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4/30/2007

Like riding through a desert of 72 degree blue water with everything going your way including a growing moon - and...nothing. I say its like shopping without a credit card and Billy says he can"t catch his you know what with both hands> meanwhile the whole commercial fleet some from jersey have laid up in wanchese untIL THINGS CHANGE A LITTLE.

BY THE WAY I AM NOT SHOUTING I HAVE SOME SERIOUS ISSUES WITH MY COMPUTER LATELY and the letters go up and then down. PlAys HeLL WITH lOggIng iN on THIS SITE sOme PASSwoRDS ARe CAP SenSItive. ridIculoUS!

foUR yELLOWfIn IN tHE box tOdAY NiCE oNES TOO ThIRTY TO FIFTY TWO POUNDS And dolphin if you do even if it was two. All my love to Steve Sorenson who put all hiS GUYs together for fishing throughout this entire week - I feel for you, Baby.

We're going to keep plugging away and it'll turn soon tight Lines!



4/29/2007

DATELINE SUNDAY, APRIL 29 1402 HOURS: WHAM!

Yep the boys finally got hit with their first tuna bite in two days today at 2:02 PM. Believe it or not the afternoon provided a double and a triple and with the six yellowfin in the box the Tuna Fever was one of the highliners today.

But don't despair - Billy called me at about 1 in the afternoon to tell me there were hammerheads swimming by - the color was right, the temperature perfect...conditions are shaping up for some great fishing and maybe the end to spring's feast or famine. Say a prayer.

Yesterday it was dolphin if you do for Billy Thayer and his crew, but at least there were dolphin in the box and no skunks...although, if you know Capt. Billy like I know Capt. Billy a day without tuna is a skunking! Tight Lines!



4/26/2007

So Jay Bushell has been enough times to know the drill - but Maxwell still felt bad about delivering a less that wonderful day of fishing. Springtime roulette - I'd rather be in Vegas!

The 480 looked promising on the computer this morning but provided nothing much - so the Fever, Rigged Up and Capt Krauss headed north up the current to another change where a couple boats caught a few tuna but overall fishing was just that...catching was a whole other story. Two yellowfin in the 40 pound range and 4 dolphin for Jay and his crew - hey, it could have been worse!

The forecast tomorrow is calling for 25 out of the south so we are taking the day off - getting your brains beat out is altogether different when you know the fish are biting! Maybe these will be the winds of change - Tight Lines! 



4/25/2007

This morning Billy, Billy, Brian, and his crew from VA. Beach shagged it down to yesterday's hot spot and found nothing. The water was cold and green and most boats headed to the northeast but the Tuna Fever got a tip to the southern and headed that way. The water started to shove back in but in the end it was a pretty slow day overall. We pulled off one tuna but put three in the box with four nice gaffers.

Tight Lines!



4/24/2007

And the boys pulled this one out! I spoke to Billy early today and he had a couple yellowfin and some gaffers - by lines out it was a beautitful day!

Not quite boscoes but 13 or so tuna out of a limit were in the 50 pound range and the last time they got whammed - 5 for 5 all over 50! Top it off with 9 nice gaffers and...presto, you're in early spring heaven! Cross your fingers that it lasts! Tight Lines!



4/23/2007

Some tuna and a gaffer today. Nice catch of 4 or 5 over 35 pounds and the remaining 7 or 8 were in the pup range. The water pushed off the bottom and ended up over 500 fathoms but it looks like there some good water pushing up from the southern so tomorrow may be better.

It's spring - roulette time, Baby! Tight Lines!



4/22/2007

They came, They fished and THEY MADE IT HOME IN ONE PIECE!

The shake down cruise today turned out to be a pretty good fishing day too. Feast or famine is how the fishing has been in the past week - yesterday one boat got across the bar and the rest ran down the sound to Hatteras - it just wasn't a shake down kinda day for the Tuna Fever.

Many thanks to Steve Laughlin and his crew for getting us off to a good start - Billy and Billy fished from the 480 to the 560 and back and forth and so on and in the end there were 11 tuna in the box - 5 or 6 nice sized ones between 40 and 50 pounds and one wahoo - a citation in fact - the tipped the scale at 68 pounds and measured up at 68 inches - weird huh?

And thanks to the BIG Man (or women) Upstairs for holding it all together for us - you know Gregory Poole rebuilt the motor but Maxwell is the one who replaced all the hoses and everything else. Hehehe. Oh, and just so we are on the same page this season, Billy never reads these reports and anyone who shares that I occasionally poke fun at him may suffer the curse of no-fish. It truly does exist! Tight Lines!