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Old 06-13-2018, 08:49 AM
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1. Global commercial fishing harvest has increased every year forever. Will likely increase this year too. This includes pelagics, bottom fish, and lowly baitfish.

2. Recreational fishing harvest has also gone way up, but at least we don’t crush the baitfish. Twice the number of people are saltwater fishing than there were 10 years ago, yet limits stay the same. Venice Tuna? At least 5x the number of people from 10 years ago.

3. The Tuna used to roam the gulf in search of food. We had to find them. We’ve now installed enormous fads and know where to find them every day. We aggregate them, and then we kill the shit out of them.

Not saying I have a solution, there’re a lot of hungry people out there. Especially for tuna fish.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:07 PM
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Looks like Ed found them

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Old 06-13-2018, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by briankinley2004 View Post
Looks like Ed found them

Was that a party boat trip? There are 50 snapper in that picture.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:02 PM
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That's a crew from Fourchon. Those are Green Canyon tuna. No idea about the snapper
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by hthoang View Post
Was that a party boat trip? There are 50 snapper in that picture.
that's the dock where the "Louisiana " sits in fourchon. I think they can fish 15 or 20 people. If there is two licensed captains on the boat you can come in with double snapper limits on an overnighter
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by meaux fishing View Post

that's the dock where the "Louisiana " sits in fourchon. I think they can fish 15 or 20 people. If there is two licensed captains on the boat you can come in with double snapper limits on an overnighter
Ah, that was my guess. Yeah, there are a few tuna in green canyon but venice has been quiet. I think the current/color/altimetry has been better out in green canyon.
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Correct, the Louisiana. Ed Pitre runs it now. He posted this on his Facebook page Southern Pride Charters.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:29 AM
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I just returned from a 36 hour run to KC919 where the Ocean Blackhawk is drilling. The location is approximately 210 miles SW of fourchon La. Offloaded to rig from 0900-1700 i did not see on fish also we did not see one fishing vessel going are coming also did not see and bait fish are schools of tuna on top of the water as far as the eyes could see. We did run through a couple of mile long grass beds heading for shore around 50 miles from the cost.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:53 AM
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IMO, one reason for low numbers is because the loop current is far away to the SE and has been for over a month and migrating fish aren't passing nearby in large numbers. While recreational tuna fishing impact is no doubt much higher than in the past, it is still a fraction compared to commercial fishing impact, especially internationally. If there's any tuna being wiped out, it'd be the residential, non-migratory yellowfin near the shelf. It's proven there's a non-migrating population in the Gulf. I went last weekend with a friend in GC and caught 6 yellows and many jumbo blacks. We could have caught more and left them biting because we didn't have enough ice to start filling a kill bag. We jumped a monster marlin and caught a nice mahi at daybreak and started coming in just after sunrise. We went to about 5 locations, 3 were dead and 2 were very "alive." It's just fishing.
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Originally Posted by gbird View Post
IMO, one reason for low numbers is because the loop current is far away to the SE and has been for over a month and migrating fish aren't passing nearby in large numbers. While recreational tuna fishing impact is no doubt much higher than in the past, it is still a fraction compared to commercial fishing impact, especially internationally. If there's any tuna being wiped out, it'd be the residential, non-migratory yellowfin near the shelf. It's proven there's a non-migrating population in the Gulf. I went last weekend with a friend in GC and caught 6 yellows and many jumbo blacks. We could have caught more and left them biting because we didn't have enough ice to start filling a kill bag. We jumped a monster marlin and caught a nice mahi at daybreak and started coming in just after sunrise. We went to about 5 locations, 3 were dead and 2 were very "alive." It's just fishing.
You are correct about the tuna populations. Brett Falterman with LDWF has done some great satellite tag work in the past few years to elucidate YFT origins and migration (or lack thereof) into / out of the gulf.
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I have made 8 trips this year and am averaging 11.3 yellow fin per trip.
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Originally Posted by duckduckboom View Post
I have made 8 trips this year and am averaging 11.3 yellow fin per trip.

To green canyon probably.
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Originally Posted by KHappel View Post
You are correct about the tuna populations. Brett Falterman with LDWF has done some great satellite tag work in the past few years to elucidate YFT origins and migration (or lack thereof) into / out of the gulf.
Had to break the old Webster's on that one.
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e·lu·ci·date
ēˈlo͞osəˌdāt/
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  1. make (something) clear; explain.
    "work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter"synonyms:explain, make clear, illuminate, throw/shed light on, clarify, clear up, sort out, unravel, spell out;
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Originally Posted by Gary999 View Post
e·lu·ci·date
ēˈlo͞osəˌdāt/
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  1. make (something) clear; explain.
    "work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter"synonyms:explain, make clear, illuminate, throw/shed light on, clarify, clear up, sort out, unravel, spell out;
Sorry about that. It was the first word that came to mind. Too many years of NIH grant writing...and not enough fish killing!! No tuna lately for us, but plenty of these piggies:
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by duckduckboom View Post
I have made 8 trips this year and am averaging 11.3 yellow fin per trip.
That's amazing.

You should probably start your own charter business.
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Originally Posted by luna sea II View Post
That's amazing.

You should probably start your own charter business.
Jack Crevalle don't count!!!
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by luna sea II View Post
That's amazing.

You should probably start your own charter business.
I agree. That’s awesome one of the charter captains said they’ve had days where the whole fleet has only put a few tuna on the dock. Getting tough when people are paying thousands of dollars to catch tuna and get shut out.
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