Can somebody explain to me the purpose of tuna tubes?

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Can somebody explain to me the purpose/use of tuna tubes? how they work, what the accomplish. ive heard of them but never seen or used em! Thanks guys!
 
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its a big fish thing for the yacht crowd.

there is contant water flow through them and you put the bait you catch (skipjack, little yellowfin) in them head first, it keeps them alive untill you want to use them.
 

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Captain Fire
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its a big fish thing for the yacht crowd.

there is contant water flow through them and you put the bait you catch (skipjack, little yellowfin) in them head first, it keeps them alive untill you want to use them.
for bait right? :nutkick:
 

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you use them to "store" live skipjacks or Bonitas......

the tubes have water pumped into the bottom. You place the live skipjack headfirst into the tube, the tube keeps skippy facing down where the water flow keeps him alive until its his time........in the barrel.

yes, they are for baits.

BIG baits for BIG fish.
 

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If you want live bait for marlin or big tuna its the only way to go. Skippies,yellowfin(small)bonita wont stay alive very long in bait tanks.
 

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I dropped in my Ex head first.....Her dangling legs act as a teaser and attract the tuna.....Therefore the term "tuna tube"
 
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spike tubes?
 

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Its Code Lingo... Its a known fact that Tuna Tubes attract bait; however a word of advise.... If you can smell Tuna Tube by the time you've reached the Belly Button Turn around and head North. That Tuna Tube is not in service.
 

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Its Code Lingo... Its a known fact that Tuna Tubes attract bait; however a word of advise.... If you can smell Tuna Tube by the time you've reached the Belly Button Turn around and head North. That Tuna Tube is not in service.
Oh snap! :rofl::rofl: