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#1 Kilsong

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:34 PM

I talked with Capt Spenser of the Tightlinetours.com today.
He said smaller tuna in `150 lb - 300 lb are abundant now.
Where do they come from ?

I got many emails asking questions of giant fishing in PEI.
The most frequent question is when is the prime time of giant in PEI.
Capt Greg said tuna show up there from July.
I am going up there in July next year when Capt Greg called me to come.
Japanese fishermen had good catches fishing in early-mid Aug this year. However fishing slowed down until the end of Aug after Japanese fishermen left.

Based on my two years' experience in PEI, the prime time to fish in PEI is when herring move in the area. They usually show up in late Aug and stay there until the end of Sept for spawning. That means the prime time for giant in PEI is from late Aug to early-mid Oct.

The other frequent question is how many giant they can land giant a day.
The regulation is you can catch/release one giant a day.
However, I observed that some charter boats operate two half day charters a day. So if you charter an all day trip, in a sense, your charter is regarded as two half day charters and your group can catch/release two giant a day.

I heard there were 7 operations for recreational fishing in PEI this year.
I fished with
Capt Greg and Capt Spenser of www.tightlinetours.com,
Capt Tony and Capt Brad of www.tonystunafishing.com
and Capt Darren of www.paradiseontheseaadventures.com

I am very satisfied with their services and I can recommend them to other fishermen without any hesitations.

Giant tuna season in PEI is one year away, but most good days in Sept are gone already.
If you like to fish giant in PEI next year, it is better to call now before it is too late.




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