Capt. Phil Dulanie and Capt. Mark DeCabia took the Todd Polumbo charter from Darien, Conn out on the Canyon Runner Monday/Tuesday and headed right down to the 100-square dropping the hook in 600 feet of water. They did not have much going on until after 10pm when the fish started coming through the slick. They proceeded to get them going and had a nice steady pick putting 12 in the boat by 1am when they hooked a big sword. The battle with the sword lasted close to 2 hours and DeCabia eventually darted the 160-170 pound sword and put it in the boat. They got back on the yellowfin and boated another 7 yellowfin plus a longfin and released 2 others for a total of 21 tuna. The yellowfin ate live and dead squid and sardines. They also pulled a few fish on the 8 oz hammered jig.
Capt. Mark DeBlasio and mate Eddie Ferral took the Chad Lore charter out on the Hooked-Up II Monday/Tuesday and went right to the chunk down at the 100-square dropping the hook in 575 feet of water. They got them going early in the night and were boxed up with 21 yellowfin by 1am and released another 3 for a total of 24 for the night. They stayed the rest of the evening with just sword rods out on 250 leader and Owner Jobu hooks with big squid looking for that big swordie but no bites came. The yellowfin were 50-80 pounds and ate everything - squid, butters, sardines and jigs.