Canyon Runner Reports - 8/5-6 (37 Yellowfin and Longfin - 29 on the Chunk)
Capt. Phil Dulanie and Capt. Mark DeCabia with mate Mike Zajac took the Elliot Braun and John Post charter out on a Sunday/Monday overnighter and got on the fish early. Trolling the Carteret at they started the day with a 4 bagger of longfin and added a nice 65-pound white marlin. They caught all afternoon on the troll and ended the troll with 6 longfin and 2 nice 80-90 pound yellowfin on the troll. All the bites came right around the northeast corner of the Carteret with most of the fish on 9” Canyon Runner Rainbow squid spreader bars. With all those fish on the troll why move so they set up on the chunk right there and had 60-70 pound yellowfin under the boat immediately. By 10pm they already had 4 more yellowfin in the boat on the chunk and by 11am chucked another 10 more yellowfin and then went into release mode. They stopped fishing for 2 hours during torrential lightening storms and then released another 15 yellowfin all in the 60-70 pound class from 2am to 4am before calling it a night and coming home early. The first bunch of fish were caught on sardines on 60-pound flouro and most of the rest on live squid on 80-pound flouro. They also jigged a total of 4 yellowfin on our hammered diamond jigs. Total for the trip was 8 tuna on the troll and 29 on the chunk plus the white.