now that is some action!
This weekend some of the boats fished the Bay and reported their limits and then some. The fish were easy to find because the birds were all over them. You could catch them either trolling umbrella rigs, plugs, or casting soft plastics. The new Savage mackerel colored swim baits worked really well. The action is only going to get better and the next two months will bring the best bass fishing in the Bay for the year. It’s on so go get them.
The “Tammy Rose” is in the water and she is sporting all new Raymarine Electronics this year including the new “Chirp” sounder, 4ft HD Color Open Array Radar, Sirus weather, and two new hybrid touch display’s. Very excited about the new gear. “Tuna Fever” is getting an upgrade as I am in the process of moving my three year old Raymarine electronics from the Rose to the Fever. This will be nice to have HD Radar and a faster GPS then the old stuff that I had on her. We start tuna fishing on June 1st and mark my words, I want to go on the record as saying that this tuna season is going to be awesome. We are going to see big numbers of fish here this summer off of Chatham and they are going to feed. The amount of bait last year was some of the best I have seen in many years and this trend should continue. We had three distinct year class of fish here in big numbers which shows three years of successful breeding. We are in an up swing, not a down turn in the numbers of bluefin that we are seeing. So get you gear ready and get the boats tuned up. They will be here by Mem. Day weekend. We are booking trips now so call and get a prime time to go with us. Good luck and tight lines. The 2013 season is on!! Capt. Eric
May 11, 2013 – 12:25 pm
For the last several nights my boys who work for me have been lighting it up off of the Bayside Beaches from Dennis to Wellfleet. They have been fishing the high tides in the night and have been catching keepers up to 36 inches, and lots of numbers of fish. They have been fishing with cut bait and plugs and some rubber baits. They had one night where they caught 24 fish with three sets of triples. Great fishing and alot of action. Now is some of the best beach fishing we will have so do not wait, get out there and catch some. The schoolies and few keepers are in the Bass River too so the spring run has begun and is on in full swing. We are working hard on the boats and the “Tammy Rose” is in the water and getting ready for June 1st tuna fishing with “Tuna Fever” going in next week. The season is going to rock so don’t wait to book your tuna fishing trip with us. Capt. Eric
April 11, 2013 – 9:43 am
I hope everyone can make it down to our 13th Annual Grand Opening and Spring sale this Saturday the 13th from 9-5. It was reported in the Cape Cod Times today that it will be on Sunday, it is not, it is SATURDAY. We will have lots of sale items and great food and drink so swing on down. We also start our annual children’s freshwater fishing tournament on Saturday and it runs through Thursday. We will have the awards ceremony at Guapos Tortilla Shack in Orleans at 5pm on Thursday, and we will have free food and soda for the kids donated by our friend’s at Guapos. Our tourney is a point’s tournament so you have to catch lots of fish to win not just catch a big fish. Rules and signups are at the shop. It’s free and everyone gets a free Tournament T-shirt. We will also have an adult’s tournament too so swing in and check it out. You must preregister and be fishing with a kid in the tourney. The children can register anytime during the week. Thanks and good luck.
April 3, 2013 – 10:22 am
On Saturday April 13th we will be holding our 13th Annual Grand Open House and Springtime Sale from 9am to 5pm. This will also be the first day of our Annual Children’s Freshwater Fishing Tournament. The Open House and Sale will be a great event with lots to eat and drink with special sales on everything from clothing to selected rods and reels to nets to spreader bars and offshore gear. It’s always a great day and fun for the whole family. Swing on down and check it out and come hungry because we will have an awesome lunch ready for you. The Children’s freshwater Tournament runs the week of spring school vacation and starts Saturday the 13th through Thursday the 18th with the awards ceremony to be held at Guapo’s Tortilla Shack in Orleans at 5pm. The tournament is for children from 3 to18 and is divided into 4 groups so the little kids compete with the little kids and the big kids compete with the big kids. The tournament is free and everyone who signs up gets a free t-shirt and we will be awarding 45 trophies. This is a point’s tournament not a big fish tournament. Swing into the shop and get your rule sheet and sign up. We will also be running an adult tournament as well which is open to any adult who is fishing with a registered child. You must sign up in advance for this.
We hope to see you at the Open House and please remember to swing in and sign up your child for the fishing tournament.
The Hook-Up! Crew
February 5, 2013 – 12:01 pm
We are 16 days away from the 4th Annual BIG GAME BASH
Updates; The room rate of $94.99 at the Hotel is good through Feb. 11th so call 617-472-1000 to make your reservation now. We give you breakfast and lunch on Saturday and remember Friday Night is free beer sponsored by Boston Beer Co. and the two restaurants have great prime rib and burgers. You can order dinner from either one of the restaurants and bring it into the seminar. We will also be giving you a brand new tech long sleeve fishing shirt. We partnered with a new vendor, DEEP Apparel to bring you a top of the line, spf, quick drying, fishing shirt that you will all love to fish in. You can still get into the drawing for the free Cabo fishing trip but it’s almost gone. The first 250 people will be in the drawing so don’t delay and call now for your tickets!!! We will have the crews of the Bounty Hunter, Christina, and Odysea there for the whole weekend and you will be able to talk to them about tuna fishing and filming. All your buddies are going so call now so you don’t miss out! This is the fishing seminar event of the off season. Local captains and crews, talking about fishing in your back yard, you don’t need a passport to fish with us!!!! See you at the BASH!!!! For tickets call 508-240-0778
January 3, 2013 – 1:27 pm
The 2013 OB Monster Shark Tourney is still available. It runs July 18th-21st. If you have never fished this tournament than you have missed one of the best times that you can have. The shark fishing that time of the year is almost always good, we caught 31 sharks in two days last year and won the Release Award, and the fun on the dock is off the charts!!! OB is always great and the food and cheer is always fun. We would travel on Thursday the 18th to OB, we would fish Friday and Saturday, and then we would return on Sunday. I have a slip in Oak Bluffs for the Tammy Rose and I have two rooms at the Whesley Hotel which are very hard to come by during the tournament week. The charter is for 4 guys because the rooms come with double beds, if you want to double up on one then you could bring another person for a max. of 5 guys. The cost for the trip includes all boat costs, entrance fees, and three nights of lodging at the Whesley, and totals $8600. The tips for the crew and any additional Added Entry Divisions are not included. I need to put a deposit down on the Whesley and pay the entrance fees for the tourney. It’s the last tourney of the season available as the other two tuna tourneys are already booked. Get together with your buddies and let me know. It’s always a great time.
January 2, 2013 – 3:48 pm
We have resolved the problem on the on-line store side of our website and everything is working great. Please check out the calendar side of the site as we will be listing any importan events on there and we will list when the store will be closed when we travel for the show season. Lots more to come so please check back often. Also make sure you sign up for our e-mail newsletter list and join our Facebook page. We have started to book charters for the 2013 season and we have only the OB Monster Shark Tourney open for this season. Call and talk to Capt. Eric about fishing this very exciting tournament. We are selling tickets to the 4th Annual BIG GAME BASH at a record pace so call and get your’s soon as you don’t want to miss out on the chance to win the free fishing trip to Cabo. Call and get them today!!!
December 29, 2012 – 12:38 pm
Well the new website is up and running but the on-line store is not working correctly. Sorry for the problems but this is why we make these changes at this time of the year. If you need something please call the shop and we can ship in stock orders via UPS the same day. Post Christmas is very slow for us and we should have the problem resolved by next week. We are starting our Winter hours this week which means we will be closed Sun & Mon and open Tues-Sat 9am to 5:30pm. We will be closed this Tuuesday, New Year’s day also. Do not forget to order your tickets to the BIG GAME BASH, you don’t want to miss out on the chance of fishing in Cabo!! Have a great New Year!!