A lot of effort goes into catching a tuna. Especially when you are just starting out.
Even though we have caught numerous tuna in the 50-170 pound range, and one tuna over 670 pounds, I'd say we are still in the "starting out" phase-especially compared to some of the top tuna veterans in the Cape Cod area.
Believe it or not, there are some guys on Cape Cod who catch 20 or more giant tuna each season! And that's just the tip of the iceberg. I'm sure there are some who catch way more than that.
The good news is that if we can catch a 600 plus pound giant tuna in our 21 foot boat, then you can too. Catching a tuna from a small boat does take some effort, patience, and a lot of time, but it can, and will happen if you give it 110%.
And it's most definitely worth all the effort. Here were are after hooking up with last year's giant. We all apologize for giggling like little girls, but it's hard to not get excited!
The problem is that for tuna virgins ( like myself just a few short years ago) getting step by step information on how to catch a giant tuna is difficult to find. There's a ton of information out there, but little guidance on how to translate all that info into an executable, action-oriented plan. In other words, it's easy to sit online all day, reading about how to catch a giant tuna, but difficult to actually get the gears in motion and make it happen.
That's why I think this series will be valuable for you. Because we are still very new to giant tuna fishing, we will undoubtedly run into many of the same obstacles and challenges that you will also encounter in your pursuit of your first giant tuna.
And we have, fortunately, already figured out ways around some of these challenges, which I will be sharing with you throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall. To be honest, I'm happy that we don't have it all figured out, because figuring all this stuff out in the first place is a ton of fun!
So here we go, from the first knot to the harpoon shot, the hunt for giant tuna!
Post #1 - Procuring Reliable Giant Tuna Bait
Post #3- Shark!
Post #4 - Giant Tuna, Sharks, and Plenty of Pogies
Post #5 - Inches from Giant Tuna
Post #5 - Cape Cod Bay Giants and Lessons Learned