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ONE MORE CIRCLE ( or another OBSESSION late innning rally!!)
Posted on 14 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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Jeff Marshall & his crew of outdoorsman from southern Maryland picked just a few mahi and yellowfin in the course of the day..... good sign of tuna but they were not biting ... lot of boats.... I decided to get away from boats in late afternoon, roll the dice, and work back north to cooler water where I started and did little but felt a late inning bigeye or two would bale us out... around 3 PM, I said we'd give it an extra half hour when I saw a tuna roll, worked over to it and got the mark but no bite..... circled back and one exploded on a teaser & we got two bites but only held on to one.... a nice 55# yellowfin.... that helped and I said to the boys, alright .... "lets make one more circle"... HA! made two or three and got no bites.... figured we were done..... turned down a ledge to stay in 120 or so fathoms as we cranked in our lines.....leaned over the rail and said lets call it a day....WHAM!!!!! BIG DAMM tunas exploded on everything....teasers were in the air ... I think all 10 poles bent over at one time or other....when the dust settled we had 6 fish on....COCKPIT CHAOS..... my regular mate Lee had a family emergency but fortunately legendary mate Mikey Fulchum was filling in and he did an awesome job helping the guys keep things untangled and wiring & gaffing everyone they got to the boat ..... an hour later 5 bigeyes and one 60# yellowfin were laying on the deck.....Jeffrey Marshall boated a 100# bigeye, James Buchanan boated a 119# fish, Daniel Walsh boated a 120# bigeye, all earning citations, and Neil Obrien & Mike Marshall boated 82 & 90 # bigeyes..... Todd Steima boated a 60# yellowfin...... We got back to the dock at 7 PM..... some would say that was not unusual for the OBSESSION, but I can assure you the old captain was tired and in need of some agave nectar.

THEI FIRST BIGEYES!
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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Mike Hall & his crew from Maryland have fished with me a long time, but today was the first bigeyes the had ever caught.... we pulled a nice one off to start the day, circled back and hooked a pair..... Carl boated his 75# bigeye tuna after 20 minutes and Herb Davis boated his 100# citation earning bigeye after 30 minutes.... we pulled the hook on another bigeye later in the day, but did boat some 35-45# yellowfin tuna along with a few nice dolphin on an otherwise slow day for the fleet.

OLD FRIEND AND GREAT FISHING!
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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My old friend and work partner Mark Rockett, who worked with me at Texas A& M university and also for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries many years ago, brought his wife and son Jonathan and friend Mark, all who live around Raleigh, NC fishing today....weather was beautiful, seas were calm and we had great luck, in the morning loading up on 40-55# yellowfin tuna and in the afternoon catching a bunch of 5-15# dolphin on light tackle.

DOLPHIN AND TUNA COMBO!
Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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Bob Hines & crew from New Jersey & Pennsylvania, fished with us for the third year in a row......started the day on a grass line catching a bunch of mahi mahi on light tackle, then boated a box full of 35-55# yellowfin.... damm things were jumping everywhere chasing flying fish!

ANOTHER OBSESSION LATE INNNING RALLY!
Posted on 09 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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For the second day, Tim, Ryan, Doug, Chris, Richard & Glen, from the Tricoastal Sportsman Club, from Baltimore, MD fished with us.... these guys were tough as seas were steep and large but they enjoyed the day and the beer, and never missed a beat. Had a great day on the dolphin yesterday so they wanted to focus on yellowfin tuna today.... All the boats around us were on a line catching dolphin first thing in the morning and we were catching nothing, but we got on them in the afternoon and the guys boated a bunch of 35 - 55# yellowfins, with a double header to end the day!

CALM WEATHER AND AWESOME FISHING!
Posted on 08 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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Tim Gelineau & crew from Maryland had action all day long, in the morning on light tackle along a weed line where they caught most of a limit of 5-18# dolphin, and in the afternoon we trolled around and the caught three yellowfin 25-45# and two 20# wahoo to give the guys a "DOUBLE MEATFISH GRAND SLAM". YEEE HAAA!

EPIC DAY FOR A LUCKY GROUP!
Posted on 07 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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Ken , Ken Jr & Ron Henry Henry & crew, from New Jersey have fished with me for 13 years, both in North Carolina and Mexico, and we have had some fantastic fishing together (24 white marlin in one day; limit of yellowfin, then a doubleheader 350# & 400# blue marlin end the day) but yesterday will go down as one of theirs & my best trips. Funny that I really didn't have a great gameplan for the water conditions but things went our way..... Started off hooking a single tuna right out of the gate, but fished right away from that area as radio fishing was better elsewhere..... Ken Henry Jr boated a 57# citation earning wahoo while I was working offshore.... then while I was staring ahead looking for birds & tuna my short shotgun got bit..... I turned to see a big hole and a bent pole.... HOOKED UP BLUE MARLIN!!!...... Ronald Henry released that 250# blue marlin after an exciting 30 minute battle..... We went back to looking for yellowfin, found some birds and caught another tuna, then a handful of dolphin to give the guys a "Meatfish Grand Slam"..... I was happy & releaxed now, cruising around looking for more birds on tuna when suddenly & once again with me looking everywhere but back, our short rigger popped out, I turned around and damm if Rod-ney hadn't "HOOKED UP ANOTHER BLUE MARLIN"!!!.... Ken Henry Jr grabbed the rod and a half hour latter released a 275-300# blue marlin..... and if that were't enough good luck for one day in the early afternoon there was an explosion on a short rigger..... Ken Henry jumped in the chair and watched as the fish almost dumped us..... things settled down finally and after an hour Ken boated a 206# BiGeYe tuna, his first ever..... With that we called it a great day and headed home.... Lee & I joined them for a great fish dinner...... 4 different species.


ROUGH START BUT A GOOD ENDING!
Posted on 05 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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Left the marina this morning just as the fog rolled in and my radar would not come on.... turned around..... eased my way back to the marina and then the radar came on, so I turned around and started again....made it out fine, a little sloppy crossing the Oregon Inlet Bar...... hit or miss today on the tunas....we were fortunate and got hit by them 3 times....Zach Moyer & crew did a great job boating two triple headers and a 5 banger to end the day.... nice class of fish..... most 40-50#.

WHAT A LOUSEY WAY TO START A DAY!
Posted on 04 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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A five foot sea on the bar and thunderstorms on the way offshore I can deal with, but when we hooked and fought a 150# bigeye for an hour only to loose it 5 feet from the gaff really hurt.... and its what Matt D'amico and his New Jersey police wanted more than anything.... we've had many great days before with them but no bigeyes yet.... hopefully next year.

BEST TUNA FISHING OF THE YEAR!
Posted on 02 Jun 2015 by captainjeff
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Yesterday, we ran a long, long ways north, but it paid off...... Walter Vance & crew boated their limit of yellowfin by 10:30 AM..... had the box full and tuna laying on the deck.... we finished with 7 hooked at one time and while they were fighting those I hooked one swimming under a bait dangling besides the boat from the outrigger.....pretty bite.... fish were 20-50# class. Went back up their today and fishing was slow.

DAMM THEM SHARKS!
Posted on 31 May 2015 by captainjeff
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My nephew Zach never comes fishing with me, but his friend Rob McFeeters, who I skied with in Colorodo last year & his crew, from New Jersey joined us today, and had beautiful calm seas and pretty good action....tuna were there but not biting very well....we managed to boat four 25-35# fish but the biggest one we hooked we only boated the head as two jumbo hammerheads followed it right to the Obsessions transom, and didn't leave us much....would have been a 50+....... ran north the second half of the day and the guys caught a handful of dolphin on light tackle to end the day.

HERO'S TO ZERO'S!
Posted on 30 May 2015 by captainjeff
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I'LL SAY NO MORE, OTHER THAN "ITS A GREASY LADDER"!!

MORE BIGEYES!
Posted on 29 May 2015 by captainjeff
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Jim Kennedy & his sons, from Cincinatti, Ohio, have fished with me the last 4 years, and we have had good luck but today took the cake! Didn't have all the lines in the water when we hooked a heavy fish.... Jim jumped in the chair and in short order boated a 167# bigeye..... we got the spread out, made a circle around some marks and hooked 2 heavy fish..... 45 minutes later Bala Venkatapathy, from Florance Kentucky & Patrick Kennedy boated 174# and 125# bigeyes.... we rode around for a while with no bites, got tired of the crowd of boats, and worked north and 4 rods bent over..... first two were 30-35# yellowfins, but the next two we fought for over an hour.....Daniel Kennedy did a great job boating a 184# bigeye, and Nick Kennedy also did a great job on a 200# fish that we had the leader on several times, but things just didn't work out and the line broke..... So we headed in with only 700# of fish....they are fishing again tomorrow and we are not going tuna fishing!!

BIGEYES STILL BITING!
Posted on 28 May 2015 by captainjeff
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I put together a makeup group today, and as is usually the case, they were all great guys & had a good time together, the weather was outstanding and they put a nice catch of 20-45# yellowfin in the boat. As well, Jesse Dorey-Ferrera, from Arlington, VA boated a 100# bigeye tuna..... at 3:15 Ed Bird put a 45 # yellowfin in the boat and I told the guys that was a good way to end the day.... we cranked in the lines and damm if the last one got creamed by a bigeye tuna.... my date with some cactus juice was suddenly delayed, but Justin Muller, from Charlotsville, VA put the heat on it, and boated the 150# bigeye in 1/2 hour.


ANOTHER BIGEYE TO START THE DAY!
Posted on 27 May 2015 by captainjeff
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We didn't have half our lines out when we hooked a yellowfin, got it....tried to get the spread out and hooked and boated a few more yellowfin, got going again and still didn't have all our baits in the water when we hooked a yellowfin tuna and a bigeye...we boated the yellowfin, & David Gammon, from Goldsboro, NC boated the 153# bigeye after a 45 minute battle..... we picked away at the yellowfin tuna the rest of the day, and we came in early with a full box of tuna..... Steve & Amy, Mary, David & Dan caught a bigger bigeye and more yellowfin than their host Cory did yesterday and I think the girls were going to remind Cory of that fact! Thanks again Cory!!

BIGEYE TO END THE DAY!
Posted on 26 May 2015 by captainjeff
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Cory Thorne has sent customers, employes & friends to fish with me for a number of years and today he even joined his group. Fishing was not great but we picked out a decent catch of 20-45# yellowfin, a few dolphin but the fish gods shined upon us at 2 PM as Cory hooked and boated after a 45 minute slugfest, a citation earning 143# bigeye tuna!

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER & GOOD FISHING!
Posted on 25 May 2015 by captainjeff
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Long time customer Rudy Middleton & sons & friends from Norfolk, VA had beautiful weather today..... we started the day looking for dolphin, but the grass lines were not well made up, but we did catch a good handful of fish on light tackle from 5 -25 #, then went tuna fishing and caught some 20 - 30 # class fish.

LOT OF BOATS TODAY!
Posted on 24 May 2015 by captainjeff
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Weather was beautiful, seas were calm and damm if there weren't alot of boats....we managed to avoid the overly crowded areas, found a unfished stretch of grass line, and Howard & Valerie Forbes, from Virginia Beach and their family had good action on 5-20# dolphin on light tackle, and then we picked away at a few 20 - 40# yellowfin tuna.

GOOD TUNA FISHING!
Posted on 23 May 2015 by captainjeff
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Good tuna fishihg that is for some of the boats today, but I skillfully managed to drive around them most of the afternoon. Nevertheless, John Niejadlik and crew from around West Point, NY, who have fished with me the last few years, boated a nice catch of 20-35# yellowfin tuna and 7 - 20# dolphin.

TOMORROW WILL BE A BETTER DAY!
Posted on 21 May 2015 by captainjeff
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Charley, Shani, Mason & Robert have had 2 great days already this week, so none of us were too upset about how today went.....started great with a 40# tuna right out of the gate, but then a wahoo got my teaser, then a shark got our 50# tuna..... we did catch a few more yellowfin and half a dozen gaffer dolphin....then at 2:30, with weather deteriorating and seas building, we hooked two bigeyes, both of which broke the light leaders we were using for yellowfin....put the boat in gear at 2:45 (should have just quit then) and damm if we didn't hook another bigeye which ate a dangling bait before we even got half the spread out.... and we hooked a shark on a drifting bait before we got all the lines cleared.... and there were severe thunderstorm warnings going out..... got the shark release....200 # hammerhead.... Charley, Mason & Robert all fought the bigeye for 1 1/2 hours.... damm thing was mean....we had mucho heat on it.....and it was staight up an down but 100+ ft to go, Lee holding the line off the boat, the windward side, when a wave crashed into the side the boat and rolled her hard over and the line hit the chine and broke.... @$#%@@R%@ ......Robert, Mason, Shani & Charles are again fishing with me tomorrow and we're hoping for revenge! No picture today, as a deluge hit us when we backed into the slip.

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