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Are Your Released Tuna Surviving?

Old 05-13-2019, 04:24 PM
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This one took a hell of a lot of time and energy put together. Hope you like it.

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Old 05-13-2019, 04:33 PM
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If the sharks don't get the tuna before you get them to the boat they will get them once you release them. Nature is a bitch.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:43 PM
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That is an absolutely great article. The info on fight duration breaks every rule I have been taught in the past. I expect this will make me a better release angler. Thank you for your work on this article
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:49 PM
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Interesting about the short fight time leading to higher lactic acid levels and lower quality fish at the market. I always thought Commercial guys wanted to get the fish in as quickly as possible decreasing the chance of burning the fish.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:46 PM
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Whoah. Very very cool!!! Great read. We are shooting for getting much better at releasing our tunas for sure. This helps even more. Thanks
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:22 PM
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great read-heading to Venice next week for a six boat yft tag and release tournament- I have had several tags returned from other tournaments- will definitely share the article with the 23 other participants, captains and mates
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Thanks for posting this, that was a good read and the whole long fight vs. short fight was counterintuitive. Learned something....
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I'll probably read this tomorrow but man I know for a fact the longer you take to get it to the boat the more chances you end up with half a fish.
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So my love for light tackle fishing isnt hurting the fish the way others have said for years. Great article and thx for all your efforts you put forth. Hope this reaches everyone.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:48 AM
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Great work. A must read for all tuna fisherman
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Very interesting how most people including myself have always understood the opposite. If only we didnt have major shark problems around here i would prefer to take my time.
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Great article, thanks Capt.

Been re-rigging a lot of my plugs to singles because of this and after talking the other week.
Win-win with Better hook ups and better release.
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I don't release many tuna, except into the ice
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Great article. Thanks for posting.
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Nice work, Captain.
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That is why good quality research should be funded. Excellent information everyone should know.
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Thanks for sharing a very interesting and informative article. My reaction is twofold: Happy that those I fish with for giants at PEI each year use barbless circle hooks and tow the fish properly before release, but concerned about quick releases of billfish, especially during tournaments.
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Waiting for the fire sale of 130's.
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Originally Posted by 32regulator View Post
Interesting about the short fight time leading to higher lactic acid levels and lower quality fish at the market. I always thought Commercial guys wanted to get the fish in as quickly as possible decreasing the chance of burning the fish.
We still.do. The longer the fight the better chance of something going wrong. The lactic acid issue is resolved by swimming the fish against the hull allowing the fish to cool down and get rid of acid build up in the muscle BEFORE killing it. Lots of guys don't do this.
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We still.do. The longer the fight the better chance of something going wrong. The lactic acid issue is resolved by swimming the fish against the hull allowing the fish to cool down and get rid of acid build up in the muscle BEFORE killing it. Lots of guys don't do this.
How do you "swimming the Fish"?
Head first, like you would do to revive him? or tail first with a rope around the tail?
How do you secure the fish to make sure he does not get away accidentally?
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