Tuna Technique

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Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
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Looks like a so-so day...

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MarkFromSea

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Jun 10, 2012
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That's torture to watch this close to game day! :)
 
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Alaska4me

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Rob Olson
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I watched one of those events on the AA and it was a fish slaughter for sure, the guys were having a blast. I fish that boat every year and have for past 13 years, going again this Oct on an 8 day trip.
I work at Basspro here in Tacoma, stop in and see me, lets talk tuna.
 

Genie Aye

FISH BOSS
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That will get your blood pumping....FISH ON!!!!!
 

Elkfins

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I need them hooks....
That was my first thought... It looks like the bait is a bit larger than what we're used to as well so larger hooks would be natural.
 
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Wintek

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Wow, just wow.
Penn Senators getting the job done!
Gonna have to learn how to pull line off spool as I'm casting a bait. Fascinating.
 

Hoghunter

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Hey Mark. That's a good video and really makes me jealous that I haven't been able to go the last two years. I see Taro and Bobby. They are a great crew for sure. The best in my opinion.
 

effigy

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Which one? Too many....
That was my first thought... It looks like the bait is a bit larger than what we're used to as well so larger hooks would be natural.
For the sardine bait, and bouncing fish this way, they are typically using something like an Owner Gorilla, 3/0 to 5/0. It's a very thick wire hook (same as used on 200 lb yellowfin).


Wow, just wow.
Penn Senators getting the job done!
Gonna have to learn how to pull line off spool as I'm casting a bait. Fascinating.
The experienced long range deckhands & skippers have this down pat. You should see them do the same with an Avet 50 SDS; it's a work of art.

Hey Mark. That's a good video and really makes me jealous that I haven't been able to go the last two years. I see Taro and Bobby. They are a great crew for sure. The best in my opinion.
Hay Jeff! It's all your fault that I went on the AA. Speaking of Taro...for others watching the video....he's the one who has that stance....like a batting stance....as soon as the fish hits he is pulling hard...not letting the head turn. That's the key. You can see on one fish where the head went the other way...he buttons down the drag...and the hook pulls.
 
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TunaHore

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all-fucking-righty
 

effigy

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Which one? Too many....
I need them hooks....
Andy, here's an example of the hooks that would be used. From right to left... 4/0 Owner Gorilla, then 3/0 of same. For size comparison, next is #1 then #4 Owner Flyliner. One could use the big hooks if you have some 5 - 6 inch chovies in the tank , and butt hook them.

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oldschool 1

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Well cool, I am already an Owner hook fan.... didn't know about Gorillas.
Good info there... thanks. :beerbang: