Sharks & Tuna & Bluefish, Oh My!
|Hooking a giant
bluefin tuna*, one of
the most powerful fish in the ocean, (up to
1,000 pounds) is a never to be forgotten
Sharks in the gulf of Maine are
roamers - they will travel great distances in a
day. They also have a very acute sense of smell..
Sharks can detect blood and fish oil in such small
amounts as one part per million in the ocean!
At times the sharks will be drawn
right up to the boat. This is when hooking up on a fly
rod is possible. Bait and switch tactics are very
As the shark comes into the chum slick a
few pieces of cut bait are tossed over the side. After
the bait has been eaten the fly is dropped in front of
the shark. All but a few sharks are tagged and
Hooking a giant bluefin tuna*, one of the most powerful fish
in the ocean, (up to 1,000 pounds) is also a never to
be forgotten experience!