|The following offshore news was submitted by the Canyon Runner out of Pt. Pleasant:|
Canyon Runner Coaching Members Epic Tournament Week – Multiple Wins at Jimmy Johnson and Montauk Canyon Challenge:
“To say that the CR Membership showed well at the MCC would be an understatement to say the least as our Team took the far majority of wins – but none bigger than when one of our Coaching Partners – Capt. Mark DeCabia – and the crew of the “Rebel” and owner Mike Tucci took top money honors with a 256 Big-Eye.
Team “Rebel” and Canyon Runner – want to specifically give a big shout out to a great tournament run by great folks in Capt. Chris Squeri and Rich Lucas. FYI – “Rebel” has done the MCC from day 1 and this is their third win.
“Regis D” Big Win at MCC
From left to right is the crew of the “Regis D” owner / captain martin Thurston the Yacovou brothers Nick and Loucas the Mahi slayer, captain Gary Savard of the Tiger Shark Boat, Chuck House, and First mate Joe Grenus – these boys took first place for the three heaviest yellows, first place trifecta, second place 500 albacore Calcutta & third place mahi. Way to go Martin and team “Regis D”!!
Jimmy Johnson Quest for the Ring Winner!
of our Members – Ken Hager – Owner of the “Taylor Jean” was happy for us to inform you that for the Jimmy Johnson tournament, the “Taylor Jean”, teamed up with their buddies from another boat, the well known and well respected “MJ’s” crew and fished the tournament together on the “Taylor Jean”. On Monday they went fishing in the Washington and with an hour left caught a big eye tuna that Brandon Kape fought for over 2 1/2 hours. They were getting nervous that they wouldn’t make it back to scales in time if the fish took another run but at the at the end of the day they landed a 231 big eye that they weighed in at 8 pm on Monday that held for the week. Trying to win the ring they marlin fished the other 2 days. They ended up winning first place tuna division and brought home $170,000. Congrats to a GREAT TEAM!!
Capt. Craig Angelini put Titan Up into the most tuna points title and was second in the Small Boat Calcutta. “
Vinny D’Anton said the Monmouth County surf was quiet this morning though he did release a 20-inch striper on a Chug Bug. He also reported seeing cownose rays in the surf for the first time this summer.
Bluefish cooperated for the Golden Eagle from Belmar. They were 6-9-pounders, and there were many limits as Run-Off poppers worked best. The boat added a pick of sea bass.
The morning forecast is for west winds at just 5 knots before going south at 10-15 with gusts to 20 in the afternoon.