View Full Version : The sweet smell of TUNA in the morning
07-14-2003, 12:57 PM
Just a few pics of the Tuna trip with some of my crew last Saturday (85 miles off PC).
Can you shoot these?
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid69/pf3297acd22f975491409c77742d4bb84/fbaca7aa.jpg Don pauses between "chumming" to reel this one in.
07-14-2003, 01:17 PM
Beautiful fish and great picture right out of the water with the tuna still lit up.
My understanding based on this thread http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2268&highlight=migratory is that you cannot legally spear yellowfins in the Gulf or the Atlantic because they are managed as a highly migratory species. Whether you actually can do it may be another matter :D
07-14-2003, 02:56 PM
Awesome pic and fish. Makes my mouth water just to see it. A little wasabi and rice and that baby would be sushi right on the boat.
07-14-2003, 03:59 PM
MY DREAM FISH !!!!!!!!! What a beauty !!
I can shoot those in my waters but..........ultra difficult to find them.:mad:
07-14-2003, 06:12 PM
07-14-2003, 06:48 PM
We cut some of it up shortly after we caught it..... sashimi and wasabi.... damn it was good.
07-14-2003, 06:56 PM
I was watching espn this morning and they had video of guy's freediving off baja coast for yellowfins.That was some really cool footage watching someone plug a 100+ lb tuna and watching them drag that float under then the diver surfaces and they have to chase down the fish via boat:)
07-15-2003, 01:52 PM
I recently heard that you have to have a migratory permit to troll for Tuna, wahoo and billfish. Didn't say if I caught one......but trolling for one.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
07-15-2003, 02:19 PM
NMFS permit is required to take (kill) sailfish, tunas (except blackfin), marlin, sharks and swordfish. Info at http://www.nmfspermits.com/
07-15-2003, 02:33 PM
NMFS permit is required to take (kill) sailfish, tunas (except blackfin), marlin, sharks and swordfish.
Is this permit required in the Gulf?
07-15-2003, 02:37 PM
Yes: "For the 2003 fishing year, all owners/operators of vessels recreationally fishing for and/or retaining regulated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (Atlantic tunas, sharks, swordfish and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, must obtain an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling permit.This permit has replaced the Atlantic tunas Angling category permit, and incorporates those vessels targeting other regulated HMS. Similar to Atlantic tunas and Atlantic HMS Charter/Headboat permits, the 2003 Atlantic Angling permits cost $22.00 and will be valid from the date of issuance through May 31, 2004."
07-15-2003, 04:48 PM
That is one beautiful fish. Fire up the grill!
07-15-2003, 08:02 PM
You da man Mike.
Remember your buddy Inlet when you have spots to fill next time!! ;)
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