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« on: June 08, 2021, 01:55:20 AM »

Took a charter out of NC Outer Banks to see if we couldn't find us some tuna for my youngest sons birthday.  Lines in the water by 6:30 and had a Skip Jack before the last line was set.  Then we cruised around with no other hits until noon when we picked up a 40lb Yellow Fin ()without a tail by the time he got to the boat).  Sharks were thick!  Kinda picked up our spirits a bit.  Next thing we know, 3 lines came tight at the same time and things got a bit hectic.  First fish to the boat was a 114 lb Big Eye, next fish a 137 lb Big Eye and finally a 124 lb Big Eye with about 4 sharks on him.  Luckily only lost a little meat by the tail. Freezer is full.  Here's two of my boys with their fish and a pic with the rest of the tuna (we ate the Skip Jack for lunch)


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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 03:34:48 AM »

Those are very rotund tuna.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 11:11:22 AM »

Those are some nice fish. If you ring the dinner bell loud enough, I might come running.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 03:07:33 PM »

Bucket list bigeye. Nice ones!
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 03:40:10 PM »

Nice, we need an East Coast Ohana trip to chase some tuna!
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2021, 03:50:25 PM »

Nice job and nice fat fish. I have not lost a fish to a shark yet .......................... seals and sea lions yes but not sharks ............... knock on wood.


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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 04:12:31 AM »

Fantastic trip,,,,, Cheesy there's nothing like fishing there and getting some big ones great job,,,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2021, 04:57:02 AM »

Those are some Beautiful Tuna!!!!!!!!!!  Bigeye are a bit scarce out here on the left coast, looks like you folks had a great day! - john
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2021, 08:06:31 AM »

A good days fishing Joe, thanks for the pictures & report, cheers Don.
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 12:27:58 AM »

Thanks fellas.  They sure are good eating.  Sharks are thick off the Outer Banks.  Can't waste time reeling them in or else you'll be eating nothing but tuna head soup.  Gobi,  I'd be happy to look at doing another tuna trip.  Gonna be up in Michigan walleye fishing for 3 weeks but when I get back I could look into it.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2021, 09:53:52 AM »

Beautiful fish.
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 03:48:42 PM »

Nice, we need an East Coast Ohana trip to chase some tuna!
I wouldn't mind getting in on some of that!
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2021, 04:31:28 AM »

Thanks fellas.  They sure are good eating.  Sharks are thick off the Outer Banks.  Can't waste time reeling them in or else you'll be eating nothing but tuna head soup.  Gobi,  I'd be happy to look at doing another tuna trip.  Gonna be up in Michigan walleye fishing for 3 weeks but when I get back I could look into it.

Sounds like a plan, we need to get some East Coast trips going!

Wait, you are coming over to Fichigan! detroit? when?
I am on the west side (all the fish are on the east side)
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2021, 02:31:45 AM »

Gobi,  My cousin has a private island I stay on every summer for a few weeks.  Well, last year was 6 weeks but who's counting..... It's near a small town called Algonac that's at the mouth of the St. River where it dumps into Lake St Clair.
 Going up Tuesday and will be there until after the 4th.  Great walleye, musky, pike and small and large mouth bass fishing. 
My cousin comes over to your side to chase kings.
 
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