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Old 06-29-2020, 06:23 PM
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Regarding Wicked Tuna. Why the difference in the 2 methods from North to South

North is anchored up dropping baits.

South is trolling with green sticks

Just curious if there is a reason why they do not use both methods in both places
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When has the North done anything remotely similar to the South? ....asking for a friend!
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
When has the North done anything remotely similar to the South? ....asking for a friend!

I know they “do it better up there” but still MOVE DOWN SOUTH LOL
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You’ll get sharks in both places but in my experience commercial fishing for those fish in North Carolina you’ll get covered up by Sharks almost instantly if there’s a lot of bait and action around when you try to chunk like you Do up north.
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Bluefin Tuna are migratory fish, and their feeding behavior changes as their environment changes. (Water temp, available bait, currents, depth, etc.)
Their feeding behavior is also affected by their breeding cycle.
local techniques in both areas have been developed over many years, so, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do!“

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Also, hard to anchor when the fish are overboard in 2000fow.
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This is not necessarily bluefin related but there's even differences in just a few 100 miles. For instance oi boats pull almost nothing but ballyhoo & sea witches. Go a little farther north & it's more tracker type lures with ballyhoo mixed with bars & daisy chains. Go a little farther north to new England waters & a good percentage of boats don't even pull ballyhoo. I believe the answer to the question is the predominate bait - food source in the area dictates the most productive fishing methods.
mostly squid up north so squid imitations work best
mostly baitfish down south so ballyhoo works best
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Originally Posted by Abel View Post
Also, hard to anchor when the fish are overboard in 2000fow.
This. I have never caught a BFT in water less than 600ft out of Oregon Inlet NC.
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Originally Posted by Abel View Post
Also, hard to anchor when the fish are overboard in 2000fow.

Makes sense now, never thought about that
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
Makes sense now, never thought about that
If you are focused on wicked tuna fishing out of OI then yes inability to anchor makes sense. If you are focused on the title of your post "north versus south" then depth does not always prevent anchoring. The morehead/beaufort fleet fishes/catches in <150 of water, you can anchor all you want there, it is just not a strategy that has proven effective in that region regardless of whether you can anchor or not.
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Gulf stream. That's the difference.

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