Great Time Fishing in North Lake, Canada with Capt Bruce
Enjoy a unique fishing trip in North Lake, Canada aboard the 42 feet Neptuna Trawler for up to 7 people. Rate starts at $1,500 CAD per day. Rates • Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charter - Full Day(Mid July - October 31st): $1,500 for up to 7 People Coastal Tour/Deep Sea Fishing (August; 9:00am & 1:00pm) • Adult: $40 per person • Child 12 and under): $30 What You Can Expect: Giant Bluefin Tuna Fishing Bluefin Tuna fishing charters consist of trolling and drifting to hook into a Giant Bluefin Tuna. Bluefin are found throughout the Atlantic and Pacific ocean but this migratory fish species is known to inhabit the south Atlantic as well. The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is also known as the Northern Bluefin Tuna. Even though the Bluefin Tuna is over-fished in certain parts of the world, we here in Prince Edward Island are heavily regulated and we’re only allowed to catch one tuna for the year commercially, which is why we catch and release on our Bluefin Tuna fishing charters, because North Lake Charters wants to conserve our industry. The entire Canada quota is about 500 metric tons and places in Italy or Spain catch more tuna in one year than Canada would catch in a lifetime. Worldwide thousands of tons of Bluefin Tuna are caught by fishermen annually and North Lake Charters knows where the fish are and gives you the best chance of landing that giant Bluefin Tuna. Most fish are cold-blooded animals. Tuna and mackerel are warm-blooded, so they are able to regulate their body temperatures. Warm-blooded fish have organs called “retia mirabilia” which supply and drain blood to and from the muscles. These retia mirabilia consist of very small veins and arteries, which allow its system to act as a heat exchanger. Warmth in the veins returns for fresh oxygen and comes in close proximity with newly oxygenated, cold blood in the arteries; this acts as a counter-current exchanger of heat from the blood in the veins to the colder, arterial blood, rather than that warm blood being lost through the gills. This causes the fish’s body temperature to increase as much as 20 degrees C (36 F) for fish from colder water and less in fish from warmer water. The Bluefin Tuna’s ability to regulate its body temperature enables its hunting range to not be limited by water temperature or climatic changes. Additional heat provided to its muscles gives the Tuna power and speed, which enables it to hunt species like mackerel, herring and squid, which slower predators can’t catch. The Bluefin Tuna has been clocked at over 30 miles per hour! The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna lives in the open sea primarily in the northern Atlantic and prefers temperate seas, but its range includes the tropics and coastal areas, as well. Bluefin Tuna typically live in warmer seas from the water surface to about 650 feet, but have been known to go as deep as 1800 feet. The diet of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna consists of small schools of fish and squid, as well as red crabs, krill and species known as “sessile” animals, which are attached to the ocean floor at their base and are, therefore, unable to move around freely in the ocean. The Atlantic’s larger Giant Atlantic Bluefin Tuna are regularly seen and can grow up to almost 10 feet in length and 1000 pounds in weight. Deep Sea Adventures Join us for an "On the Water" sightseeing tour off the coast of Eastern Prince Edward Island. Try your hand at mackerel fishing, jigging or stand back and watch out for whales, seabirds, seals, sunfish and seen more and more often; Leather back turtles. There is so much marine life to see in Eastern PEI. What To Expect Onboard: the F/V Neptuna, a 42ft with a fiberglass Provincial marine hull powered by a 430 Cummins diesel engine. It is fully equipped with up to date marine electronics, bunks, a bathroom, galley, a sunroof, an oil furnace, a microwave, a coffee maker, and plenty of seating. The F/V Neptuna is approved by Transport Canada to meet all safety requirements.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 7 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Captain Bruce Keus is a 3rd generation fisherman with 22 years fishing experience and 16 years as Captain. Bruce is licensed to fish for lobster, tuna, herring, mackerel, ground fish, squid and oysters and holds a fishing master 4 ticket which is the same as a 100 ton ticket and operates lobster and tuna charters. Bruce has worked with Brian Skerry, a diver and photographer for National Geographic Society, who has photographed many tunas, as well as Barbara Block, a California scientist who does the Tag-A-Giant Foundation, Mike Stokesbury, a scientist from Dal University and Rich Rosenetal, a diver and award-winning cinematographer.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fish Finder
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- Cuddy Cabin
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.