trading for cans

freegaff2

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Does Fisherman's still trade whole fish for cans? Didn't have enough to worry about on my 2.5 day, but also didn't see that pallet of cans stacked up...
 

reellady

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Yes they do, and if they run out, which they have in the past, they give you an IOU that you can pickup or get on your next trip.
 

vegasandre

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no problem on the cans.
My latest use of all the cans I have in my garage-as my cat won't even eat the stuff- is to use it for mackerel chum when bait fishing. Empty a couple cans around the boat and the macks come swarming.
 

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Andre, my 6 kids with their 13 children love it, they would get upset if I didn't bring some home.
 

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It's albacore, packed by Fisherman's themselves
 

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Andre, my 6 kids with their 13 children love it, they would get upset if I didn't bring some home.
I know a lot of people like it. myself and the stupid cat are probably in the minority here. the smell of canned tuna fish or tuna fish sandwiches sends me into convulsions :) parents made me eat the stuff when I was like 6 and I never looked back. I did think the cat would like it, as all he eats is fancy feast fish type cat food-but he just gives me this stupid look when I give it to him "Hey human, this stuff isn't fancy feast, get with the program, loser"

anyway my buddy in vegas likes the stuff. And it does make great chum too.
so much for my canned tuna rant -now back to fishing :)
 

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I never could figure that out, I could offer my cat the best fillets of almost anything from salmon,bft, wsb, yt, yft even fresh Wahoo. Steamed, baked, pan fried, it doesn't matter. She wont have any of it. Prefers the rendered Fancy Feast seafood variety stuff from Costco as well. That cat isn't stupid, he knows where those cans came from and how you acquired them. He doesn't want to endorse your fishing expeditions and by accepting your offerings would be doing such. He remembers those times you left him, granted in the responsible hands of others but he doesn't see it that way. Not at all. She sniffed that laundry bag on the floor and knows where you've been.
 
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Fisherman's Landing exchange cans are a good grade albacore but they are not packed by Fisherman's Landing. F.L. does offer a custom pack Jar that is great but not part of the free tuna exchange program. You will get 1 5oz. can for each 5lbs of whole yellowfin tuna (not bluefin). If your tuna are very small the exchange rate is not as good. Also if your 2 1/2 day trip is not on one of the long range boats they may not be there, so call the landing first.
 

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Bring a scale and open the 5oz can and weigh the contents. Stories in the news lately about a single outfit short filling cans and if you have bought Starkist tuna you may be entitled to a rebate of sorts. Could also apply to these other sketchy canners. I would definitely verify the weight of the product. Sounds like a common practice, short filling cans by .5 to 1 oz here and there and they are making bank while not giving you the weight you thought you were getting in addition to the poor trade to began with. This doesn't apply to the custom pack from the landing as mentioned just the cans offered from the exchange program.
Excuse me while I whip out my scale you don't mind along with my can opener and verify this 5oz can of XXX tuna is indeed 5oz on the plate. So bring a scale and can opener along to keep these guys on the up and up.
 

raw66

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Will it blink?. I think these guys hitch a ride providing dental work for the fish or just try and suck it dry in some kind of parasitic way. Some poor lady back East found this in her tin.

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Will it blink?. I think these guys hitch a ride providing dental work for the fish or just try and suck it dry in some kind of parasitic way. Some poor lady back East found this in her tin.

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I believe that is refered to as a " King's can " Not to worry, it shouldn't affect her other than now she is responsable for next years Mardi Gras party.