Tuna fishing on the LongFin out of Ocean City with Gerry!

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Tuna fishing on the LongFin out of Ocean City with Gerry!

Postby Reelax » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:28 pm

I was lucky enough to to be invited down to Ocean City Maryland this past week to stay in Gerry (Gecha) condo rental all week.
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What a beautiful spot with unlimited fishing opportunities...
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We headed out this morning on a friend of his's Marlin yacht.. The LongFin. It is a beautifully setup 50footer with twin Diesel engines. We headed out of the OC inlet at 5am for 40 mile run to the grounds...
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Around 720am we setup and by 8am fish on!
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We picked away are small skipjack tuna's till around noon... Weather great and surface temp 84! We had outrigger lines, spreader bars, down rigger, we dragged ballyhoo and big plugs a foot long... 75 to 120lb test with wire leaders.

Around noon it was my turn in the chair and a smaller rod with 75lb test fired with a 10" deep diver plug on..
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Fish on! And it was not a small fish... After a 20 min battle that th fish almost won, we gaffe a nice 25lb yellowfin around 30" and it was over the 28" limit...
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YUM YUM!

After we tired of trolling we visited some wrecks and jigged cut bait, squid, and yes... Alwifes In 65 ft of water. Everyone got in on the action. Flounder, skates, sea bass, and more.. Oh my. I got a nice 24" flounder

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and another 21" flounder for the box here..

Wow it's now 730pm and we should head in!
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After 15 hrs trip we were beat... Time to head in, 4hrs after all the other charter boats headed in :oops: Over 150miles covered today in one trip! After catching Yellowfin and Flounder for 1st time ever, it will be was a trip of a lifetime for me..

We are driving thru Inlet now in dark at 830pm :)
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Re: tuna fishing on the LongFin out of Ocean City with Gerry!

Postby Sawyer » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:54 pm

(Sweet ) Looking foreword to seeing your Pic's
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Postby fishy1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:31 pm

wow what an awsome 15 hour trip. thanks for pics and report . :D
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Postby Sawyer » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:16 pm

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Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:45 pm

We had a great time on the water.
Captain Tom and mate Lange are wonderful people.
Weather was perfect and the boat was very comfortable.
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Not sure if it was the shirt, but Matt attracted most of the fish to his rod.
What a superb yellow fin tuna
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and later he caught 2 oversize flounders.
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Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:53 pm

Can you guess what they're doing?
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1 - Praying Allah ?
2 - Puking sick ?
3 - Watching football on an hidden TV ?
4 - Watching sea floor through a glass bottom ?
5 - Searching for beer in the man cave ?
6 - All of the above ?
7 - None of the above ?

I won't tell if they don't :D
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Re: tuna fishing on the LongFin out of Ocean City with Gerry!

Postby raz » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:48 am

Oh so SWEET! I'm sooo envious!!!! What a great trip!
What are they doing in that pic Gerry?
Catch and serve with lemon.
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Postby Reelax » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:30 pm

Raz wrote:Oh so SWEET! I'm sooo envious!!!! What a great trip!
What are they doing in that pic Gerry?



I'm not tellin... There as no beer down there...
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Postby Wallyandre (Andre) » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:46 pm

My turn in a few weeks!
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Postby digitroll (ron) » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:16 pm

Looks like Wicked Tuna! A blast for sure!
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Postby Crayfish » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:08 pm

Looks like you had a great trip, Matt and Gerry! That tuna is beautiful!
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Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:35 pm

Crayfish wrote:Looks like you had a great trip, Matt and Gerry! That tuna is beautiful!

And it was delicious ;)
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Re: Tuna fishing on the LongFin out of Ocean City with Gerry!

Postby mudchuck » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:03 pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
A TRIP TO REMEMBER!
Nice Flatties, used to get them regular like that in the IR inlet back in my youth.
Skippers are fun, but the yelllowfins are even more fun, glad you got on one, that's nice eats and so are those seabass.
So glad to see you had a great trip.

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