take you on a light tackle fishing
charter for Tuna or Sharks on our 33' Adventure.
Tuna and shark fishing trips can be very exciting and
will test tackle to its utmost, especially
From mid-summer to fall, tuna can be found in
the waters of Block Island Sound and Rhode
Island sound. In the early part of the
season we troll daisy chains, squid bars,
and cedar plugs for these fish in offshore
waters. As the tunas settle in, we will
chunk for them with bait. If they appear on
the inshore grounds, they typically wonít
take the trolled lures in the shallower
water; it's necessary to get close enough to
cast small topwater plugs or metal lures.
Either way, nothing can compare to the speed
at which any species of tuna can peel line
off your reel. They are the fastest
gamefish in Rhode Island waters and are so
much fun to fight. If we see tunas on the
inshore grounds during a Striper Charter, we
will go after them if our clients have the
skill at casting with spinning gear. If we
expect them around the inshore grounds, a
trip on our smaller boat can be switched to
target these fish instead of whatever trip
We had good numbers of false albacore, and bonito in the waters
west of Point Judith in 2009, and bonito out
at Block Island right through October.
The enormous schools of bait kept them there
for a few weeks in late August, and the
fishing was both spectacular and
frustrating. Some days we could pull
in 6 or 10 fish, and other
days they were so skittish you could only
hook a few. Of course, as more boats show
up to chase them, it makes the fish more
skittish, especially since many anglers
donít understand how to approach breaking
tunas. Bringing up the boat, stopping and
casting to breaking fish, have a hook up and
the reel starts screaming... I just love
this stuff, can't get enough, it's
Our preferred way to catch tuna is chasing
them with light tackle on our Aces Wild 2 25'
center wheelhouse boat. It is definitely
Shark fishing usually begins sometime in
August when the waters have warmed enough
for numbers of them to appear. We drift and
chum for sharks and use what for us is
heavier tackle (50lb class rods and reels).
It can be very exciting when you hook a big
Mako and the shark jumps out of the water
several times during the fight. Or you
catch a mean old blue shark who has no
intention of ever letting you get him to the
boat. The real excitement is when you get a
keeper shark up to the boat and he needs to
be tail wrapped-- that can be very
interesting but still fun.
Regulations allow us to keep one of any
species of shark per trip. We will fillet
and clean any edible sharks or tunas before
you leave the dock. Regulations allow us
to keep one school and two medium size
bluefin Tunas per trip. There is no limit
on bonita or false albacore, but the albies
are mainly a gamefish and only good if you
use a smoker to cook them.
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Nice Light Tackle Bluefin tuna.
Mako shark jumped out of water.
10lb Fly Rod Albie Tuna.
Angry 150lb Blue Shark on the line.
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