Hot Tuna Charter offers canyon and inshore fishing trips, as well as inshore cruises. Departing from NC in the winter/spring and NJ in summer/fall, we are available for tournament and recreational fishing. Novice and experienced anglers are welcome. The big game fish we chase include tuna, marlin, shark, bluefish, striped bass, bonito, and dolphin (mahi-mahi).
Hot Tuna was awarded 1st place Overall Blue Marlin Champion in a Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club Invitational tournament. Ninety-two boats participated. The winning fish was caught in 1000 fathoms between Wilmington and Baltimore Canyon. The Hot Tuna lost one 30 feet from the boat (stainless hook bent--no longer allow them on the boat) just South of Hudson Canyon at 500 fathoms. Both estimated to be in the 250-300 range.
Captains Bob Gerkens piloted the Hot Tuna to victory in a Summer-long Shoot Out Tournament between the Northeast Blackfins and Bertrams. Hot Tuna finished the tournament as the "Top Boat" with catches that included tuna and marlin.
"Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my daddy."