OFFSHORE CANYON TUNA FISHING
Our target species are Yellowfin and Albacore tuna. Occasionally, we also catch Allison and Bigeye tuna, Swordfish, Mahi-Mahi, White Marlin and Mako shark.
We tuna fish at one of the famous New Jersey offshore canyons such as the Hudson Canyon, Toms Canyon and the Lindenkohl Canyon. When we get to the Canyons, locate fish and get the anchor set, the mates will throw cut up pieces of bait into the water starting a chum slick. This attracts the tuna to the boat. Anglers can then either drift baited hooks in the slick (chunking) or jig for tuna. Sometimes during daylight hours and into the late afternoon, we find trolling an effective method of catching fish.
Check out our Stand-up Fishing Guide to learn more about how we fish for tuna aboard the VOYAGER. Our guide is chock full of information about the fish, the bait, the tackle and the stand-up style of fishing we do. We want you to know how we run our trips and what to expect... you will have a better and more productive time.
For those of you not familiar with her, the VOYAGER is an 85 x 22-foot aluminum supercruiser. We recently installed new Lugger® turbocharged diesel engines, and new Northern Lights® power generators. Some of her amenities include a full galley, heated cabin with booth seating, below deck heated and air conditioned bunkroom, heated handrails for winter fishing, and an upper sundeck with plenty of seating. Overall, the VOYAGER is fast, clean and comfortable with plenty of fishing room.
Our dock at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ is only a ten-minute drive from Exit 98 on the Garden State Parkway. The real benefit is that our homeport is close to the fishing grounds and the riding time to the offshore grounds is only about four hours. An added benefit of the shorter ride is that it gives us more time and range to fish the southern offshore canyons, and gives us more flexibility when it comes to staying for a 'late bite'.
A number of anglers have commented that they prefer a boat with fewer people and more fishing room. Depending on the trip, we strictly limit our tuna fishing to 22 people aboard the 85-foot VOYAGER. This gives everyone plenty of room to fish and produces far fewer line tangles. And this puts more fish in the boat!
● See our Trips & Tackle page for trip descriptions, fares and recommended tackle
● Our Trip Calendar page has the dates and available spots for our canyon tuna fishing trips
● Book your spot on one of our tuna trips on our Reservations page
If you don't have your own stand-up tuna rod and reel, we can rent you a setup for your trip. We offer new Penn two-speed reels loaded with premium Momoi monofilament line and matching Penn rods. The two-speed reels will help both novices and seasoned veterans alike to reel in that final 50 feet of line where so many fish are lost.
We offer better quality fishing trips for everyone and we hope you will join us during our 2014 tuna fishing season!