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Yellowfin are starting to show up #12957256
11/06/18 05:26 PM
11/06/18 05:26 PM
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Grand Prairie, Tx
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For us Texas anglers the bigger fish are starting to show up at the floaters. We took off from Port A on the Dolphin Express with captain Timmy and crew. 15 anglers, mostly TFF'ers. The first night we caught 26 Yellowfin and they were above average. When we finished the 50 hour trip we had 33 Yellowfin, a dozen or so Blackfin, a 363 pound Mako from the floaters. The average tuna may have been 80 pounds. I had one over 100, my only fish but my fault. I had several tackle errors.

During the day Saturday we went to fish the bottom and caught a good number of Scamps and B liners to bring home. We caught several Red Snapper and numerous AJ's that had to be put back. Shame in that many of those did not go back down. AJ season had just closed.

Anyway, the weather was a little sporty but fishing was much better than I had expected. Hopefully this means the tuna are here for the winter.

If anyone wants to take a trip with a TFFer, the most guaranteed way may be to book a trip on one of the trips on the Scat Cat with Captain Fred. He is hyperman on the forum and is his name describes him well. He was on our trip, being a captain and choosing to fish for tuna with his friends.


Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12957567
11/06/18 10:56 PM
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I was watching the video feed from Dolphin docks as they were off loading the catch. I was impressed, especially when they drug that big Mako out. One of the guys waved at the camera. Looked like a good trip.


PB-carp, 23.9
PB-buffalo, 38.76
PB-bass, 11.10
PB-crappie, 2.80
Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12958058
11/07/18 02:16 PM
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Fork/Arlington some.
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Great report..
I have several groups of RV buddies there until April, free room and board.... grin
? How long will the tuna be out there.
Thanks..
Red






Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12958135
11/07/18 03:04 PM
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Grand Prairie, Tx
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The best catches go from November till the end of February I believe.
Maybe some someone will come and chime in but from the last couple years thats what I've seen.


Last edited by Allison1; 11/07/18 05:51 PM.
Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12959255
11/08/18 04:57 PM
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Fork/Arlington some.
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Originally Posted By: Allison1
The best catches go from November till the end of February I believe.
Maybe some someone will come and chime in but from the last couple years thats what I've seen.


Awesome, thanks Allison.. thumb exciting stuff for me.






Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12964849
11/14/18 01:10 AM
11/14/18 01:10 AM
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Longview, Tx
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How far offshore were you?

Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12965530
11/14/18 05:19 PM
11/14/18 05:19 PM
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wford / t-wok
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Hoover was the best bite, about 100 miles from Freeport

Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: trlrman] #12967600
11/16/18 04:09 PM
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pottsboro,texas u.s.
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Originally Posted By: trlrman
Hoover was the best bite, about 100 miles from Freeport


More like 150 out of Freeport.

Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12967631
11/16/18 04:27 PM
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wford / t-wok
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I stand corrected ! Thanks Steve .

Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12984227
12/04/18 04:00 AM
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Pics!?


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Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12984389
12/04/18 01:14 PM
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Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12985862
12/05/18 04:36 PM
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Ft. Worth, TX
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What kind of rod/reel/line setup would someone need for a trip like this?


A five spot for a shot and a beer? And you wonder how we wound up here.
Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12986006
12/05/18 06:44 PM
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Weatherford
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They will provide you with what you need.

Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: tunatamer] #12986218
12/05/18 10:04 PM
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I see that the "tax man" took a bite out of the catch!

Originally Posted by tunatamer
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"Decency is not news; it is buried in the obituaries --but it is a force stronger than crime" ~ Robert A. Heinlein, 1952

Re: Yellowfin are starting to show up [Re: Allison1] #12987018
12/06/18 06:43 PM
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Yes Zeek he is hanging on the right.. we actually saw it eat that YFT while I was fighting one of my 3 YFT limit up on the bow. They threw out a fresh cut bait while he was on the surface and it ate it right away.

363# Mako hooked

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