Captain
Gary Cannell

Member since November 2014

Gloucester, United States

Background
Captain Gary Cannell has been fishing for 40 years, and for all that time, going after giant Bluefin Tuna is his passion. His biggest catch is a 1030 lb Bluefin Tuna, which just happened to set a new state record in New Jersey. Capt. Gary's guarantee is he will try very hard to put you on the fish and do everything in his power for you to have an amazing time. When not on the water, he spends his time in the woods of Massachusetts.
Techniques
Tuna Hunter is a 36 ft Sportfishing custom fishing machine.We start fishing for Giant Bluefin Tuna in June through Oct. Like fishing with a kite with live bait. http://www.tunahunter.com 978-407-1351

Hey, I'm Captain Gary Cannell

Gloucester, United States
Background
Captain Gary Cannell has been fishing for 40 years, and for all that time, going after giant Bluefin Tuna is his passion. His biggest catch is a 1030 lb Bluefin Tuna, which just happened to set a new state record in New Jersey. Capt. Gary's guarantee is he will try very hard to put you on the fish and do everything in his power for you to have an amazing time. When not on the water, he spends his time in the woods of Massachusetts.
Techniques
Tuna Hunter is a 36 ft Sportfishing custom fishing machine.We start fishing for Giant Bluefin Tuna in June through Oct. Like fishing with a kite with live bait. http://www.tunahunter.com 978-407-1351

My Charter Listings

Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

Gloucester
trips from US$ 650

Fishing Reports

Haddock and Whales Aboard Tuna Hunter

May 26, 2018

The Pineapple Gang, fishign with Tuna Hunter on their 15th year, was treated to not only awesome haddock fishing (we are not allowed to keep cod this year, federal regulations) - limited out on haddock - they got an… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Toano, va
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With 3 children and 3 adults we chartered with Tuna Hunter for Haddock fishing. After arriving at location we were quickly catchingt Haddock, Pollock, Cod and others.  After a couple hours we decided to switch and see if we could catch some strippers.  Captain Gary was very happy to comply with the request and we were quickly underway to catch the batefish.  The children enjoyed catching Mackeral for bait, but catching the strippers required extreem effort on the part of Cpt. Gary’s and his first mate, Ben.  They both went beyond all expectations in acheiving the goal of ensuring everyone was catching at least one keeper, expecially the children. 

We cannot say enough as to how pleased we were with our choice of boat and crew for this first time charter for the family. 

Thanks to Cpt. Gary and Ben for a wonderful day on the water and making this family vacation special for all of us!!

Fished July 2018

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Milford, Massachusetts
Went fishing on Saturday, June 23, 2018

My husband and I took an inshore fishing trip with Tuna Hunter and had a blast!  Easily caught a dozen Striped Bass, too many I lost count!  Captain Gary and First Mate Ben we’re great!  Very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about techniques and marine life/wildlife during our trip.  They were right there for us the entire time.  Couldn’t have had a better trip!  Thank you guys so much for the fantastic day!  Highly recommend :-)

Fished June 2018

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Gary Cannell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Was great fishing with you on Tuna Hunter Charters in Gloucester Ma.hope you enjoyed eating your great catch !


United States
Went fishing on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Our trip with Captain Gary on the Tuna Hunter was the best fishing trip I’ve ever been on. He and his mate were truly awesome. We caught Mackerel for bait on the way out which was a ton of fun on its own but also caught Haddock, Pollock, and Cod throughout the day. Superb table fair we enjoyed for dinner at the hotel restaurant. Once off shore we caught four huge blue sharks from eight to ten feet in length and 125 to close to 300 pounds and hooked up with two others! Then as if all that wasn’t enough I then caught my dream of a lifetime a seven foot 150 pound Mako! Unbelievable day. Then just before heading in we had another huge bite and hooked up with the ultimate powerhouse, a giant Bluefin Tuna. After a long and grueling fight from all on board, we tagged and released the Bluefin which was over 800 pounds. This was truly an epic trip with a truly epic charter captain and crew. Book your adventure with Captain Gary on the Tuna Hunter - its the best money you will ever invest in your dreams of big big fish. Thanks again Captain! Remember take tons of pictures and if possible release those fish to fight another day pass it on down. Jim & Dee, Powhatan, VA

Fished August 2017

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Gary Cannell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A pleasure to fish with these guys - Jim is now our official chummer - excellent job!