Fishing Report: With reports of many 300-400 pound tuna trickling in over the last week or so, we were all fired up about yesterday's trip. After gillnetting and jigging up a live well full of bait, we hit the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank just after sunup.
Unfortunatley there was zero tuna, bait, birds, whales and just about anything else indicating that the big bluefins were around. After talking with a few other captains, and a friend of a friend who flies planes, we concluded that the Bank and Cape Cod Bay were all but devoid of tuna yesterday.
Good thing is these beasts swim pretty fast and could be back on the Bank and up inside Cape Cod Bay as I am writing this report. There are still plenty of mackerel off the East End of the Cape Cod Canal which is great news for this weekend's upcoming striped bass trips.
Hopefully I will have some great fishing to report on this weekend.
Captain Ryan Collins