Archives for August 2012

8/23-24 — Jersey Billfish Slam! Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Swordfish, Tiles!

Obviously couldnt wait to get back offshore after seeing the weigh-ins for the mid atlantic 500.

We Headed down south with bigeyes on the mind and arrived at 2pm and decided to tilefish until 330pm when the crowd would thin out. Lights out tilefishing. We had a mix of 28 greys and goldens in an hour with the largest going 41 pounds. Most of the greys were small but we did manage one that weighed 23.5 pounds on the boga(electric caught boo).

Didnt get any bigeye bites but we did get plenty of white bites before dark.

Set up on the drift and had several sword bites, managed to come tight on 2 and landed one 48 incher.
Back on troll in the morning we managed to troll up a big blue marlin, releasing it after a relatively short fight.

One billfish short of the slam we circled the area in hopes of the white. Found it around 915am and made quick work of the release to end up with our first billfish slam of 2012.