Vertical Jigging For Bluefins!

My group wanted to test their tackle, strength, and angling skills today.

These guys fish a lot, and brought their own stand of jigging tackle, and high hopes of wrestling a few of the abundant bluefin tunas that have been present off Hatteras for weeks now. We had a lot of bites, and most of them got away, but we did manage to land four. Their sizes ranged from the one pictured, which was 58" and 135 pounds, to one that was over 70", and in the 200-225 pound range. They were a handful on that gear. The other boats in the area that were trolling had all the action they wanted as well.

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