First tunas of 2011

2011-05-31 12:36:13
Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts - Saltwater Fishing Report
Stellwagen Bank
Ryan Collins

<p>Summer is here at Cape Cod, MA. The temperatures this past weekend hit 80 degrees-the tuna bite began to heat up as well.

With the Miss Loretta at the shop getting a new side scan sonar system installed, I had to resort to beach bumming it this past Monday, instead of hitting the Bank for a shot at our first tuna of 2011.

I did receive information today of two bluefins being caught. The first at the Southwest Corner and the second somewhere up on the middle of the Bank.

From what I've heard the fish were caught on live bait and a squid bar with one tuna measuring 78 inches.

Multiple sightings of giant tuna have also been trickling in.

The commercial tuna season opens this Wednesday, June 1st. I'm looking forward to getting in on the ensuing action.

Tight lines,

Captain Ryan Collins

Fish Species: Bluefin Tuna
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Method Used: Live Bait/Squid Bar
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Tuna like this 160 pounder have been seen at Stellwagen Bank and inside Cape Cod Bay.
Tuna like this 160 pounder have been seen at Stellwagen Bank and inside Cape Cod Bay.

Giant tuna have also been spotted in the waters around Cape Cod Bay.  The commercial tuna season opens Wed. June 1st.
Giant tuna have also been spotted in the waters around Cape Cod Bay. The commercial tuna season opens Wed. June 1st.

Ryan Collins

About The Author: Captain Ryan Collins

Company: Miss Loretta Fishing

Area Reporting: Cape Cod Bay, MA

Bio: I currently carry an OUPV 6 pack Coast Guard license, and am working towards my Master\'s 25 ton. I\'ve been fortunate enough to have fished Cape Cod Bay since the age of 6. My goal is to help you put more big fish in your boat, and have some fun along the way. Catch \'em up!

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