Offshore BFT Bluefin Tuna in Santa Monica Bay

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MalibuFrank

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My buddy called me with a couple of independent reports he heard of tuna inside Santa Monica Bay. With all the El Nino hype I don't know? Can anyone verify this? I just drove by Escondido Beach on PCH to find tons of working birds. A hot pocket of warm clean water has been off the north end of the bay for a few days now.
 
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stairman

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wow I guess that woman had an RSW system and someway to make it slosh around just like on a boat ....OR this is bs....look at the condition of the fish and tell me that was plucked from the beach fresh as a steaming pile of bullshit on a cold morning.
 
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jscrib

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Live barreds from the beach is the key.

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dockrat88

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    wow I guess that woman had an RSW system and someway to make it slosh around just like on a boat ....OR this is bs....look at the condition of the fish and tell me that was plucked from the beach fresh as a steaming pile of bullshit on a cold morning.

    My thoughts exactly
     
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    coacheric

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    I saw yellowfin boiling on dolphin 3 miles off mission beach jetty yesterday morning. It's possible
     
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    Paul Ward

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    wow I guess that woman had an RSW system and someway to make it slosh around just like on a boat ....OR this is bs....look at the condition of the fish and tell me that was plucked from the beach fresh as a steaming pile of bullshit on a cold morning.
    fresh from the RSW looks to me
     
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    rdrrm8e

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    You nuts forget. That just a couple of years ago bft were stranding themselves on the San Diego beaches. Surfdoc even got a few.

    Ther were beat up exactly like that one!
     
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    Predatormonster

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    What are the chances she has a current fishing license ? Just saying . If she doesn't Im sure there will be a knock at the door . That would suck , right ?
     
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    nefarious235

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    What are the chances she has a current fishing license ? Just saying . If she doesn't Im sure there will be a knock at the door . That would suck , right ?
    BFT are a listed sportfish. Can only be taken by hook and line unless commercially licensed I think and as stated above is also required to have a fishing license. Please correct me if I am in error.
     
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    nefarious235

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    I was wrong, looked it up. Hook and line or by hand.
     
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    Keepin my pimp hand strong!
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    I've caught 3 YT over the years in MB so I wouldn't be surprised. One if them was in mid-winter.
     
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    ?? fisherman

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    No idea whether the story is true or not, but it's funny reading the comments saying it cant be true due to the way the fish looks.

    Have you ever looked at the pics of hand caught beached oarfish, or maybe a dolphin or whale beaching itself....... or even the few other species like the bluefin from some years back caught in the surf?

    Nearly all have one thing in common.......

    They're not looking to healthy & prime! They usually all look like they have been through about 10 rounds in a title fight.

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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    -Driftwood-

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    Sounds a bit "Fishy' to me as well. I'm not sure if I've seen a fish come out of an RSW with the much blood on it.
     
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