7/29-30/08 — Carteret Canyon — Yellowfin Tuna!!

We had an overnighter and headed to where we’ve been fishing the past few days in the Carteret Canyon.

We trolled in the afternoon and ended up with 6 large yellowfin between 75 and 110 pounds. All the action occured on skirted ballyhoo and spreader bars.

We also hooked a blue marlin and fought it for a few minutes before pulling the hook.

The night chunk was tough with 3+ knots of current. It took about 55 ounces of lead to get the baits down to where the fish were feeding and it led to some fish breaking off.

We ended up the night chunk going 3 for 5 on yellowfin and put a few dolphin in the boat.