The Sea-J on Dock 3 in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Sea-J running in after a successful day tuna fishing

2017 is upon us and so are bookings for Nalu Charters.  This summer is sure to be an exciting one for tuna fishing. As many know, Nalu Charters ups the ante from a typical charter by providing an experience that allows anglers to participate to any level they wish.  New albacore fisherman looking to learn the basics?  Check! Experienced angler looking to up your game with different techniques? Check! We troll, chum, fish swimbaits, fish dead bait, and our favorite and specialty; ripping Shimano Butterfly jigs and pinning fish deep.

Over the last several years I have been fortunate enough to build up a decent amount of repeat business. In addition to the pre-booked dates, I have a certain amount of dates that are open for this summer. These dates usually book up by about the end of February, or March. If you are interested, please e-mail me at and I will get back to you as quick as I can.

Details: The boat operates on a full load basis- meaning 4 customers. Cost per trip is $1600 for the boat- up to 4. I can and WILL put together groups, but the boat must be full to go. Individuals are paired up on open days first to fill a boat. Ice is now provided as part of the package, both for the day on the boat as well as transporting of your fish home.

Trip consists of departing Depoe Bay at first light and heading towards the tuna grounds. Reasonable distance is typically when fish are within 50 miles of port. Depending on the time of year, and the best success style, we employ traditional troll gear, casting gear with conventional, as well as spinning rods, and butterfly jigging. Trips and style is often catered towards the preference of the anglers on board. Each trip can be considered a "seminar" in that everything is attempted to be explained, and rationale for "why" we fish the way we do is gone over. Fish are bled, iced, and stored in such a way as to keep the catch quality premium.

Vessel: The charter vessel is a 2005 Grady White 282 powered by twin Yamaha 225 four stroke outboards. A full complement of safety gear including twin 12" chartplotters, EPIRB, liferaft, and communication is aboard and available. There is seating for 6 people, and plenty of storage. For those that operate their own boat or are looking to learn how to tuna fish, Nalu Charters offers a premium experience that closely matches the style of a high end recreational vessel. 

Gear: Top quality tackle and gear is supplied. G Loomis troll rods matched with Shimano Talica 12, 2 speed reels, G Loomis casting and spinning rods matched with Shimano Saragosa 8000 spinning reels or Shimano Tyrnos 10 conventional reels. For Butterfly Jigging Shimano Trevala F-Series and S-Series rods matched to Shimano Trinidad 16NA reels round out the gear. All of the gear is hand picked to provide the very best performance and action available.