An Allison season for the ages.
The year 2020 will go down as one for the ages; of course, the numeral “2020” itself will probably be used mostly as an expletive, as in “Gosh you look like 2020 this morning,” or “yeah, 2020 to you too pal!”
Then again, the 2020 offshore bite was nothing to sneeze at; simply amazing, best ever action for many who made the trip east (and there were a lot of them) as the Triple Wrecks region produced great numbers of good yellowfin, many eclipsing the 70-pound mark. While there may be plenty of exotic locations around the world to catch true, trophy Allison tuna in the triple-digit weight class, in terms of sheer numbers of yellowfin the Jersey Shore was the place to be in 2020.
By the way, interesting tidbit to share; the yellowfin nickname Allison apparently comes from the name of James Allison, an American entrepreneur and founder of the Miami Aquarium in 1921. Something else to look forward to, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Allison tuna; that is, just as soon as we get out of this stinking “2020” of a year!