10-10 Canyon Tuna Report
Tuesday/Wednesday Oct. 10-11
We had a good Canyon trip on the Tuesday to Wednesday
31 hour trip.
We started the day with good Mahi-mahi fishing.
After catching plenty of mahi mahi we switched over
to tuna fishing. We had a quick run off and then it was quiet.
Just before sundown we moved a short distance and set
up on another drift.
It was quiet until around 10:30 p.m. when we had a several run-off's, then we landed two nice
Around midnight we had some more bites when tuna schooled underneath the boat and begin to feed. At that point
we landed 5 of 9 fish hooked.
At 2:30 we hooked up a couple of more fish which turned out to be a 56" swordfish
and a large long fin.
Around 4 a.m. we landed another good size longfin. After that we had another shot of several fish
on, and landed four more.
After sunrise we began to read tuna under the boat and landed and another big Longfin.
of the fish were caught on bait, and a few on Jigs.
The last couple of seasons sardines have been the hot bait but, last
night butter fish we by far the best bait.
Unfortunately the weather has turned for the worse and we won't be making
it out on our Thursday trip but it looks like we'll be able to sail on Friday night and Saturday night.
The big Jamaica
scheduled to sail to the Canyon through early November.
31hr Trips sail at 7AM every Tuesday and Thursday.
Trips sail at 5PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
We are also taking reservations for Giant Sea Bass trips that's
sail in November and December.
For further information call 732-528-5014.
Not only were the tuna feeding on this
trip but a special thanks to Ben Duckworth from Factoryville, PA for his delicious biscuits and gravy and pot roast dinner
and Nader "Bravo Nader" Gebrin for the great Chicken Parmesan, the crew was well fed too.
10-6 Canyon Tuna Report
Trip returned 10-6-2017
The first part of the trip we fished for mahi mahi and
had excellent fishing with a number of good size fish.
After that we tried a couple of stops anchored and drifting but,
had no luck.
Around 9 p.m. we settled along the hundred fathom line in an area that looked fishy.
It was a rather
uneventful night except for some Mahi-mahi and a number of squid that were caught.
Finally, around 6:30AM, four yellowfin
struck at the same time, and we landed three.
After that we had a lull and then began to pick, getting bites until it
was time to go home.
Most of the fish were caught on bait but, we did land one on a jig and lost a couple that were hooked
FAHRIDUL KHONDAKER (FARID) from Springfield, Virginia
Caught 2 nice Yellowfin and several Mahi-Mahi.
There is some space available on upcoming trips.
You can check out our complete schedule at www.bigjamaica.com
We are so also taking reservations for Giants Sea Bass trips that will sail in November and December.
On Thanksgiving Day we will have a striped bass special from 6 a.m. till noon.
10-4 Canyon Tuna Report
Tuesday/Wednesday Returned 10/4
We had a good Canyon trip
Tuesday to Wednesday. We started out fishing for Mahi-mahi. It was slow at first but then we had several drifts where they
bit their heads off. Mahi were flying over the rail. We stayed with the mahi until a little before sunset.
We then set
up in an area, in deep water (+2000'), where there was a lot of bait, bird life, a couple of Whales, and good readings.
It looked like it was going to be good but, a bite never developed.
We made another drift in the same area but still
no luck, so we relocated closer to the 100 fathom line.
It was quiet until 4 a.m. when we boated two smaller yellow fin.
After that an angler had another strike and it looked like the fish was going to be in the boat in a minute. However, that
was not to be. Most likely it was a large swordfish and once it realized it was hooked, it took off like a freight train.
It took the angler around the boat until the line finally parted.
It was quiet again until 6 a.m. when the tuna started
to school underneath the boat and began to bite.
We kept reading fish coming and going under the boat.
It was a
slow pick. We hooked up from 1 to 3 fish at a time. They were mostly nice yellow fin from 60 - 80 pounds and a couple of big
Later in the morning we had a nice Marlin and two yellowfin hooked up at the same time. The Marlin jumped numerous
times and I thought I had some good video footage but it didn't work out.
Pedro DeCosta landed two nice Yellowfin
and a big Longfin in the last hour if the trip.
There is still some space on the trip sailing this weekend at 5PM and
trips scheduled throughout October and into November.
We are also taking reservations for Giant Sea Bass trips
that sail in November and December.
For further information call 732-528-5014 or go to www.bigjamaica.com
10-2 Canyon Tuna Report
We had a pretty good trip to the canyon Sunday night into Monday. The weather calmed
down from the previous night and fishing conditions were good.
When we arrived on the grounds at night we made several
drifts and caught a number of Mahi-mahi.
The Mahi were decent size and were caught on bait and bucktails. Bait accounted
for most of the fish.
After we landed about 75 Mahi we anchored up for the night to fish for tuna.
We had a few
runoffs through the night but, did not get many bites until first light.
After that we started reading quite a few Yellowfin
underneath with a boat. We caught a few and lost several as the fish weighed from 60 to 90 lbs.
One longfin was caught
on a jig and a couple other fish were hooked but lost on Jigs.
We kept getting bites every now and then on, until it
was time to go home. At one point we had three fish hooked up at once.
We landed 6 nice Yellowfin and one Longfin, 75
Mahi-mahi, and several tilefish.
It is looking better for our upcoming trips.
There is still space available on
the trip leaving 7 a.m. Thursday And also 5 p.m. Friday night and Sunday night.
31hr Trips sail 7 a.m. every Tuesday
22hr overnight trips Sail 5PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
For our complete schedule go to
www.bigjamaica.com or call the office at 732-528-5014.
We are also taking reservations for giant sea bass trips that
sail in November and December.
9-30 Canyon Tuna Report
Just as the sun went down tuna schooled under the boat. We
put three nice Yellowfin in the boat, lost another one and the bite turned off.
Eugene Evans hooked up first on bait.
Mike Houdart from Marlton, NJ hooked up two on an 8 oz Chrome Hammered jig and got them in the boat rather quickly. Another
fish was hooked but it broke off. The fish we landed were nice-sized Yellowfin.
We read fish on and off throughout the
night and also caught some nice Mahi while we were drifting at night but the tuna bite never turned on again.
was very good we had just over 150 Mahi in the boat.
There's still space on the trip sailing 5 p.m. Sunday night.
If you would like to go just be down by 4 p.m. We will return Monday around 3 p.m.
Further information go to www.Bigjamaica.com
9-25 Canyon Tuna Report
It looked like we were going to have some good tuna fishing this trip. We anchored
up shortly after midnight and by 1:15 we had three tuna in the boat.
After that we lost several more nice Yellowfin,
a couple of swordfish, and a Mako.
We read fish passing under the boat for most of the night. I expected them to turn
on just before sunrise but, instead of turning on and biting, the fish just left.
We then started to fish for Mahi-mahi.
Fishing was pretty good but, then we spotted a School of large yellow fin crashing on the surface a short distance away. We
tried drifting for tuna but they would not bite. We crossed to the other side of the canyon where fish were also spotted on
the surface but they would not bite either.
It is the most fish we have seen in the canyon so far this year as far as
readings and Fish on the surface. They should turn on any day. We are scheduled to sail every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30
a.m. for 31 hour trips and 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
For Reservation information call 732-528-5014
9-16 Canyon Tuna Report
We started out where we had good fishing on our previous trip but the tuna would not
cooperate in that area.
We moved further out to Canyon we're going to go hit some pots for Mahi when we ran across
a school of Skippy's with Yellowfin mixed in. We were able to jig one pretty quickly out of that school before they disappeared.
We then proceeded to fish for mahi mahi. We had good action with mahi up to 15 lb. Some were caught on bucktails many were
caught on bait
At sundown we set up for tuna and landed a 60 pound Yellowfin while drifting back on the anchor. It was
quiet after that and then mountains of squid moved under the boat. We caught tons of squid, it looked good, we expected to
have a good bite but, that did not materialize.
Just Before Sunrise decided to move back into the area where we had caught
them the morning before. Once again there was no bike there. We did some searching after that and landed on some schools of
tuna and false Albacore.
We landed three more tuna and a bunch of Albies before we headed in.
We caught a total
of 5 tuna and over 125 mahi-mahi.
Did you make it will now be sailing to the canyon on a regular basis.
and Thursday is a 7 a.m. departure for a 31 hour trip.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we are scheduled to sail at 5 p.m.
for a 22 hour trip.
Reserve space call the office.
We are also taking reservations for giant sea bass trips that
sail in November and
Thanksgiving day there is a Striped
Bass special from 6 a.m. until noon.
For further information go to our website or call 732-528-5014
Thanks to Nuno DeCosta the crew ate well again. If you're ever in Yonkers, check
out "DeCosta's restaurant"
Nuno has fed us well on previous trips and the food is always excellent!
We had a pretty good trip to the canyon the last two days. We started out catching mahi mahi. After we had good amount
of mahi we switched over to tuna. Nothing bit at sundown but around 9:30 we put our first Yellowfin in the boat, a 60 pounder.
We had a few runoffs and a couple of sharks during the night but it was quiet until gray light, when they turned on and
started to bite. Everybody had a shot at catching tuna, a couple of Anglers landed two. There were a few bites on jigs but
most were caught on bait.
There are still some space left on the 31hr trip leaving 7 a.m. tomorrow
If you would
like to go be down at the boat at 6 a.m. and you can pay at the dock. The weather looks good and a fish are starting to bite
We also have space available on our Bonito and albacore special leaving 6 a.m. Saturday morning returning 2 p.m.
can see our complete schedule at www.bigjamaica.com
Or call 732-528-5014 for information.
The crew was also treated
to some delicious chicken parmesan made by Nader Gebrin from "Bravo! Nader" restaurant in Huntington, New York.
If you are ever up that way give it a try I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Fishing started out slow today but improved
by the end of the day. We had a few Bonito, albacore and mackerel and a good number of bluefish today. A number of passengers
caught their limit.
The Pool winner was: Rudy Kucukyantiryan from Fort Lee NJ with a 5lb albacore
Paramount will be selling tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. for Bonito albacore and Blues.
Further formation call 732-528-5014
9-9 Day Fishing Report
It started slow this morning but we wound up catching
them good later in the day. We caught Bonito, Albacore, Bluefish, mackerel, and even a few porgies.
Tha pool winner was:
Giuseppe Lanza from Worcester PA with an 8Lb Albacore.
The Jamaica will be sailing 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning For Bonito
albacore blue fish and mackerel.
The Paramount will sail for Bonito, Albacore, blue fish, and mackerel on Monday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
We still have space on our Canyon tuna trip leaving 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and 7 a.m. Thursday
For further information go to our website at www.bigjamaica.com or call the office at 732-528-5014
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