Inshore The shoe and Izor’s, then 1000 pounds of tuna and wahoo

Kman

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I wanted to fish my sled tomorrow or Monday but the usual suspects had lame ass family or work excuses, so I’ll post a fish report from my last trip and can another batch of tuna instead.

Fished with my neighbor on 1-9 in 59 degree water, smooth seas and not much current. We fished everything from the 7 minute wreck to Izor’s. Fishing was a tough pick that mostly gave up doubles on the double trouble rig. We tried every color in the playbook, but once again they wanted the Kman Specials.

We caught as many bycatch as bass with a 23.5” ling in the mix. It’s been a while since I caught a ling at the shoe. We stayed till 3:30 hoping an afternoon bite would materialize. It didn’t.

Don’t remember the totals, but it was nothing to write home about. At least we didn’t sink the boat or get arrested or towed. It was a great day on the water.

Now the 1000 pounds of tuna…. There was a thread on the long range board a while back about what to do with excess tuna. I suggested donating it to me as I’d had a crappy private boat tuna season and would find LOTS of homes for the meat among my compadres. I am set up to process hundreds of pounds and can bring in others if need be. Well, I got a PM from a long ranger offering to give me his whole catch which I accepted along with prodigious thank yous. You know who you are and THANK YOU again!

We met the boat at the dock and picked up over a thousand pounds of YFT and hoo and our two cutting crews went to work. My crew (Steve, Dr Bob, me) cut and bagged for 6 hours. We filled some 300 vacuum bags. The other crew (anchored by Taxfree Rich) did the same. Most of the meat has already been given away and has been enjoyed by at least 50 people so far.

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Tuna bellies!
 
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I got some of this cash from Rich - a nice tuna party on Wed night. I made tuna sandwiches with the left overs !! YUM
 
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Love to see good tuna processed properly; smoked, canned and vacuum sealed.

Props to the unknown fisherman who made so many folks happy.
 
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Very impressive that is a labor of love and a man who respects his catch at the highest level. Bravo
Canned In oil with different flavors is something to behold and you smoke it too. Do you have room for one more compadre 😂😂😂 10 star processing is you
PS I have plenty of fish and take joy in giving it to friends and coworkers
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That smoked fish looks like a superb snack for watching the football games today!
 
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Love to see good tuna processed properly; smoked, canned and vacuum sealed.

Props to the unknown fisherman who made so many folks happy.
We go one further in the processing department: My neighbor’s employees take the heads/carcasses and have a block party with all that meat, although this time they cried Uncle after the first 200 pounds or so.
 
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Fishboss310

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I wanted to fish my sled tomorrow or Monday but the usual suspects had lame ass family or work excuses, so I’ll post a fish report from my last trip and can another batch of tuna instead.

Fished with my neighbor on 1-9 in 59 degree water, smooth seas and not much current. We fished everything from the 7 minute wreck to Izor’s. Fishing was a tough pick that mostly gave up doubles on the double trouble rig. We tried every color in the playbook, but once again they wanted the Kman Specials.

We caught as many bycatch as bass with a 23.5” ling in the mix. It’s been a while since I caught a ling at the shoe. We stayed till 3:30 hoping an afternoon bite would materialize. It didn’t.

Don’t remember the totals, but it was nothing to write home about. At least we didn’t sink the boat or get arrested or towed. It was a great day on the water.

Now the 1000 pounds of tuna…. There was a thread on the long range board a while back about what to do with excess tuna. I suggested donating it to me as I’d had a crappy private boat tuna season and would find LOTS of homes for the meat among my compadres. I am set up to process hundreds of pounds and can bring in others if need be. Well, I got a PM from a long ranger offering to give me his whole catch which I accepted along with prodigious thank yous. You know who you are and THANK YOU again!

We met the boat at the dock and picked up over a thousand pounds of YFT and hoo and our two cutting crews went to work. My crew (Steve, Dr Bob, me) cut and bagged for 6 hours. We filled some 300 vacuum bags. The other crew (anchored by Taxfree Rich) did the same. Most of the meat has already been given away and has been enjoyed by at least 50 people so far.

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luckyjohn

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I have two golden rules to fishing.

If someone is catching fish and you are not.... Do exactly what they are doing, line size, hook size, bait size presentation etc. etc.

The more fresh fish you give away to others, the more you will catch. period. - this is the most important rule.
 
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    Awesomeness all the way around. Thanks for all the cool pics.

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    gary graham

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    I wanted to fish my sled tomorrow or Monday but the usual suspects had lame ass family or work excuses, so I’ll post a fish report from my last trip and can another batch of tuna instead.

    Fished with my neighbor on 1-9 in 59 degree water, smooth seas and not much current. We fished everything from the 7 minute wreck to Izor’s. Fishing was a tough pick that mostly gave up doubles on the double trouble rig. We tried every color in the playbook, but once again they wanted the Kman Specials.

    We caught as many bycatch as bass with a 23.5” ling in the mix. It’s been a while since I caught a ling at the shoe. We stayed till 3:30 hoping an afternoon bite would materialize. It didn’t.

    Don’t remember the totals, but it was nothing to write home about. At least we didn’t sink the boat or get arrested or towed. It was a great day on the water.

    Now the 1000 pounds of tuna…. There was a thread on the long range board a while back about what to do with excess tuna. I suggested donating it to me as I’d had a crappy private boat tuna season and would find LOTS of homes for the meat among my compadres. I am set up to process hundreds of pounds and can bring in others if need be. Well, I got a PM from a long ranger offering to give me his whole catch which I accepted along with prodigious thank yous. You know who you are and THANK YOU again!

    We met the boat at the dock and picked up over a thousand pounds of YFT and hoo and our two cutting crews went to work. My crew (Steve, Dr Bob, me) cut and bagged for 6 hours. We filled some 300 vacuum bags. The other crew (anchored by Taxfree Rich) did the same. Most of the meat has already been given away and has been enjoyed by at least 50 people so far.

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    DrBob89

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    Kman -

    Thanks for including me in the fun. I learned much from you & Steve. So far only smoked and grilled yellowfin, but I look forward to trying your canned.

    The tray of smoked tuna pieces is mine. The easy & tasty dry rub recipe is from Rob's Fishing Channel on Youtube:

    After sitting in the dry rub for 16 hours, it was rinsed, dried, and then smoked in a Big Green Egg with oak charcoal and apple chips for one hour at 200 degrees.

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    Kman

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    Just curious, why would he give his catch away.
    He fishes multiple long range trips and his freezer was still full from the previous one.
     
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    He gave it to the right man
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