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New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs #13516777 04/14/20 02:01 AM
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Did you guys see this? I had no idea that We had Bluefin that big on The Texas coast.

https://www.inthebite.com/2020/04/how-the-new-texas-state-record-bluefin-came-to-be/

Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Rube G.] #13516840 04/14/20 03:06 AM
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That thing could sell for well over a $1M in Japan.....depending on the quality of the meat. Great fish guys.


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Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Rube G.] #13516976 04/14/20 11:48 AM
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Wonder how many fishing boats are gonna head out to the Nansen rig now?


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Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Rube G.] #13518225 04/15/20 12:51 AM
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That is a big fish. Seven hours is a long time in a chair.

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Monster Fish for sure. Congratulations to the Angler! cheers


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Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Rube G.] #13523995 04/18/20 08:01 PM
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Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Rube G.] #13545614 05/05/20 04:44 AM
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awesome fish!

Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Rube G.] #13550602 05/08/20 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Rube G.
Did you guys see this? I had no idea that We had Bluefin that big on The Texas coast.

https://www.inthebite.com/2020/04/how-the-new-texas-state-record-bluefin-came-to-be/


That is awesome! Great to see a fish like that. It seems to me that one that big hopefully means that there is a somewhat healthy population, which should mean... more bluefin.

Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Underfishin] #13551235 05/09/20 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Underfishin
Originally Posted by Rube G.
Did you guys see this? I had no idea that We had Bluefin that big on The Texas coast.

https://www.inthebite.com/2020/04/how-the-new-texas-state-record-bluefin-came-to-be/


That is awesome! Great to see a fish like that. It seems to me that one that big hopefully means that there is a somewhat healthy population, which should mean... more bluefin.


They just spawn in the Gulf, they don't live there. BTW, it's against the law to target them. By catch is OK as long as there is any poundage left for that size bluefin.


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Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Day0ne] #13551736 05/09/20 06:02 PM
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Interesting, I didn't know was against the law. It's because they're endangered, correct?

What do you mean by "OK as long as there is any poundage left for that size bluefin?" Does that mean, if the fish is over a certain size weight, the by catch is ok, but if it is under, it is not?

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Underfishin
Interesting, I didn't know was against the law. It's because they're endangered, correct?

What do you mean by "OK as long as there is any poundage left for that size bluefin?" Does that mean, if the fish is over a certain size weight, the by catch is ok, but if it is under, it is not?

Thanks.

There's a specific weight quota allowed for fish that are caught incidentally. You're not supposed to target them. The fishermen who caught this one had caught a blackfin for "marlin fishing" and hooked the tuna instead. Impressive catch...they spawn in the gulf...that's why they're protected here. Someone out of Pensacola and someone in Port A caught big ones the same week. I had a friend fishing with a 50 wide a few years ago that had caught a blackfin on a chunk and had a bluefin swallow it and spooled him. He got it to the boat early and it just dumped 500 plus yards of 80lb mono.

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Cool, thanks for clarifying. I didn't know that.

Re: New Texas State Record Bluefin 820lbs [Re: Rube G.] #13566692 05/21/20 08:45 PM
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Wow, maybe we can start our own "Wicked Tuna" show!


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