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Charter trip,, canyons or not???

Hey y'all
Me and the guys are looking to catch some yellowfin tuna and mahi.
I've called a few boats about the canyon trips and they all push you to go
For the 30 hour overnight trip and I'm just wondering if anyone has ever gone
On one of those, cause if I'm spending over 3grand I better not get skunked out there.
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Jersey Canyon trips are hit or miss at best. Save your money & go to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

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It can be hit or miss. I have been on many boat rides. Early season bite has been more consistent. The early season the bite is on the troll during the day and late season there is chunk/jig bite.
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Yeah the trips ain't cheap and I tell you what, makes my stomach hurt to think of handing over that kind of money to come back empty handed. I have also been looking at a few of the inshore mahi day trips out of NJ. Just want to go out and put fish in the boat. I don't have a problem paying for the canyon trip if I was more sure we would limit out ( 3 )on yellow's fin
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Jersey Canyon trips are hit or miss at best. Save your money & go to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
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Jersey Canyon trips are hit or miss at best. Save your money & go to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
No doubt, the best way to go. Less then 1/2 the money and mahi like NJ has blues.

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Hey y'all
Me and the guys are looking to catch some yellowfin tuna and mahi.
I've called a few boats about the canyon trips and they all push you to go
For the 30 hour overnight trip and I'm just wondering if anyone has ever gone
On one of those, cause if I'm spending over 3grand I better not get skunked out there.
If you go with a reputable boat you should catch something. At least some albies. They push the overnighter because 1) they make more money and 2) they have a better chance of putting fish in the boat. Like others have said sometimes the bite is on the troll and not the chunk or vise versa. The overnighter gives you a chance at both. Also, on the chunk you have a chance at a mako or even the possibility of a sword. If you haven't experienced offshore quit worrying about what you catch and just go for the experience. You see things offshore that most just dream about.

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Offshore is for the fun and experience! It can be a slow troll if the fish arent hitting that great, but other times its a blast and the time flies by way to fast when your nailing them. Its the same as hunting...you never no how it will be until you go. You may get skunked but you may not. There are so many awesome things to see 30-50 miles offshore that will make an empty fish box worth it. Shark fishing can be a blast during the night. The is not a more exciting wake up call than hearing a reel scream as line is being peeled off and everyone is yelling. Just be ready to get addicited once you go and have a good trip!
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Found a day trip in my price range, I know the overnighter is better odds but just can't drop that kind of money. Gonna go with the day trip to the canyons and then maybe next year I can go for the overnighter.
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Found a day trip in my price range, I know the overnighter is better odds but just can't drop that kind of money. Gonna go with the day trip to the canyons and then maybe next year I can go for the overnighter.
Sounds great. Offshore is not for everyone and only way to know if its for you is to try it. I wish you the best of luck on your trip.

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