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 has not disappointed, as July has been incredible, with fish pushing 300 pounds—we are filling fast for the offshore season, thanks to rebooks on first rights of refusals. Expect a very full day of fishing. Don’t make dinner plans. We like to fish the late afternoon and many trips get back after dark.