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#12485961 - 10/31/17 12:45 PM Tuna trip / moon phases
Muckraker Offline
Fishin Fööl

Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 947
Loc: Potlickerville
I'm considering taking another 56hr tuna trip on the scat cat. Sadly the only time I seem to have available lands on a full moon. I've heard that the best time is the new moon. Can someone that's taken it on a full moon tell me if it's any different? I'm looking at the 1st of December trip.

Thanks...

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#12487100 - 11/01/17 12:26 AM Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker]
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53337
Loc: Campbell, TX
3 days prior to and 3 days after seemed to be the target we used to try to book a few years ago. you should be fine, the moon will give the fish something to see on the top of the water. I would use a big flying fish lure or a big popper for sure. black and purple are my favorites.

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#12487224 - 11/01/17 07:43 AM Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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Registered: 06/10/10
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Loc: El Rancho Jones
While I don't discount the fact that moon phases can affect the tuna fishing at the floaters there are other factors I feel are more critical to the success or failure of the bite.

Go for it! Full moon be damned!
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#12487574 - 11/01/17 10:42 AM Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker]
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Registered: 04/24/08
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Loc: wford / t-wok
can't catch em on the couch.
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#12491510 - 11/04/17 06:57 AM Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker]
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Registered: 07/01/04
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Loc: Fulton, Texas
indeed....
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#12493754 - 11/05/17 10:14 PM Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker]
Tx Tree Grower Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
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Loc: Palestine, TX
My best trips have all been on a new moon. Worst on a full. I thought most of the party boats had stopped offering those long trips on a full moon. The moon phase means a great deal. Especially in Tuna fishing. I've been in your situation where none of the better trips fit my schedule. Sometimes you just have to hope for the best I guess.

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#12493866 - 11/06/17 07:20 AM Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Tx Tree Grower]
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Originally Posted By: Tx Tree Grower
I thought most of the party boats had stopped offering those long trips on a full moon.


No, they still go on a full moon. They do have trouble filling them though but some folks just can't go any other time.
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#12494508 - 11/06/17 04:56 PM Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker]
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Registered: 01/26/07
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Loc: Rowlett, TX
Look at GPB's last full moon trip. Not too shabby.
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#12494637 - 11/06/17 07:13 PM Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker]
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Registered: 02/25/03
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they are pretty impressive. i need to make a run down there and jump on one. its been wayyyy too long.

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