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Yellow fin tuna and such

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I'm leaving tomorrow for Hyannis (Cape Cod) and from there on to deep water about sixty to eighty miles off shore in the canyons. We are targeting Swordfish, Mahi Mahi and Yellow fin tuna. I hope to put up some mind boggling pics by Friday night

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Trip was canceled . There are not enough participants. I switched to another trip on Monday and Tuesday. So now I will be fishing in Woods Hole on Saturday and Sunday for stripers ( not strippers) and then go off shore.

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32 minutes ago, bandrus1 said:

How many people does it take to run?

 

Interesting enough I'm on the cape this weekend

I believe that the minimum is something like 15.The rig leaves out of Hyannis. It is the Helen H a one hundred foot aluminum boat that goes fast enough to come up on plane. On Monday we are 16 people (so far) on an ultra limited (max 24 people) trip. I think the Weekend trip which has a limit of 30 people will be fishing.Their phone # is 1-508-790-0660. you can reach me on my cell at check your pm

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So the trip was canceled for the third time in a row. Except, this time I got the cancellation call 400 miles east of Rochester on my way to Hyannis. This time,the captain canceled because of the weather that was brewing for Tuesday. The funny thing is that all the buoys in the area that we were supposed to fish showed waves no higher that 3.5 to 4 feet and the weather forecast for the fishing period was good specially for a hundred foot boat. I feel that the captain did not want to go out with a group that was just slightly larger than the minimal number required. I  really feel pissed off after paying a $113 down payment, reserving a hotel, traveling 400 miles and on top of that being threatened to have my car towed from the Helen H property when I came there to talk and clarify the situation. Oh did I mention the three days I took off from work? My feeling is that the company just blew off the paying customers and hid behind a storm that the captain conjured out of a clear blue sky. Unless they come up with a really good explanation and my money back , I will not use them again and I will file a complaint with the Cape Cod chamber of commerce, although I suspect that they will cover for their own people and not the customers.

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I have heard of this occurring with frequency from highanus up to Maine. My brother had a striper trip canceled due to “weather” and it turned out to be a calm day. 

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I called the company and they gave me my money back instantly. On top of that they gave me a very plausible explanation as to why the captain had decided to cancel the trip. In the process they also pinpointed the area where they fish and showed me the local weather report for that particular patch of the ocean. That convinced me that I will try again next year.

As for booking a private charter, I would love to, but given the price and the potential alternative use of that money just makes it unrealistic.

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I think I remember seeing 1-6 people offshore trips in the 3000 range which would be pretty close. We maybe could get a group together next year. I have always wanted to go but getting 6 people was difficult

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Might want to check out the folks in Gloucester Mass. A lot of good charter guys there and not $5,000 either.

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Might want to check out the folks in Gloucester Mass. A lot of good charter guys there and not $5,000 either.

The problem with those guys is that they hunt blue fin. So they allow you on their boat for a fee, let you catch the fish and then will not let you keep it


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There are other guys there that will charter for what you wish to fish for not just the TV guys:smile:  They aren't all bluefin folks. :lol:

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Gloucester is North Shore. Yellowfin boats motor out of the Cape, south shore.
Fuel costs out of Gloucester would be double.


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True Bill. I think I was "mind stuck" on Blue Fin:lol: my fishing for yellowfin has been in the pacific (California and Mexico)

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Should try ocean city Maryland. Been last couple years $350 gets you a 30 hour overnight walk on with only 6 people. Las t year caught bunch of mahis tuna a white marlin and 400 pound blue marlin. 

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That sounds like the deal!


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Book with a jig and pop boat off the outer Cape. Bluefin on spin is incredible!

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