Tuna fishing is heating up on Stellwegan Bank in July. Normaly, when the fish first arrive in our waters (late May early June) the tune bite is hot for a few weeks as the generally arrive here hungry. As a result, June tends to be a good month to hook up but not this season, it has been a pretty slowly for most. On the flip side (from personal experience) July has typically been a slow month. Things are changing this season as the bite around Stellwegan bank has picked up considerably the past two weeks. So far July 2011 has been the hot month for tuna fishing (and the weather). All kinds of fishing methods have been producing fish. Live bait on a kite or balloon, trolling squid rigs, diver lures, jigging and a few top secret methods that can’t be discussed here 🙂
The Trophy category remains open for the recreational anglers so I continue my quest to land a giant. Of course in the meantime if I’m lucky enough to land slot fish while trying I won’t be complaining. This beauty was caught on a spreader bar at 8:30am July 22, 2011 on Stellwegan bank.