Hey Bobby,Can you give me your view on what would be the target for a 12 hour trip vs a 24 hour trip on Bluefin?Can you get to the YFT on either?
Well,as far as the 12 hr trips it depends on the time of year. For instance if it is during Red Snapper season they would likely get a limit of Red Snapper then go for Kings and other bottom fish. These trips catch a lot of Beeliners and Mangos.
When AJ season is open they will get a limit of AJ and then do for grouper, etc. Bottom fishing for grouper is better out of Freeport than anywhere else along the coast.
Blackfin tuna are most popular after about August 1 on into the fall. A few Blackfin are caught after the shrimpers get back out July 15 but it doesn't really get consistent until August.
The Yellowfin tuna are only targeted on the 36 hr. trips. They do some 36 hr trips to the floaters but not a whole lot of them. My guess a drawback for them is lack of sleeping amenities.
Mikey and Josh are cool dudes that I and some others here used to fish with on the Big E and are really fishy.
The best way to get an idea of what they catch is to browse their catch gallery. http://www.bluefinfreeport.com/pictures.html