N.C. anglers catching citation tuna

citation tuna

Pirate’s Cove Marina reported 7 anglers catching citation tuna in one day

The offshore bite is hot out of Manteo, and several offshore boats reeled in citation-sized tuna on Monday, May 24, 2021. And tuna aren’t the only fish biting. Mahi and tilefish also made up a good portion of the day’s catch.

As hot as the offshore bite is, the nearshore bite is just as good. Spanish mackerel and bluefish are biting like mad.

Seven anglers fishing with boats from Pirate’s Cove Marina caught citation tuna on the day. Michela Cleveland caught an 85-pound yellowfin tuna, and Steve Cleveland boated a 111-pound yellowfin. Jackson Kendall brought a 97-pound yellowfin onboard, and Seth Conley caught a 73-pound yellowfin.

Kenny McGrady reeled in a 200-pound bigeye tuna, Travis Wilson caught a 125-pound bigeye, and Sarah Wilson also caught a 125-pound bigeye.

If you’ve been waiting for the best time to head offshore, that time is right now. Call the folks at Pirate’s Cove (252-473-3906) and they’ll point you in the right direction.

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