The Captain: Wasabi Sportfishing was born out of the obsession its founder, Capt. Chris Gerhart has for offshore tuna fishing. Just plain old "Chris" caught the "tuna bug" after being a guest on a charter to the Texas Tower 15 or so years ago, where he got a first hand experience fighting and landing his first tuna, a 70 pound bluefin. Some 15 years, three boats, and a thousand or so tuna later, Captain Chris is using his passion, experience, and knowledge of offshore fishing to run Wasabi Sportfishing. Captain Chris holds a USCG 50 Ton Masters license and a USCG OUPV ("six pack") charter boat license, and can be found on "Wasabi", tuna fishing 90 or so miles out at least once a week from June to November.
The Boat: "Wasabi" is a 35 Henriques Express (38 ft LOA) sportfishing boat powered by twin Cummins 370 HP diesels which deliver a comfortable ride, 25 knot cruise, and ample range. A comfortable, air conditioned cabin sleeps four with a well equiped gally. We also have top of the line safety equipment including an annually inspected Viking Life raft, Rapid Fix EPIRB with built-in GPS, Satelite Telephone, SPOT locator beacon, multiple fixed mount and hand held VHF's and GPS, Northstar 6KW open array Radar, Sirius Satelite Weather system, cold water immersion suits, USCG approved offshore life jackets with strobes, multiple bilge pumps with indicator lights and high water alarms, and much more. "wasabi" also has A 5.0 KW Westerbeke diesel generator, 32' RUPP double outriggers and center rigger. We subsribe to multiple offshore weather forecasting and sea-surface temperature reporting sites.
Tackle: We use top of the line and highly maintained Shimano Tiagra 16, Shimano Tiagra LRSA30 and LRSA50 reels, Shimano Torium 30's, Penn Torque 40 reels, and Custom made 50-100 pound Calstar "stand-up" fishing rods. Custom made Calstar jigging rods. Full line of Braid fishing products, belts and harnesses, Momoi High Catch / Jerry Brown HC Spectra line on reels.
Video: New on Wasabi we'll be using the Troll pro underwater video camera to catch the underwater action as our trolling spread gets whacked by hungry BIGEYE Tuna, Yellowfin, Bluefin, and Marlin.
Contact Captain Chris directly at 516-650-1759 to Book a Trip or for more information.