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Old 06-14-2019, 07:11 AM
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Just wondering some places I could get some mahi? Iím running a 24ft seapro with a single etec out of bass river, but can trailer anywhere. I donít have the gear for the bigger fish so I figured mahi is a good start. Any information would be appreciated
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s of mv
one off reports last year of surprise catch e of chatham all the way up to stellwagen but if i wanted to target mahi from bass river itíd be s of mv. bring tuna gear too...
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S of MV in the dump on the offshore lobster pot balls is the place
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Last year you could have had as many mahi and white marlin as you wanted Tuna, not so much...
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I would have no idea lol

i have a commercial license before anyone asks
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I heard last year was great, but I was still getting used to the new boat, so this year I am heading out further. Do the fingers get any? I want to go after tuna and marlin but I need to get the gear to do so, I only I have one spinning set up for tuna, for now.
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Late July and August when the water gets hot is when you want to go and also for a smaller single boat the seas get slicker. Yes the fingers get them by August 1 if we have a warm summer there should be some around Lobster pots South on Nantucket and MV. Bring bait to chum them if you can get very large mummies with a small hook they are mahi crack.
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Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
Late July and August when the water gets hot is when you want to go and also for a smaller single boat the seas get slicker. Yes the fingers get them by August 1 if we have a warm summer there should be some around Lobster pots South on Nantucket and MV. Bring bait to chum them if you can get very large mummies with a small hook they are mahi crack.

Thanks for the info! I know the seas can get slick in the area for a boat my size, but it will be good to try something new. I already feel that the offshore itch will turn into a 28-30 cc! Hopefully Iíll be able to get a buddy boat for the trip!
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OP did you ever make it happen ?
Asking because Id like to land some as part of the mosquito fleet. Trailered Single screw 21 ft

Looking for same type action,
School tuna, mahi , large bonito.

uhh this season cant get here any sooner.. I cant wait to get out on the water..
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I would have no idea lol

i have a commercial license before anyone asks

What license is needed for mahi? Isnt there another form needed for mahi saying when you catch, ice down etc? What is the name of that permit?
Old 03-22-2020, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by 508Buzzbay View Post
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OP did you ever make it happen ?
Asking because Id like to land some as part of the mosquito fleet. Trailered Single screw 21 ft

Looking for same type action,
School tuna, mahi , large bonito.

uhh this season cant get here any sooner.. I cant wait to get out on the water..
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No I didnít get the chance, my boat was down for most the season and I couldnít find a buddy boat for the trip. I am planning on venturing past the vineyard this year if the weather is good!!
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Originally Posted by JJMATE View Post

I would have no idea lol

i have a commercial license before anyone asks
Need more coolers.
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We have caught them 15 miles or so South of MV
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Last couple of years the mahi were mostly in the Shipping Lanes and south. Some years you can catch them within sight of the Vineyard.

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Claw/Coxes around the pots.
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Id like to get out that way this season.. how far out is the claw...? Ill definetly rebump this again during the season and maybe we can hook up for a buddy boat..

I believe there is a south of mv thread, Ill keep an eye out for that too.

Not sure I have the range to go out as far some of those trips..

Are these spots close enough for 21 ftr with single 200hp & 80g fuel tank?
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Originally Posted by 508Buzzbay View Post
Id like to get out that way this season.. how far out is the claw...? Ill definetly rebump this again during the season and maybe we can hook up for a buddy boat..

I believe there is a south of mv thread, Ill keep an eye out for that too.

Not sure I have the range to go out as far some of those trips..

Are these spots close enough for 21 ftr with single 200hp & 80g fuel tank?

leaving from where ?
more or less, mahi start from about 35nm from bass river. lazy calm summer day w/ the right (lack of) wind and ALL the right safety gear, why not?
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When you do find mahi close they are usually chickens pretty small they get bigger as you get closer to the canyons, last few years they have not been coming as close
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Im trailering so i can put in at nearest ramp.. thinking maybe head out of fairhaven then topping off tank in meneshma and shoot out from there..

Homeport is wareham but can splash where ever going to put me closest..

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