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first bluefin tuna #13346988 11/19/19 07:57 PM
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Always fun to knock one off the bucket list. Had to downsize to entice a bite. They were blowing up around the boat, but wouldn't touch a topwater. Had to use a small circle hook on 25lb fluorocarbon with a live sardine. It sounds crazy using that light a leader for tuna, but that's what everyone is doing out here to get bit.

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Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13346989 11/19/19 07:58 PM
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Now THAT would be a blast!!

Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13347001 11/19/19 08:14 PM
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Caught in this general area.

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Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13347064 11/19/19 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by J.P. Greeson
They were blowing up around the boat, but wouldn't touch a topwater. Had to use a small circle hook on 25lb fluorocarbon with a live sardine.


That's the kind of tuna fishing I grew up on. Was culture shock for me to come out here and discover that you could throw all kinds of hardware at blackfin and yellowfin and get bites.

Pacific bluefin are notoriously line-and-tackle-shy. Nice catch!


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Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13347066 11/19/19 09:39 PM
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Very cool JP!

Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13347097 11/19/19 10:27 PM
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Very nice. Looks like fun.



Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13347188 11/20/19 12:02 AM
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fork please,... food





Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: JIM SR.] #13347190 11/20/19 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
fork please,... food

Just ate some. Seared on the outside with a little garlic salt and pepper, left raw on the inside and served with soy sauce and wasabi. It was delicious!


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Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13347205 11/20/19 12:16 AM
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That's awesome JP! How does it compare to our Gulf Yellowfin?

Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #13347218 11/20/19 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by SkeeterRonnie
That's awesome JP! How does it compare to our Gulf Yellowfin?

It would probably take a sushi chef to tell the difference.


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Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13347406 11/20/19 03:32 AM
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Nice work JP. Glad to see you are enjoying yourself!!!!


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Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13348387 11/21/19 05:06 AM
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Nice fish. Good job. cheers




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Re: first bluefin tuna [Re: J.P. Greeson] #13348696 11/21/19 03:24 PM
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Awesome catch-Those boogers can rip some drag.


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