George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA: GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA
“Epic” is the best word that describes Poveromo’s September trip to Prince Edward Island. This is giant tuna time, as droves of the largest bluefins migrate out of the Gulf of Mexico and into these forage-rich waters, simply to gorge on massive herring concentrations. For two months – September and October – anglers have excellent chances at catching and releasing these giants. Poveromo was the guest of local captain Mark Jenkins with Top Notch Tuna Charters. This is big tackle country, and Poveromo brought up his Penn International 130s and bent-butt chair rods. Under perfect weather, they cruise some 17 miles to a bank in 80 feet of water, as herring boats tend their nets. Drifting and chumming with whole herring, it didn’t take long for the monsters to rise to the boat. The team went on to catch four giants, three of which were released. To fulfill the captain’s annual kill tag prior to it expiring, Poveromo boated one of his fish – a 701 pounder! Poveromo and crew stayed at the Rodd Brudenell Hotel and Resort.