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|🗺️ Location||TAPPAN LAKE|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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I was told second hand today that my reports make it sound like fishing was less good than it actually was and I have to say that I totaly agree. I have sat at home in the past and reminessed by reading some of my past reports and have thought to myself how much better that perticular day actually was than I was reading so I will try and be more accurate with my reports starting with today. As I write this we have just departed from a 2+ hour drift on the bigguns so I'm still pumped. Take a journey with me.
We started off our morning drifting in flat calm conditions which it remained for the rest of the day. We fired up after daylight and didn't find much to work with for a few hours but mid morning we started stringing some stops together on the yellowfin tunas for a couple of hours before they went down for pretty much the rest of the day minus a couple stops mid afternoon. In between that after lunch we bumped into a couple big balls of dorado. That's something we haven't seen yet this year. They were a bit on the smaller size for the most part but they were still fun to watch and catch. Most of them were the size that's to big to bounce over the rail without a gaff but small enough to make it very difficult to gaff so we lost our fair share. Mostly guys grabbing the line trying to swing it over on there own.
After around 4 oclock we were getting low on bait and decided to use the remainder of it trying to catch bluefin tuna. Things were looking grim for us after a couple hours driving around in the zone without seeing much but around 6:30 things got nasty. My sonar made that beautiful sound the says fish fish fish with every pulse and then it was drifting for a few hours and hooking for 2. I'm not sure how many of the 60-90 pound maybe a few over 100 pound beasts we hooked but I can tell you we landed 13 of them and when you land that many you usually lose that many too. I watched one gentleman get spooled instantly on 50 pound test. Instantly. I watched that same angler later land one on 60 pound test. Everyone on board had their chance at a biggun this evening and half the boat did get one.
We're headed for the dock now and we'll be there tomorrow around the 0700 hour. We'll have a busy little turn around but we'll get the job done. We always do. See you later from the wheel house of the Polaris Supreme.
First off I'd like to give a shot out to my Phillidelphians. What up Philly. Your just going to let the Chargers roll in there and get it done. Uhhhh. That's right. You and your candy cane looking uniforms, Xmas all year long here in the mlb of Philly. And here's another thing, your cheese steak sandwiches stink. That's right, I said it. No hard feelings Philly. That's the way I feel about every team the Chargers go up against.
Now onto fishing. Today was awesome. I mean it was just a blast. We started it off early with a jig strike/sonar school and it was game on. Early on it was nothing but small fish. Small yellowtail, small yellowfin, small dorado. So we shook, shook, shook. Release, release, release. Then we caught a nice one. Then another. And another until pretty much everything we hooked was a 30-40 pound yellowfin tuna. Nice! Take that Philadelphia! Well we caught a bunch of them during that 1/2 day stop and it was fun. It was like fishing in a giant aquarium. Everywhere you looked it was tuna. You could choose which fish you wanted to hook if you were fast enough. You had to be quick though. After that we fished some kelps, some that were holding pretty good amounts of dorado, and we trolled around for some more tuna but we were spent after the first 1/2 of the day. I'm telling you, that was fun fishing.
Anyway, the weather today was mostly good. It got a little breezy there late but no complaints. We're sliding down and we're going to look at the yellowtail grounds tomorrow and decide on where to go from there.
Steady stop and go action with an end of the day finale. Our 30 anglers managed limits of bluefin and 12 yellowfin.
Fishing reports for tappan lake are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.