Time for the Giant Bluefin Tuna to show themselves here in the cold waters of the North Atlantic. We’re back in Nova Scotia to do some catch and release. Blue sky, light winds, and 50 degree air makes for some ideal conditions this morning. Now we just have to go to sea and find the bite…
Any photo I post today, other than a tuna fish, is not a good sign. That’s what can happen on the first day of a short season. We explored the grounds on day one and didn’t get a bite.
A pretty day and a beautiful sunset.
Lots of marine scenes around the wharf.
Tuna, no. But the Herring have made a showing and the gill net fleet is starting to pick away at the early arrivals.
A raised deck made of fish boxes makes for a place to shake the nets and pour the fish.
A group of Herring boats, a rolling sea, and a slow exposure creates a sea of string light.
First in the rotation in the chair today is Capt. Gene VanDer Hoek. Mark and Anthony couldn’t be any happier.
Bites at sunset make for a spectacular backdrop.
One of the many benefits of fishing aboard a commercial vessel, is the full sized patio gas grill on the aft deck. Mark the grill master at work.
Hauling back at dawn revealed a nice patch of herring from the gravel bottom.
All the way from Alaska, Capt. Crusty gets it done just after sunset.
Hammer time for Mark in the chair. Poor fish didn’t stand a chance. Turned out to be a nice one. See below…
With nothing of reference it’s hard to tell, but this fish would have likely tipped the scales over 850lbs. The crew popped in the Sat tag and sent it on it’s way.
More Herring boat art. Tonight I added some blue glow in the water from the floodlights during this 4″ exposure.
Herring row, three ways. In various stages of maturity and color.