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Greensticks in the Gulf?

Old 08-02-2018, 09:06 AM
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Does anyone ever use/ see others using Greensticks around here? When i used to fish up north commercial boats would slay the tuna with them but ive never heard about or seen it in the gulf. If not, is there a reason it wouldnt work? Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:13 AM
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Never saw on in the Gulf. Saw plenty off Hatteras.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:00 AM
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I saw one about 8 years ago. I could not figure out what it was until i did some asking around.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:23 AM
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A limited few but there are some
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:05 AM
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I've seen a commercial fishing boat using one in south tim field. I thought to myself, all he's gonna catch with that in this area is kings. He was trolling over the artificial reefs.
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:05 AM
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I think mike ellis has one on his boat.

So yes they're a few
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:48 AM
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Some people use them, some buddies and i were going out to a rig probably a month ago and somebody was using one. I didn't know what it was either but my friends Dad explained it to me.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:39 PM
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Hell, I've no clue what y'all are talking about. "GreenSticks?"
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:52 PM
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Hell, I've no clue what y'all are talking about. "GreenSticks?"
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:17 PM
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There are 5 commercial longliners out of Dulac that are partnering with NOAA to try them on an experimental basis for 3 months out of the year. They have neot been successful so far. There are a few multi-species commercial boats out of Leeville that use them, and they do pretty good.
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That's probably one of the Dulac longliners.
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:34 PM
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There a Freeman 42LR set up with a green stick parked at Cypress Cove. Burst Factor!! The set up is pretty awesome.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:17 AM
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There are a few that have been working green canyon over pretty good this year. Greenstick all day, chunk all night for weeks at a time. Word is there are more from the east coast commercial fleet on the way. Not only are they going to hurt the tuna numbers, but I think they are going to educate the fish pretty well if enough of them come.
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A buddy has one in OBA. Not sure how well they do with it.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bigtuna View Post
There are a few that have been working green canyon over pretty good this year. Greenstick all day, chunk all night for weeks at a time. Word is there are more from the east coast commercial fleet on the way. Not only are they going to hurt the tuna numbers, but I think they are going to educate the fish pretty well if enough of them come.
As if the fish need any more education. No one is filling boxes dragging the Auger with marlin baits like they were a decade ago. Just gunna have to pray they don't start live chumming like the San Deigo long-range fleet.
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:25 AM
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As if the fish need any more education. No one is filling boxes dragging the Auger with marlin baits like they were a decade ago. Just gunna have to pray they don't start live chumming like the San Deigo long-range fleet.
You must not have seen the Venice charter fleet out there lately...
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:11 PM
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Venice guys have been live chumming for a while.
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:28 PM
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It's one thing to throw out 5-7 baits, 2 with hooks, bump forward to create whitewash and get tight on fish. It's another thing to throw out 30-50 baits that ball up under your transom and feed a few with hooks back there for the taking. Throwing out live bait faster than chunks for just as long is a completely different animal. A 42' Freeman has some 210 gal or so that can hold bait, which is plenty for what we do around here. But I'd love to see what kind of frenzy a blacked out 600+ gal well and 2 mates constantly throwing livies at a floater would produce.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:47 PM
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The greenstick fish don't grade high enough to make it profitable here in the gulf.

The stress of the hard, short fight in very warm surface water is the problem.

It's already been tried.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:47 PM
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A few, don’t see them often here
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