We had the Sales family from Waterloo, IA who are relatives of my wife, Capt. Diana out today for a 10 hour inshore Bluefin trip and what a trip it was. We started out north of the fleet trolling as we took our time running out this morning as it was a little bumpy and most of the group had never been saltwater fishing before and I did not want anyone to get sick. We deployed the standard Bluefin spread I used over the last 15 years or so with a planner rod and a couple of lures with large Ballyhoo wwwwwwwback and then some. Eventually we put out some baits on our short riggers hoping we might attract a Yellowfin bite as we heard some nice size 60-70 lb. ones were caught not too far from our location. With not much happening for us on the troll we decided to go to plan B which was to drop some jigs down to see what would happen because at various times we had seen some great tuna and bait marks right along the bottom. It was only a matter of a minute before we were hooked up. We ended up with 8 nice Bluefin all over 50 inches and we kept our legal one that weighed 78 pounds. We estimated a few of the released bluefins were close to 90 pounds. Not a bad day and we are having the whole family over tonight for Sashimi.
Caveman Sportfishing Charters is proud to announce we will be part of charter boat operations on Captain Tim Smith’s boat, The Bodacious, for the upcoming 2021 season. Like last season, Captains John & Diana Sowerby, along with Captain Ray Pastella, will be part of the team. The Bodacious is a custom 55-foot Carolina sport fisher that offers an upscale interior and an extraordinary smooth ride (thanks to its world-renowned Carolina hull). The deep vee Carolina hull with the distinctive Carolina flare (or Harkers Island Flare as it is often referred to) throws water away from hull, especially in rough conditions like those seen off the Outer Banks.
We promise you will love fishing on The Bodacious, with all the comforts a Carolina custom hand-crafted boat provides. We will be docked at the same great location in Wildwood, NJ where we were last season with multiple restaurants within walking distance of the marina. Without question The Bodacious is one of the finest deluxe charter boats in South Jersey. Between the two of them, Captains Tim and John have over 70 years of fishing experience in the offshore waters of the mid-Atlantic region and consistently strive to make your fishing trips not just successful, but memorable as well.