Got wind of Blackfin Tuna being brought to the dock in Port Aransas the last few days so did a little planning and got down to DSH on Wednesday for the Kingfisher open 12 hour trip.
Capt. Marvin buzzed the 17 of us out there a ways and targeted two shrimp boats that were in in the area that was producing tuna.
KF made three drifts at one shrimper and we filled the boxes with 102 Blackies
, most 12-15#
with a few running closer to 20, and one 120lb (+/-) Spinner Shark
that whupped that anglers' azz. We left the tuna biting at 1:30 pm and headed back to dock with completely full boxes. Everyone had at least 3-4 tuna, some had more, a lot more.
Had anglers from Minnesota, Montana and elsewhere fishing the trip, including the now famous "Montana Sharkie", lady shark hunter.
Don't know the KF boat record for Blackies, but 102 put us in the BBC
-"Blackfin Century Club".
Got videos but looks like they need to be shortened to post. Will work on it & see if can post video a bit later.
Fun trip, good folks to fish with, now excuse me while I go clean tuna, gonna be a while.