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Tuna trip / moon phases #12485961
10/31/17 05:45 PM
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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...

Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker] #12487100
11/01/17 05:26 AM
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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.

Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #12487224
11/01/17 12:43 PM
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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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Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker] #12487574
11/01/17 03:42 PM
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can't catch em on the couch.

Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker] #12491510
11/04/17 11:57 AM
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indeed....


Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker] #12493754
11/06/17 04:14 AM
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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.

Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Tx Tree Grower] #12493866
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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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Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker] #12494508
11/06/17 10:56 PM
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Look at GPB's last full moon trip. Not too shabby.


David





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Re: Tuna trip / moon phases [Re: Muckraker] #12494637
11/07/17 01:13 AM
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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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