Finally got out tuna fishing on my ow n today

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  1. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    Long day had a happy ending sort of. Found out battery operated tools dont like salt water. My sawzall caught fire after getting dunked. That meant I couldnt get the job done 20190905_160636.jpg 20190905_160636.jpg 20190905_160636.jpg
     

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  2. 762x51

    762x51 Well-Known Member

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    nice! how much tuna salad is that gonna make?
     
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    Ok, that’s a big fish!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Very cool! On my bucket list!
     
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    Where are you out of. Its been a while since I've been out. I used to live out on the east coast (Rickmond VA.) and we would hit the gulf stream during the spring to about mid July. Smaller yellow fins usually in the upper 30's to mid 40's lbs class and lots of dolphins. Caught a few small blue fin during the run but nothing big and one white marlin. Those days were mighty fun. Now I'm land locked here in Utah. Only tuna is from the can or Costco gets some tuna steaks every now and again. Anyways cool fish and good eats. Put on the grill.
     
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    This was out of Chatham Ma. Close to the beach about 1.5 miles offshore.. There were big fish like close to double the weight of this one in 15-30' of water chasing bait. There were also some up inside Province town harbor. 3 weeks ago a friend caught one from his house boat in the harbor.. Today I was out as long as I could be. Landed an undersized fish about 150# low 60's in length. When the seas started to get closer together it was time for me to leave. It was sporty yesterday with 4' seas at 8+ seconds. Today it was bigger and much closer together making it something other than fun. After fighting the little one for about 5 minutes my deck was awash. Thankfully it was over and I could get the boat moving to get the water out of the scuppers. Had it been like yesterday with a 40 minute fight it would have been sketchy to say the least. I went home after a buddy I fish with was getting ready to pack it in. Now with 2 people it would have been fine. When you get these systems coming the bite goes nuts. But the weather builds fast. This morning was dead calm till 7. I post some sunrise pics so you can get an idea of what was to come later
     
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    Sashimi!!
     
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    Very good whale show today. Had big whales not just this little guy going bonkers all morning.
    It wasn't long after this sunrise that the wind was coming
     
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