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#10987793 - 07/19/15 09:46 PM Tuna cut bait
Kbjames Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 51
Does anyone who fishes offshore live in Dallas that can bring me some good red meat fish. Looking for cut bait for a tuna trip in next few weeks. I'll pay for the cut bait but needs to be red meat fish. Thanks and you can just private message me.

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#10987979 - 07/19/15 11:45 PM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Kbjames]
Day0ne Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 284
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Try the Asian grocery stores. I like Hiep Thai on Walnut at Jupiter in Garland.
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#10988125 - 07/20/15 07:22 AM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Kbjames]
tunatamer Offline
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Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 1149
Loc: El Rancho Jones
Originally Posted By: Kbjames
Does anyone who fishes offshore live in Dallas that can bring me some good red meat fish. Looking for cut bait for a tuna trip in next few weeks. I'll pay for the cut bait but needs to be red meat fish. Thanks and you can just private message me.


Why don't you go down to the thread on TX Griz fishing trip that's coming up in a couple of weeks and see if some of those guys are willing to catch and bring back some bonito for you.

They can be bribed ... peep
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#10988549 - 07/20/15 10:34 AM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: tunatamer]
TOO Offline
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Registered: 06/06/02
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: tunatamer
Originally Posted By: Kbjames
Does anyone who fishes offshore live in Dallas that can bring me some good red meat fish. Looking for cut bait for a tuna trip in next few weeks. I'll pay for the cut bait but needs to be red meat fish. Thanks and you can just private message me.


Why don't you go down to the thread on TX Griz fishing trip that's coming up in a couple of weeks and see if some of those guys are willing to catch and bring back some bonito for you.

They can be bribed ... peep


Every once in a while a truly brilliant idea is dropped amongst us peasants. This qualifies, especially if the bribing does happen. grin
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#10988900 - 07/20/15 12:59 PM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: TOO]
lite-liner Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6447
Loc: Fulton, Texas
Originally Posted By: TOO
Originally Posted By: tunatamer
Originally Posted By: Kbjames
Does anyone who fishes offshore live in Dallas that can bring me some good red meat fish. Looking for cut bait for a tuna trip in next few weeks. I'll pay for the cut bait but needs to be red meat fish. Thanks and you can just private message me.


Why don't you go down to the thread on TX Griz fishing trip that's coming up in a couple of weeks and see if some of those guys are willing to catch and bring back some bonito for you.

They can be bribed ... peep


Every once in a while a truly brilliant idea is dropped amongst us peasants. This qualifies, especially if the bribing does happen. grin


I'd be glad to bring back some bonito meat, but If you're going tuna fishing They'll want fresh stuff. most popular way is is to sacrifice the first 2-3 blackfin you catch to chunk-bait.
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#10989232 - 07/20/15 04:09 PM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Kbjames]
grescobia Offline
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Loc: tyler,texas
ditto

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#10989658 - 07/20/15 07:26 PM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: lite-liner]
tunatamer Offline
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Originally Posted By: lite-liner
I'd be glad to bring back some bonito meat, but If you're going tuna fishing They'll want fresh stuff. most popular way is is to sacrifice the first 2-3 blackfin you catch to chunk-bait.


This is true if this "tuna trip" was a floater trip for Yellowfins but he didn't say.

If the trip is for blackfins behind shrimpers we use frozen bonito all the time and it works fine. In fact we usually keep the first few of the bonito we catch for chunking ..... if we don't have fresh shrimper cull. The bonito won't hit bonito . I don't know how the can tell the difference but they can.
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#10991259 - 07/21/15 12:35 PM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Kbjames]
Kbjames Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 51
I'm
Fishing floaters out in deep water. The shrimp boat fishing is usually in October for me. We go for two days at a time and just don't wanna kill time trying to find bonita or jacks. Want some good red meat bait on boat and head straight to the rigs.

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#10991533 - 07/21/15 02:17 PM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Kbjames]
lite-liner Offline
Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6447
Loc: Fulton, Texas
sabiki will get you lots of little hard-tails.
couple Captains I know down there call 'em "tuna crack"

if you're gonna use bait, you gotta make bait.
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#10992082 - 07/21/15 05:40 PM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Kbjames]
Kbjames Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 51
Yes they are tuna crack and they are hit and miss. My question is I am looking for cut bait. Red meat fish. Bonita, blue runners, jacks, etc..... So I can have cut bait with me already when I head out.

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#10992780 - 07/22/15 12:11 AM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Kbjames]
Day0ne Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 284
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Like I said, the Asian grocery stores have blue runners, bonito, etc. You can buy a case flash frozen or individual fish not frozen.
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#11050875 - 08/19/15 10:02 AM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Kbjames]
Capt Hoop Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 153
Barracuda and rainbow runners are at those rigs also and work well when chunking. Fresh is best. Take the time to make bait.

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#11050892 - 08/19/15 10:10 AM Re: Tuna cut bait [Re: Capt Hoop]
lite-liner Offline
Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6447
Loc: Fulton, Texas
Originally Posted By: Capt Hoop
Barracuda and rainbow runners are at those rigs also and work well when chunking. Fresh is best. Take the time to make bait.


There ya go, good advice from a Venice charter Capt. himself
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