Golden Tile and Seabass

Decent water conditions today, nice ride offshore this morning before the sun came up and back in this evening. Fished the Norfolk Canyon and a few offshore wrecks with Davie and Wally. Got six golden tile, about 30 sea bass and several bluefish up to 35” on jigs.

Offshore Wreck Fishing

Fished an offshore wreck with Wally and Mike. Main goal was to try and get some citation bluefish on jigs. We got over 40 keeper seabass and 30 triggerfish. Wally got the only citation bluefish early in the morning. We caught several other bluefish under 30”. Nice ride out and back in.

Norfolk Canyon

Fished the Norfolk Canyon area with Davie, Wally Veal and Ricky Higgins. We were looking for YFT NE of the canyon in the blended 73 deg F water in 250-500 fathoms. There were a couple YFT caught in that area and a bigeye tuna. We got a gaffer dolphin and another smaller slinger. We never got a tuna bite and had to move on before we ran out of fishing time. Moved back to the canyon and Wally got a nice snowy grouper and Ricky got a blueline Tile. Moved on to a wreck and picked up some black seabass.

74lb Yellowfin

Fished the Norfolk Canyon with Davie and Wally Veal. Started out trolling at the tip of the canyon and not seeing much. Worked our way to the SE corner. Dropped for some tinker mackerel and started slow trolling with live bait. Wally got a nice yellowfin tuna on a live mackerel and then we got a White Marlin. Not bad for the first time slow trolling live bait. Wally’s yellowfin weighed 74lb 13oz at Grafton this morning.