Relentless Lands First White Marlin For 2016 Season

 

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Cpt Chris Hertrich and mate Will Wildeburgh caught and released this white marlin Sunday morning aboard Relentless

The first white marlin was landed on Sunday by the crew of the relentless and a couple of friends.  Captain Chris Hertrich took two of his friends Dana DuQuette and  Matt Dammeyer, ” I had a hell of a weekend offshore.  Cpt Chris Hertrich and mate Will Wildeburgh caught and released this white marlin Sunday morning. We were told it was the first for DE this season. We had one hell of a yellow fin and mahi catch and stayed up all night sharkin’ landing a blue dog shark and a hammerhead.  Capt. Chris is a true professional,  and had us on the fish ten minutes after we got out there ” …. Matt D

Captain Chris Hertrich said they were between the Poormans and Baltimore canyons in sixty eight to seventy degree water.  I asked about the gear but in his line of work that is a bit of a guarded secret and taboo to ask.  Normally the Relentless does hook and line commercial tuna, sword, and wahoo fishing with federal permits.  “We do it like everyone else with hook and line, we just stay out for four to five straight days.  It was Dana and Matt’s first trip off shore so they got a trip of a lifetime, but we only went for one day.”  They managed some nice mahi, and yellow fin to bring back to the docks.

 

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Matt Dammeyer, Will WIldbergh, Chris Hetrich, Chris Dudley, and Dana DuQuette with tier haul  fishing the Relentless Sunday
Matt Dammeyer, Will WIldbergh, Chris Hetrich, Chris Dudley, and Dana DuQuette with tier haul fishing the Relentless Sunday

Nice to see the offshore action is picking up.  Another big eye was brought to the docks in Ocean City Maryland, that brings the tally up to two.  The Norfolk area is on fire with yellow fin.   Shark action has been decent with some sharks slamming fish on the retrieve.  Start looking for boats to book now.  The action is hot and everyone has tuna fever, boats will and are booking fast.  I know guys that went over a hundred nautical miles to get on the bite.  I have to add, make friends with commercial tuna fishermen, to my list of things to do this summer to catch more fish.

Fish On!!

Rich King

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