Cape Cod Bluefin Tuna
Season 03 » Show 2
Neal Larsson hops aboard the Tammy Rose with Captain Eric Stewart and crew, setting his sights on the hot tuna bite at Crab Ledge, 10 miles southeast of Chatham, Massachusetts. Whales and birds signal an abundance of bait, which bodes well for the crew’s odds. Action comes early and often, as bluefish and football bluefin crash the trolled spreader bars, green machines and tuna plugs. Captain Stewart keeps working, and before long Neal is strapped in for the fight of his life with a powerful bluefin tuna.
Show Location: Crab Ledge
Rigging: Captain Vitullo gets the eels down with a ½- to 1-ounce egg sinker on the main line. Stopping the weight with a bead and a barrel swivel, Vitullo then attaches a 5-foot leader of 40-pound-test fluorocarbon snelled to a size 7/0 Gamakatsu octopus hook.
Gear: Penn International 30 and 50, Trolling Rods from The Hook Up!, Play Action Fighting Belt
Hot Bait/Lure: Bird and green machine daisy chain
Captain Eric Stewart
The Hook Up! Sportfishing Service