Most all Texas crews have been focused on yard work or hunting, but there has been an incredible yellowfin tuna bite for the fishermen that have found the time to venture out. After the numerous storms that came ashore in the Gulf this fall, we experienced an abundance of green/freshwater that covered a large portion of the fishing grounds off the Texas coast and lingered for a couple months. Fortunately, there were a few spar rigs and drill ships farther offshore that produced plenty of large yellowfin through the end of the year.
March 24, 2020 — InTheBite’s On The Docks editor Kevin Deerman sent us this short video of seven boats — Princess Lily, Stacked Up, Blackhawk, Artemis, Auspicious, Mama Who and Draggin Up — leaving the DR this morning heading back to U.S ports due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 Virus.
The boats are running 10 knots to conserve on fuel. The plan is to clear customs and refuel in Long Island at Flying Fish Marina which has 20,000 gallons on hand.
We wish them all a safe journey as they return home to their families.