The early tuna season did not trickle in. The fish came in with a bang and seem to be making a strong presence in quite a few locations. Capt Austin Ensor started off the Ocean City Fleet on May 8th with a nice catch of Blueflin releasing 5 and keeping 1 from the Wilmington. A few miles further up and out the Jersey fleet had found the yellowfin.
Meanwhile the bite to the south has been off to as good a start as the Carolina fleet has seen in years. The early part of the week brought some tough conditions but the bite between the Point and the 650 hole has been moderate to excellent when conditions allowed for boats to get out.
Also on May 14th we went out on the first trip of the year on the charter boat Blood Money with Capt Anthony Pino. We were a hair south of the small fleet that found the good numbers of yellowfin but we did manage 5 yellowfins and Big Eye for my nephew Chris Pino. The fish ate a blue and white seawitch. Below is a short video of the end game.
The water that Capt. Ensor was fishing the previous week had trickled down to the Baltimore Canyon and he scored again with a nice catch of Yellow Fins. He said he got slammed once with a double on the Squidnation Rainbow Flippy Floppy to complete a nice day of 6 yellowfin out of 9 bites.
All in all the season is off to a great start. If you haven’t gotten out yet, now is the time. The fish are here. Squidnation is ready to get you fishing. Check us out at Whalebone tackle in Nags Head order Frisco Rod and Gun in Cape Hatteras. In Ocean City you will find a wide selection of Squidnation products at AllTackle and soon the new Atlantic Marine (old Ake’s).
The Blood Money is a charter boat out of Ocean City, Md and can be reached by calling Capt Anthony Pino at 410 -490-0035
The Point Runner is a charter boat out Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. You can reach them at
Capt. Danny Wadsworth
Atlantic Marine is a tackle Shop in West Ocean City, MD and will be opening its doors next week. They are located in the Old Ake’s Marine location
Alltackle is a tackle shop in West Ocean City, Md
Address: 12826 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842Phone:(410) 213-2840
Frisco Rod and Gun is a tackle shop in Frisco, North Carolina
Address: Frisco Shopping Center, 53610 NC-12, Frisco, NC 27936Phone:(252) 995-5366
Whalebone Tackle is a tackle Shop in Nags Head North Carolina –
Address: 7405 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959Phone:(252) 441-7413
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