Bluefins in North Carolina!!!!

Just got back from NC and and looking for words to describe the trip. Mark G., Sal Bananas, Erwin Jr, and myself put 3 giants to the boat with Sal’s fish going around 85″! Pulling naked Ballyhoos was the hot ticket early with visible BFT swimming just below the surface. Jr tossed a popper during Mark’s battle with his Giant and it did not take long before the fish crushed and I mean crushed his hard bait. I was able to get it on video which really shows what a Tuna surface strike is like. The Stella 20,000 was loaded with 80 braid with a 25′ of 80 flourocarbon. We did get the fish to submit and estimated the weight at 175lb. Jr brought the last giant to the boat in the afternoon which was another beauty at 80″. A day to remember for sure with a nice 72″ fish killed. I hope this a a sign for things to come this year!!

About Erwin Heinrich

Captain Erwin Heinrich is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain, and has been fishing the waters of the New York Bight area and Atlantic canyons for over 40 years.