The recreational quota in the US until the quota is filled (I used to commercial fish them in NY) is 1 fish from 27" to 43" per boat per day - 1 fish from 43" - 73" per boat per day and then 1 fish over 73" per boat PER YEAR. So recs can keep 1 giant per year.I’m not sure about Canada but when I visited Gloucester, Mass in late 2017 and asked someone at the dock working on their boat about fishing recreationally, he said I would not be able to keep any bluefin. He also say that what the Wicket Tuna says about what the market paid for those tuna on TV was much overly exaggerated
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Very interestingThe recreational quota in the US until the quota is filled (I used to commercial fish them in NY) is 1 fish from 27" to 43" per boat per day - 1 fish from 43" - 73" per boat per day and then 1 fish over 73" per boat PER YEAR. So recs can keep 1 giant per year.
Really makes you appreciate the recreational 2 fish pp quota here.
A lot of boats go out with customers. If they catch one over 73" the trip becomes a commercial trip and the customers don't pay and the fish is sold. If they don't get one over 73" it's a recreational trip and the customers pay.
As noted above yellow thingy is a chafe guard to keep from getting bit off. It slides down the line over the hook while fighting the fish.1. Why all the slack line next to the boat vs just letting the mack swim? Better hook set with the line being stright up down? Or just fact they come that close adds to the excitement off seing what you're on with?
2. Why it take so long for the angler to tighten that drag up? Seemed like he was loosing fish when drag was not tight enough.
3. What the yellow thingy on the line off the tip? Prevent chaffing of line at boatside against hull maybe??
Not going to show this to my kids! They still want to go back to those pay trout farms. You know... where it's CATCHING not FISHING. What this reminds me of!