On Monday, August 7 Capt. Mark DeBlasio took the Nick Faselis charter out on the Hooked Up II and after speaking with Phil who had the Canyon Runner out at the Dip where it was slow, decided to head to the Toms Canyon. They put lines in a couple miles short of the tip in 300 feet of 80 degree water and caught a 60lb longfin on a bird/green machine combo on the WWB in first 15 minutes. They worked off to the tip and went 0 for 2 and then moved off down the west wall a couple miles inn 500 feet of water where they found a big body of fish and trolled 19 yellowfin from 4pm to 7pm. Their last bite on the troll was a white that they fought for a short time before jumping it off. Most of the bites on the troll came on Canyon Runner Mini-mamba bars in blue/silver, Green Machine Spreader Bars and green machines as well as ballyhoo skirted with green mini-mambas. They set up on the chunk in the same area and caught another 3 yellowfin between 9pm and 11pm before heading home with a full box. Yellowfin were 30-60lbs.
Capt. Mark DeBlasio took the Jim Conlin charter out this Saturday to Sunday and should have stayed at the dock. They decided to follow the water south from the Carteret into the Lindencohl so they set up on the troll just north of the Lindencohl in 400 feet of water and worked out to the edge then down into the Canyon all over both walls and the mouth without a bite. They then kept moving south hoping to find good water and fish but to no avail. They wound up in the Spencer and just before dark went 0 for 2 on the troll so decided to set up there. They did nothing all night long and again all morning long and ended up heading home without a fish in the box.