March 16, 2024

Harpooning Tuna off Cape Cod

by Ryan Collins
6 comments

Harpooning is one of the oldest and most primitive methods of harvesting fish.  Obviously it's been perfected with modern day technology, but the technique itself dates back thousands of years.

Back on Sunday June 11th 2023, I went harpooning for bluefin tuna with Tyler Macallister and first mate Sean Davis (who's a member of My Fishing Cape Cod!) onboard Tyler's boat the Cynthia C2.

Together we captured a lot of exciting footage!  From basking sharks to dolphins, tuna to bubble feeding humpbacks, it was definitely a trip that I will never forget.

And this weekend on NBC Sports Boston a full episode about the adventure is airing.  I also wanted to share this episode here on our website and on YouTube for folks who don't have cable.

I hope you enjoy. šŸŽ£

Episode timestamps:

00:00 Opening
01:19 Episode Introduction0
4:31 Picking Balloons out of the Ocean
07:05 Searching for Life (and tuna)
08:57 Spot & harpoon first tuna!
11:47 Gutting tuna
13:06 Harpoon attempt #2!
15:37 Harpoon second tuna!
19:48 Basking Shark Sighting
23:13 Hauling in second tuna
25:22 Returning to Sandwich Marina

Captain Tyler also does recreational tuna trips, so if you'd like to book a tuna trip with him this summer then you can call (508) 221-8991 to reserve a prime date. To view more vids, please check out Tyler's website https://fvcynthiac.com/.

I would also like to give thanks to the tuna in this video. I don't see many anglers online often giving credit to the fish (myself included) so I want to start doing that more often. I owe everything to the fish, the animals, and the habitats of Cape Cod. Without them my livelihood would not exist.ā ā 

Tight lines and have a great day! šŸŽ£ā ā 

Ryanā 

About the author 

Ryan Collins

I'm fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I've been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!


  • Ryan that was a great movie of Harpooning a tuna . It was Like I was on the boat as it was hunting and finally sticking the fish . Some folks have all the luck . Peace and Prayers

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