JUNE 27, 2019 - VOYAGER: UPCOMING JULY FISHING & JUNE REPORT - NANTUCKET TO NORFOLK

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JUNE 27, 2019 - VOYAGER: UPCOMING JULY FISHING & JUNE REPORT - NANTUCKET TO NORFOLK

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:03 pm

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The Voyager has been offshore most of the last two weeks. We have fished everywhere from Nantucket, Mass. to Norfolk, Virginia and I'm happy to say fishing has been super!


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The FLUKE fishing on last Thursday's 2.5 day Nantucket trip was nothing short of phenomenal, truly some of the best FLUKE fishing you will ever see anywhere!

Fish of four, five, and six pounds were common with many keeper fish being thrown back. We had over 70 fish between five and ten pounds with 6 fish over ten pounds. Both bait and bucktails worked well. The FLUKE pool winner was Joe Nevadunsky with an 11 lb. 2 oz. giant. If you are looking to catch the biggest fluke of your life, now is the time and Nantucket is the place!

After our day of FLUKE fishing we steamed out to Georges in search of COD, HADDOCK, and POLLOCK.

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Reports had been poor for weeks but we had to go looking. We started fishing in the afternoon. Fishing was slow as we had a tremendous current that really hampered things. We anchored up for the night and a few anglers dropped down to the bottom. They were greeted by hungry HADDOCK which bit through most of the night. In the morning we started drifting and catching some COD, HADDOCK, and POLLOCK. When the tide turned, around mid-morning, the HADDOCK turned on for real. It was drop and reel fishing for the next few hours.

During this time Fred Pohlig hooked something bigger than the fish we were catching at the time. After about ten minutes Fred landed a beautiful 42", 40 pound HALIBUT which won the bottom pool. Congratulations Fred!

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We still have spots on our two July trips leaving the 7th and 18th. Please Email if you are interested.
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We've made two TILEFISH trips over the past couple of weeks with mixed results.

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Our World Record Hunt was slow over all with not much biting in any of the many places we tried. On a better note we did have some very large fish. Former world record holder Dennis Muhlenforth won the pool with a fish just under 52 pounds and Nobu Wako caught his personal best Tile weighing in at 42 pounds. Congratulations to both of you!

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Our 2.5-day Southern Extravaganza trip was a great success!

We started with some BLUELINE fishing that was pretty hot. The fish were large with many in the 10-15 pound range. After catching many limits we moved to try some wrecks. The wrecks were pretty dead except for a 16 pound SNOWY GROUPER caught by Tommy Houk which took the edible pool.

From there we went even further south hitting a number of spots for ROSEFISH and a few GOLDEN TILE. The next morning we found a good spot of GOLDENS with many double headers coming up. The fish were mixed sizes but many were large and jumbo! We had 20 fish between 15 and 30 pounds and six over 30 pounds, 2 of which were in the 40's. The pool winner was John Columbus with a 44 lb. 8 oz. monster! Good job John and Tommy!

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We have spots on TILEFISH trips throughout the summer and fall, please Email if you are interested.

In between all of this offshore action we still managed to do some
inshore fishing.

We continued with limit catches of SEA BASS and loads of LING on most every trip. We will continue LING fishing during the summer and will make some stops for SEA BASS when the season re-opens on July 1.

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Unfortunately our galley will be closed for the indefinite future.

This applies to all day trips and marathons as well as overnight/multi-day trips. We will still have coffee, soft drinks, and snacks available but no hot food. As always, the microwave is available for you to use at any time during the trip. We apologize for any inconvenience.

-Capt. Jeff
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