Saturday's Charter started out with the winds blowing and seas were rough heading out to the tuna grounds. Had Frank, AJ and our service boys on board today. After getting the spread out, our first bite came tight and Frank got the rod. After about a 5 min. fight we put some bait in the the box.
The time was 12:15 pm at this hookup, and we knew this was a big Bluefin on the line. After a 25 min. stand up fight, you can see Ian was working hard.
With the gulf stream ripping, we are now over 6 miles from where we had hooked up. Ian got the tuna to surface after 1 1/2 hours, and we got our first look at the bluefin.
Going in to 2 hours Ian is holding up well. As well as his gear, the Saltest spinning reel is at its limit and still holding on.
We are now over 16 miles from our hookup point, and Cory, the mate, gets the gaff hook in the tuna.
Ian can now relax after his 2 hours and 45 min. battle with a fish of a life time.
At this time, the RockHound has 3 opens for Saturday March 5th. Call Captain Pete at 757-256-6305 for info.
Or go to http://www.rockhoundcharters.com/