Fish Report for 6-9-2024

Day of days

Tim Ekstrom

Big day on trophy bluefin rivaling any of the legendary hits of old in far south regions. Though apples and oranges when comparing giant yellowfin/bluefin strength and character in the size category the opportunity today was as good as they come. What a hit. All morning long steady chances at bluefin from 220-250 pounds was the theme. And this group of fine, well prepared, veteran big fish anglers made good on the rare fortune. Finishing off the morning with a dozen bluefin from 218-245 pounds and a couple other “shrimps” at 170 and 185 we headed down to another zone to top off the day with a round or two on hundred pounders for the night. And, as so often occurs when good fortune is on one’s side, we had a heck of a night on those too; the perfect complement to an epic morning in absolutely stunning, beautiful weather. Laden with fresh bluefin tucked safely away in the RSW tanks we’ll pull the throttle back a bit tomorrow seeking a few more trophies and perhaps some variety to cap off the trip. 

Photo today rightly features Royal Star legend and dear friend “Dr. Dave” Hall with one of his several trophies landed. This beauty weighed in at a portly 245.