Tuna Trips

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  1. Texastuna

    Texastuna Texastuna

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    Dolphin Docks starts 50 hour trip for Yellowfin this Friday.Going with 10 passengers.Anyone want to go?
     
  2. cchris

    cchris Member

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    It’s been a little slow lately but it could turn around fast. It’s always a trade off: earlier in the year with better weather and less fish or later with more numbers and worse weather. I traditionally like November and December in Texas going for tuna but every trip is an adventure. Couple years ago in October I was lucky to catch the biggest tuna of the trip on the troll rods just as we got there
     
  3. Texastuna

    Texastuna Texastuna

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    Good thing about early trips we get AJs also.
    Amberjack in day time tuna at night.
     
  4. Ballew.J

    Ballew.J Newbie

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    Do you guys fish tuna only at night? And what methods work over there in TX?

    Asking, bc I'm looking at getting out of California and moving to your great state.
     
  5. Texastuna

    Texastuna Texastuna

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    Yes tuna mainly at night.Top water lures,jigs ,chunking most productive
     
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  6. Ballew.J

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    Can you hop on a boat over the weekend and come home with some tuna, wahoo, dorado, etc...? Don't know much about offshore in the gulf. And obviously fishing will be the main deciding factor in whether I'm moving or not.
     
  7. Day0ne

    Day0ne Well-Known "Member"

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    It depends on the time of year. Most tuna fishing is done in the fall and winter, though some boats chase blackfin tuna behind shrimp boats in the summer during shrimping season. AJ fishing depends on when NOAA sets the season. Summer is mostly snapper fishing (tourist season) with some exceptions. The various boats have web sites and the New Buccaneer posts their tuna reports here:

    https://www.360tuna.com/threads/new-buccaneer-fall-2019-tuna-schedule.59050/

    Galveston:
    https://www.galvestonpartyboatsinc.com/

    https://charterfishinggalveston.com/

    Port Aransas (aka Port A ):

    https://dolphindocks.com/

    http://deepseaheadquarters.com/

    Fisherman's Wharf is a little up in the air right know. They were sold and their tuna fishing boat (the one on the left in the article) is in the yard getting new engines and is said to be going back to the builder for refurbishing.

    https://www.portasouthjetty.com/articles/fishermans-wharf-sold/

    Mansfield and Port Isabel I'm not that familiar with and they are a long drive from Houston.
     
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  8. graywolf

    graywolf Newbie

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    Dayone,great information there
     
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  9. Texastuna

    Texastuna Texastuna

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    Back from first 50hr Limits of Amberjacks and Yellowfin.Next trip this Friday
     
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