The past three seasons have treated anglers to the best offshore fishing in our lifetimes. 2014 brought slam-dunk fishing close to home on school grade tuna; 2015 was the year of exotics—and the best big bluefin fishing since the early days of the Avalon Tuna Club. Then in 2016 the 80- to 250-plus-pound bluefin tuna stole the show. Like others, I parlayed my long range experience into fishing local waters, putting together days on big bluefin tuna that hadn’t been since the early 1900s.
Bluefin researchers went on record saying that we can expect this cycle for three to five years; 2017 did not disappoint, with 51 fish over 100 pounds, of which 13 went over the 200-pound mark
This past season was the best yet, with over 51 fish over 200 pounds. And we know 2019 will be even better....
23 Parker, offshore: $1650
23 Parker, offshore big bluefin: $2100 (up to three anglers)
28 Parker, offshore $2300
28 Parker, offshore big bluefin $2750 (up to five anglers)
28 Parker, 2-day/custom, offshore big bluefin, call for rates
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