It’s a true statement that “There are no Tuna in Pittsburgh”. You can fish your whole life in the burgh and I can guarantee that you will not hook into one! We seem to always make blog posts on how and where to fish in the Western Pennsylvania region but ignore the best option when the fishing is slow … that option is do NOT fish around here… take a trip and go where the fish are active! I just got back from a great trip to the Gulf of Mexico for a two day Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi trip. Every couple years I get invited to Dauphin Island Alabama to visit friends and associates and sample the great fishing that the gulf has to offer. Last year, around this time, the Gulf coast was under siege of the Deep Water Horizon oil rig spill that all but shut down the fishing industry in the gulf. After it was all said and done, the damage to the marsh and Gulf was not near what the government and media led us all to believe. The spill equated to one drop of water in a large bath tub and did nothing to damage this great fishery! The fishing is back and better than I have ever seen. Our journey led us out to sea about 6 hours into the gulf in roughly 5000 feet of water. Bonita were busting the surface everywhere around the different oil rigs we fished and the gamefish were close by. It was an incredible two day experience with at least 5 or 6 Yellowfin Tuna landed that were all in the 100lbs class.. several large Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Shark, and even some smaller Blackfin Tuna. If you have a chance to get out of the Burgh, I would highly recommend Captain Mike Thierry of Dauphin Island Alabama ( or on Facebook (Capt. Mike’s Deep Sea Fishing Inc.) Also a special thanks to Quality Valve Inc., of Mobile AL, for making this trip possible again.

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