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Live bait fishing for Yellowfin?

Old 07-12-2019, 02:59 PM
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A video showing how we do it in Hawaii. We catch a fish that in the same family as mackerel. We call it Opelu. Its like Tuna candy.

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Old 07-12-2019, 05:29 PM
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Where I fish in the Gulf of Mexico, "tuna candy" is a blue runner or Jack cravalle about the size of three fingers. Herring about the same size also qualify, but are not as hardy.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:04 PM
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Are you hitting them with a power head?
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by GAHUNTER View Post
Where I fish in the Gulf of Mexico, "tuna candy" is a blue runner or Jack cravalle about the size of three fingers. Herring about the same size also qualify, but are not as hardy.
Not sure we know what you mean by “size of three fingers”
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jwmd2010 View Post


Not sure we know what you mean by “size of three fingers”
Not quite as broad as your hand (about as broad as three extended fingers).
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That was fun, I like the bang stick!
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Originally Posted by Salmonter View Post
That was fun, I like the bang stick!
Properly placed, way more effective than a dart. I’m wondering if they are commercial.
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Originally Posted by RegulatorHHI View Post
Are you hitting them with a power head?

Yes its a .44 works really good.
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Originally Posted by kmoose View Post

Properly placed, way more effective than a dart. I’m wondering if they are commercial.
No we are not commercial. But since we have an open auction over here if I ever do get extra I will take it to the auction.
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:31 AM
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The auction (UFA) requires sellers to possess a current commercial fishing license.
Holding a commercial license makes you responsible for filing catch reports, which are a real PITA, and even if you don’t fish in a particular month, you must file a “did not fish” in lieu of the report, or you will be fined.
if you peddle any of your catch, there’s another form for that, just so the taxman knows, and don’t forget the bottom fish license and it’s associated paperwork if you happen to have a lousy trolling trip and decide to pick up some snapper on the way home!
Might be a good idea to take along your lawyer and accountant, just in case you catch more fish than you can eat. (Not uncommon in Hawaii!).
Oops, you have to file the catch reports even if you don’t sell your catch!
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Originally Posted by nuffaredy View Post
The auction (UFA) requires sellers to possess a current commercial fishing license.
Holding a commercial license makes you responsible for filing catch reports, which are a real PITA, and even if you don’t fish in a particular month, you must file a “did not fish” in lieu of the report, or you will be fined.
if you peddle any of your catch, there’s another form for that, just so the taxman knows, and don’t forget the bottom fish license and it’s associated paperwork if you happen to have a lousy trolling trip and decide to pick up some snapper on the way home!
Might be a good idea to take along your lawyer and accountant, just in case you catch more fish than you can eat. (Not uncommon in Hawaii!).
Oops, you have to file the catch reports even if you don’t sell your catch!
Yup its because our state is ass backwards.
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