2005 Recap

Well another great season is behind Reel Attitude. We started at the beginning of June for bass and finished up the end of October with tuna. In June we traveled to Martha’s Vineyard to Toms shoal and around Wasque Point as the water temperatures continued to warm and produce large numbers of


38” plus striped Bass. Chad Sterns charter in June boated 20 bass and 4 Bluefish. We continued to fish around this area for most of June and averaged 20-30 fish a day with the largest striped bass coming to the scales at 48lbs.


As July hit so did the water temperature and the sand eels moved in off of Chatham and Nantucket. The Allen Harbor Marina Tournament took place on July 2 and our angler won the award for most fish caught. July continued hot as we hit the canyons and fished for white marlin, dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore and School Bluefin Tuna. The canyons started slow for lack of good concentrations of bait but by mid month we had the temperature breaks and fishing took off.


Reel Attitude landed numerous, Yellowfin, Albacore, Mahi-Mahi and White Marlin. This is a great trip for those who want the offshore big game fishing experience with warm tropic waters and the potential of blue marlin or even Wahoo. Our Inshore fishing continued with Chick Ramsey joining us from Freeport Maine for striped bass/bluefish.  Leon Fridmars team joined us well and continued to hammer out big bass and slammer Bluefish.


August started out with Bob Allen taking out his grandson who not only caught his first large striper but hooked into a Bluefin Tuna which we eventually lost on bass tackle. We even used his grandson’s lures with great success. July and August also saw the football Bluefin Tuna take off. We caught 212 Football Tuna from 40lbs to 118lbs.Most anglers released them to help our Bluefin population continue to grow. We had days that saw us catch 20 football Bluefin Tuna.


We used various trolling styles and rigs to continue bringing them in right into the end of October. Our combination striped bass and inshore tuna trips made an exciting trip for many of our charters this year. In September we had three charters one of which was Rob Mitchell whose group scored an IGFA Atlantic Inshore Grand Slam. We did this while fishing off of Tuckernuck Island on the backside of Nantucket. The Atlantic Inshore grand slam requires you catch three out of five designated fish the same day.


Our customers had many wonderful fishing experiences and we want to say thanks to all of you who chartered with us and look forward to being with you again in 2006. Until then tight lines …..Capt Eddie