Tag Archives: Donna Marie

Naples Longliner Donna Marie Longline Set Up

The heavy monofilament line is wrapped around the spool.  It goes up and through the blocks and out the stern of the boat with clips of mono and individual hooks on them.  Hopefully each hook has a fish on it!

Naples Longliner Donna Marie Longline Set Up, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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The Donna Marie- Naples Longliner

Other than the obvious hauling and setting from the stern of the boat can any of our commercial fishermen readers comment on any other differences between how they longline out of Naples versus Gloucester?


Donna Marie Longliner Video

Longlining explained aboard the Donna Marie.  For any commercial longliners that watch the video feel free to jump in and correct any of my mistakes from the video.  I’m not a fisherman but would like this to be as acuurate as possible.  Just leave a comment below the video if you would.

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Mark and Victor Load Wire Onto The Winch

Mark went out the other day and lost his scallop dredge in 20 fathoms of water. It must have got hung up on a rock or something big so his $5000 scallop dredge is sitting on the bottom of the ocean.

Luckily for him he has the bearings of exactly where it is located. He is loading some more wire on and heading out today with a diver to try to hook it back up. 20 fathoms is pretty deep to dive.

I’ll give an update on his luck when he gets in.