First family tuna run

sgwill122

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Feb 21, 2011
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Took my family for their first ever tuna run after promising to do so for the last three years. I had been waiting for decent fishing, weather reports and time off to line up which happened last Friday. My criteria for a successful trip was nice water, 1 albecore and a shark sightings, anything more would be gravy. I only packed enough ice for 10 fish as I doubted our ability to put fish on deck but luckily for me my buddy boat @Ducky Duckworth filled a couple extra coolers for me when he got ice.

Everything went far better than expected. The water was glass, we hooked a troll fish and soon after I hooked a chovie on my older daugters line and turned to help another kid get a bait rod going I hear her quickly counting 1-2-3 under her breath and then she screams 'fish on'. We ended up with 6 troll and 15 bait fish. It was so cool watching my wife and kids hook up and battle fish. We ended the day with a quad troll hookup with all the clickers screaming and the kids running to man poles which converted to a final stop. We had several large blues swim around the boat and ended up hooking a couple which for once was celebrated by the boat crew. The whole family loved it except one kid who said it was just alright, you can probably pick her out of the pics. The most common thing I heard from the crew was 'this is way better than salmon fishing'.
 
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TooManyHobbies

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May 10, 2010
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Nice work Dad, even if that one girl is at the 'why the hell do I have to do family shit' stage.... Looks like you made some great memories, and maybe have to look at a new regular crew?!
 

wdlfbio

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Sep 15, 2008
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Awesome planning! I’m guessing nobody ate the heart tho...
 

fish kraze

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way to get it done with the family! One day the stars will align for me and I'll be able to do the same
 

Sea Sport

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Smokin! Getting the family on a tuna trip is awesome!
Did you have enough ice?
 

dragonballs

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Mar 28, 2008
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Very nice Great report with pics. Always fun when you catch
 

sgwill122

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Feb 21, 2011
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Stephen
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'Lady Karen' 28 Duckworth Offshore
We did have just enough ice but I did head the fish to make sure. As we were unloading fish after pulling the boat a random guy stopped by to talk fishing. He had a truck bed full of fresh flake ice and asked if we wanted any. He said he was driving by Westport seafood and was asked if he wanted free ice that they were getting rid of, he said he did not need it but could not turn down a good deal so they filled his bed. It was super nice of the guy and solved a major problem for me.
I do enjoy seeing pics of former tuna virgins eating hearts but there were none consumed on this trip.
 
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2futitus

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Very nice and what a great job you did making most all of those faces smile from ear to ear.
 

Genie Aye

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Sep 25, 2008
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Way cool, having your family with you makes it that much better, i always feel like i am missing something when 1 of my boys aren't with me, all these are different trips...
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Barracuda1

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From the title I was expecting to see the Trump's but I would of got a tweet first. LOL
Seriously though great post. You can't beat a good family outing when the fish cooperate. Congrats!
 
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Salmon King

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Tim
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Really cool that you got the family on a tuna bite! Nothing quite like seeing the kids play a real fish. Looks like you have some crew for future trips!