The hot giant tuna bite continues out of Oregon Inlet, N.C., as Capt. D……eane Lambros quickly hooked up Thursday morning, and continued his streak of catching at least one a day while making that 108-incher the fifth in two weeks over 100 inches.
You can learn how to catch giants as well as all other offshore game fish at tomorrow’s Canyon Runner Seminar in Atlantic City. That event is probably sold out by now. Do not make the trip without a ticket. Try calling Adam La Rosa at 732 842-6825 in case there’s still one left. The Canyon Runner donates $5 from every ticket to Operation Wounded Warrior, and that comes to almost $3,000 so far — before more will be raised at a raffle in the morning.
The Big Jamaica will be sailing at 1 a.m. for their weekly Saturday trip to far offshore wrecks for limit catches of large porgies. They’ve been enjoying great luck with weather on each of those trips so far, and that should hold with a morning forecast of just 5-10 knot west winds. It does increase to 15-20 with gusts to 30 in the afternoon during the trip home. Then it’s back to southwest at 5-10 knots Sunday and Monday along with mild temperatures.
The blackfish boats should be back in action over the weekend. The Ocean Explorer will sail from Belmar tomorrow — and the Big Mohawk from that port is set for 7 a.m. Sunday.