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Old 07-17-2019, 04:41 PM
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This is what happens when people continue to catch and keep 30 3 lb fish. They need to do the same for mahi.
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This is what happens when people continue to catch and keep 30 3 lb fish. They need to do the same for mahi.
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Totally fine with that. 2 per person with no size is completely reasonable.
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Originally Posted by burningdaylight View Post
Totally fine with that. 2 per person with no size is completely reasonable.
It's 10 per boat or 2 per person, whichever is greater. Seems reasonable to me.
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:27 PM
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I’d rather see a size limit than bag limit.

Y’all have some small blackfin in south fl
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I don’t recall complaing about the lack of blackfin

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Btw mangos are next

you know, the overfished mangos we’ve been complaining about that we can’t catch
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Originally Posted by Rferrell View Post
I’d rather see a size limit than bag limit.

Y’all have some small blackfin in south fl
I think there should be a minimum size limit. I've caught some that were the size of the lures!
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IMO. A bag and size limit would be appropriate. I see people take more fish than they can possibly use. I personally like it fresh, not frozen so I only keep what I can eat and share with my neighbors. Babies and smallies go back..
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Good idea, agree with a size limit as well. My neighbor routinely brings in 10-20 in the 12 inch range, feels that's fine because they are legal. This doesn't make it right, though.
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:20 AM
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As a responsible sportsman I've been tossing back small ones and only keeping 1-2 for fresh sashimi. I grinds my gears when I see people posting buckets full of baby blackfins. Fun Fact: If you properly bleed, ice and cut out the bloodline of a Bonita, you cannot tell the difference between blackfin.
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How does this work? most of the Blackfin Tuna that are caught in my area Ponce Inlet are caught in Federal Waters. There is no federal Regs for Blackfin Tuna? I am actually for some regulation however I am not sure as to how this will hold up?
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We toss almost all the blackfin we catch back in.... with a hook bridled slightly in front of the eyes... lol

Seriously though, they are primarily bait for us.

Guess they should put a 2 per person bag limit on pinfish and cigar minnows too! smh...

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Originally Posted by loudblack97z71 View Post
As a responsible sportsman I've been tossing back small ones and only keeping 1-2 for fresh sashimi. I grinds my gears when I see people posting buckets full of baby blackfins. Fun Fact: If you properly bleed, ice and cut out the bloodline of a Bonita, you cannot tell the difference between blackfin.

You are welcome to eat all the bonitos you want. I won't take any of them from you.
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[QUOTE=loudblack97z71;12734808]As a responsible sportsman I've been tossing back small ones and only keeping 1-2 for fresh sashimi. I grinds my gears when I see people posting buckets full of baby blackfins. Fun Fact: If you properly bleed, ice and cut out the bloodline of a Bonita, you cannot tell the difference between blackfin.[/QUOTE]

I remember one day I caught a bunch of blackfins, skipjacks, and bonitas. I was cleaning the bf's and sj's and the meat looked the same.
When I started on the bonitas for belly strips, I noticed the meat looked the same as the previous two. I fileted and trimmed them up and made bonita quesadillas that night. The next night we did the same with the blackfin, and nobody could tell the difference.
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Originally Posted by hodgie2411 View Post
How does this work? most of the Blackfin Tuna that are caught in my area Ponce Inlet are caught in Federal Waters. There is no federal Regs for Blackfin Tuna? I am actually for some regulation however I am not sure as to how this will hold up?
like any other fish with fed and state reg differences
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I remember one day I caught a bunch of blackfins, skipjacks, and bonitas. I was cleaning the bf's and sj's and the meat looked the same.
When I started on the bonitas for belly strips, I noticed the meat looked the same as the previous two. I fileted and trimmed them up and made bonita quesadillas that night. The next night we did the same with the blackfin, and nobody could tell the difference.

I've said this before too. The meat looks almost identical, maybe a little bit more rich in a redish color (like what you see at restaurants) and since its in the tuna family I feel like a lot of people are eating bonito at restaurants branded as Tuna sushi and it tastes great. I've yet to try it yet but I bet you could not tell the difference.
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
This is what happens when people continue to catch and keep 30 3 lb fish. They need to do the same for mahi.
only good if it can be enforced. To many guys have a catch kill it mentality, Keep anything they get in the boat.
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Originally Posted by TonyB1181 View Post


only good if it can be enforced. To many guys have a catch kill it mentality, Keep anything they get in the boat.
Or catch/kill on land. It's a human fault, some of us will kill the very last thing if given the chance. It's the reason for regs/laws, I'm good with them if they aren't overboard.
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Is there a proposal on the "for hire" guys? 20 years ago this group was a bunch of full timers putting the time in. Now every transplant seems to have a 6pack to make a boat payment. This group has grown exponentially.

I usually only keep 2 smaller ones or one big one. You get so much meat off them.

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