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Old 07-24-2018, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gerg View Post
Norther trophy season closing 7/26 at 11:30 pm.......
Thatís gonna bum a lotta people out...
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:26 PM
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Answer honestly, have you ever actually caught a commercial size BFT? Cause that's great in theory but not how it really works, at all. It goes more like this...

Somebody wants to pound their chest on social media, they kill a 73" plus fish, do not care for the meat properly, they filet it and leave 30% of the meat on the rack, then eat it for a couple days, but it doesn't taste as good as it should cause it wasn't cared for properly, since most rec boats don't have a fish hold big enough to ice down a giant. Your uncle and grandfather LOVE tuna and eat the shit out of it. The rest of your family and friends are mostly only curious to try a taste, but the women are all worried about the mercury levels in tuna, so they just take a bit to not insult you. Your friend that takes a prime loin back home in a cooler, cooks it for himself but his wife wants to get knocked up soon so she doesn't eat it, and she wont let the kids eat it either, that friend throws out most of what you gave him. Next, you start giving it away to anyone that answers their FB post saying "Caught a GIANT, anybody that wants meat, let me know brosephs" as a caption to a glorious picture of you posing with the trophy. Random people on FB come and get some meat, but who knows what they do with it and you never talk to them again. After that, most forget about the remaining 75lbs in their freezer until they catch the next one, once that happens they throw the old meat out to make room for the new meat, which will DEF be 100% consumed.

I will add, I am all for harvesting tuna... to me there is no fish better for eating. I just think you cant honestly say the that a 73" plus fish is to is going to be consumed by the crew, families and friends. Its just too much meat.
That line makes me think of some of my relatives, now sadly deceased, who would also eat the shit out of some tuna if given the opportunity . Iíve cruised this thread a couple of times and each time your post has made me smile and brought back some good memories....
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by gerg View Post
Norther trophy season closing 7/26 at 11:30 pm.......
Friends with restaurants everywhere are very upset.
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:46 PM
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Friends with restaurants everywhere are very upset.
You think the closed season will deter someone making an illegal sale? Or that the person actually knows the regs?
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by tysdad115 View Post
You think the closed season will deter someone making an illegal sale? Or that the person actually knows the regs?
Of course it will. Words on paper always work.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Ronn Burgandy View Post
No one has enough "friends" for 200 #'s of tuna. Facebook glory doesn't last long.
You need more friends, I'm already out.
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Originally Posted by mr buck View Post
You need more friends, I'm already out.
Naw, I'm all full at this time. Can't be getting to that second hand.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:15 AM
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I'd rather keep smaller fish than a trophy class fish, but sometimes that's all we have up north. Is killing a trophy class fish that's probably had a chance to spawn really any better than limiting out killing 2 babies and 1 teenager that's the future of the population? The rec trophy quota is so small (1.8 metric tons) its almost a non issue. Personally I think NOAA should go back 1 bft limit per boat, but I know that would be unpopular.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mr buck View Post
I'd rather keep smaller fish than a trophy class fish, but sometimes that's all we have up north. Is killing a trophy class fish that's probably had a chance to spawn really any better than limiting out killing 2 babies and 1 teenager that's the future of the population? The rec trophy quota is so small (1.8 metric tons) its almost a non issue. Personally I think NOAA should go back 1 bft limit per boat, but I know that would be unpopular.
I'm with you there. No need for 2 or 3 juvvies to be taken IMO. But again, people love their FB pics and charters gotta sell space.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:18 AM
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So angling catagory can't even land 1 giant per year but general can land 3 per day. What a very scientific decision to protect bluefin tuna stocks.

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Old 07-25-2018, 10:25 AM
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So angling catagory can't even land 1 giant per year but general can land 3 per day. What a very scientific decision to protect bluefin tuna stocks.

Well, it all goes toward the same quota, so it is fairly scientific.

And whatever they are doing seems to be working. Plenty of trophies showed up where they haven't been in years the last couple of months.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Ronn Burgandy View Post
Well, it all goes toward the same quota, so it is fairly scientific.

And whatever they are doing seems to be working. Plenty of trophies showed up where they haven't been in years the last couple of months.
Yup. All those school tunas from a few years back have grown up!

And to be fair, general category was shut down three times last year and reduced the # of fish taken so that isn't the wild west either.
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And just remember, there were years when the entire rec class was closed before the end of the season.
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Originally Posted by Madhavok View Post
So angling catagory can't even land 1 giant per year but general can land 3 per day. What a very scientific decision to protect bluefin tuna stocks.

And gen cat can't keep fish under 73. sounds fair to me.
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