How to clean a BFT

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  1. Tun-a-cious

    Tun-a-cious Well-Known "Member"

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    We got one bft about 30 miles west of Point Loma last Saturday (4-4). Hit a Rapala-go figure. Saw several bft schools, but none were aggressive. The following video shows why. They are stuffed full of red crab......

    Anyway, I thought watching my son clean the fish was pretty cool, so here it is:

     
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    Beautiful fish, especially for April!
     
  3. Can't Parker

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    What a toad! WTG.

    Q- What color and size was the Rapala?
     
  4. Big Squid

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    Which medical school is he going to?
     
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    socalangler22 Yellowtail

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    Nice video! Nice Bluefin too!
     
  6. pmabrey

    pmabrey Newbie

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    Oh yeah! And so it begins!
     
  7. Reel hip

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    How good is this season turning out so far? Really good! ......nice size bft and a good job cleaning and narrating. I like the part about good fertilizer! lol
     
  8. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Solid work...got Wasabi???????? LOL
     
  9. Black-is-Back

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    nice fish! Thanks for the report/tutorial. Can you tell me where you got the rod holders that are mounted to the big tank? I have a offshore OS 45 tank I need the same rod holders for.
     
  10. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    I though this was a Hernandez episode or something! Well done and nice BF!
     
  11. Tun-a-cious

    Tun-a-cious Well-Known "Member"

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    Sardine X-rap 8".
     
  12. Tun-a-cious

    Tun-a-cious Well-Known "Member"

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    The right way - Buy some railmount Precision rod holders from SDMX. Remove railmounts. Attach to outside of tank wall with thru-bolts and caulking.

    The wrong way - Buy cheap rod holders.
     
  13. Cast Gold

    Cast Gold hss AHHHH...hss AHHHH....

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    Nice job with the fish, but try to keep eyes out at the helm. Luckily it was just kelp that you ran over and not a floating refrigerator or telephone pole.
     
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    I wish I could show you a Video of how 'Bud B" dresses a tuna, its priceless!!
     
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    Great post thanks!
     
  16. Black-is-Back

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    So are you saying the ones on your bait tank are cheap and you don't like them?
     
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    What a nice fish!!! So jealous....

    Also, the cleaning video taught me a few tricks. But I do have one question--I understand having to leave the skin on while at sea (DFW regs), but if at home cleaning a tuna, I always thought it makes things easier if you remove the skin prior to filleting. Is it better/easier to skin the slab after filleting? Or maybe I answered my own question since you were at sea :)
     
  18. so*CALpaddyhop

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    Collars must be attached to the belly per new tuna cutting regulations...
     
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    Is there a reason to start breaking at the tail? I usually start at the collar.
     
  20. Tun-a-cious

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    The hoders are cheap stainless 303/304 instead of 316. Gotta polish way too much.
     
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