Dean Ween hits the high seas again!

By on April 4, 2011

Dean Ween, guitarist of long running avant-pop band WEEN has been fishing
his whole life. In recent years he got his captain’s license for small
craft and now has gotten his captain’s license for damned big craft! He’s
begun taking charters out fishing his home turf, the Delaware River
already and will be taking charters out on the Atlantic Ocean out of
Neptune NJ later this Spring. I’m hoping you’d consider interview this
underground rock legend about this anomalous obsession. Here’s his first
fishing report for 2011:

We just got back from an amazing fishing trip for Bluefin tuna on the
“Tuna Duck” out of Hatteras Inlet, NC. My good friend Nick Honachefsky was
writing a cover story for Saltwater Sportsman Magazine on jigging and
popping giant Tuna and I was lucky enough to get to tag along and fish as
well. We had some very sharp anglers on the boat in Sami Ghandour and his
partner Paul Chua who together own Saltywater Tackle Co. These guys have
been involved in importing the top jigging tackle from Japan as this style
of fishing has gained popularity. After witnessing it firsthand I think
it’s safe to predict that the days of fighting these fish on 130 wide
reels are numbered. This is a fun and effective way to land these fish
instead of just trolling around and watching someone fight a fish for
hours in a fighting chair. We left the inlet at sunrise on saturday to be
greeted with 8 foot seas that eventually subsided a little throughout the
day. the good news is that we were on a 55 foot boat and it kept a lot of
other smaller boats off the water, we pretty much had the tuna grounds all
to ourselves. We had constant action with small Blackfin Tuna and False
Albacore and we also managed to bring 5 Bluefin to the deck, all about
90-100 lbs. I had the first fish of the day at about 100 lbs and we
finished the day going 5 for 8 on Bluefin and released all our fish.
Sunday was a different story with beautiful weather and light seas and a
lot of boats. We boated another 5 fish including 2 fish over 200 lbs. Sami
managed to bring his 250 lb. beast to the deck in only 12 minutes on a 5
foot spinning rod matched with a Shimano Stella 20000. He is about my size
and weighs probably 25 lbs. less, watching him put the boots to this beast
of a fish was one of the more impressive rounds of angling I’ve ever
witnessed and I learned a lot from this guy. hopefully we get to fish
again together. Attached are some pictures (available upon request) and

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