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Old 08-04-2020, 04:55 PM
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Question Tuna Bite?

Anyone have any news regarding Bluefin Tuna around the Cape? I'm talking mostly near shore - Stellwagen, Cape Cod Bay, the Dump, Chatham.

I've seen the 'line up' of boats from P-Town to Gloucester on the Western edge of Stellwagen but haven't heard much about catches. I'm hoping for a football or two this summer.
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I am also interested. I am on Nantucket and have a 22 Grady white that I would like to take a shot with.
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Originally Posted by Jerseytiger10 View Post
I am also interested. I am on Nantucket and have a 22 Grady white that I would like to take a shot with.
was there last week. went 5 for 8 on the BFT in one day, all over 90". Ended up catching 8 in 3 days... was amazing
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Holy Crap! Nice going!

Was out on SEC 2 weeks ago drifting with live Menhaden and didn't even mark a fish. Went back this past Saturday with Macks and never saw a fish. Tried SWC, nothing.

There were whales, but nothing else.
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i was bass fishing on the outer cape last weekend and saw a commercial sized tuna air out in a school of pogies. about 200 yards from the beach. they're out there
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Salty22 View Post
i was bass fishing on the outer cape last weekend and saw a commercial sized tuna air out in a school of pogies. about 200 yards from the beach. they're out there
I would never believe this ^^^^ except we saw the same thing (minus taking air) about a week ago. We saw at least two 500 or 600 lb tuna busting the pogie schools apart in only 6ft of water, less than 100 yards from shore. I haven't heard much about footballs or really any rec sized fish but I suppose it could happen.
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Two words - Peaked Hill.
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Originally Posted by Sittin' Low View Post
Two words - Peaked Hill.
Totally believe it though I have not been able to get there in a while.
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Peaked hill and golf ball is dead this year. I have fished it close to 5 x in past 6 weeks with nothing. Whoever says it’s hot must be getting intel from last year lol. All the fish are at the sword.
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I read that someone saw small tunas busting behind minot last weekend. I havent been able to get out to try myself
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Originally Posted by Broom View Post
I read that someone saw small tunas busting behind minot last weekend. I havent been able to get out to try myself
small tuna have been popping up inshore- close to shore- from gloucester to plymouth all year. problem is they pop up but never stay anywhere, and no one is catching them where people are fishing, just giants with the occasional 72.9" fish being kept recreationally.
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Got a small 65" at the sword Friday and after our first 12 trips since June going 8/12 that was the first school tuna I have seen all year. Crab ledge was hot for two weeks in July but so far its been all sword which is a long haul for most of us.
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those rec fish behind minot were just passing by not hanging around there, they run from the Gurnet to Isle of Shoals all summer and as soon as you see them they are gone
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For the guys fishing the sword, can you catch mackerel out there or are you loading up at crab on the way out?
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Originally Posted by Joem830 View Post
Peaked hill and golf ball is dead this year. I have fished it close to 5 x in past 6 weeks with nothing. Whoever says it’s hot must be getting intel from last year lol. All the fish are at the sword.
wrong...i was at the golf ball today and there were 100 inch fish blowing pogies out of the water in 80 feet. Fishing it 5 x in six weeks is hardly fishing there. Plenty of fish caught there this summer.
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Originally Posted by mtfallon88 View Post
For the guys fishing the sword, can you catch mackerel out there or are you loading up at crab on the way out?
on the way out. theres always one idiot on the radio asking where people got there mackerel and that they cant find any at the sword.
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Originally Posted by mtfallon88 View Post
For the guys fishing the sword, can you catch mackerel out there or are you loading up at crab on the way out?
85 feet of water in front of the sea buoy.
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Originally Posted by TUNEE View Post
85 feet of water in front of the sea buoy.
Pardon my ignorance, first season with a boat on the Cape, where is the sea bouy?
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C bouy...they are lettered
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