Islamorada Giant Bluefin caught in 50' on reef

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Marathon, FL -- World Cat 320CC -- Fishing/Snorkeling/Sunset Cruise

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  • xeniaxenia Posts: 57 Greenhorn

    Amazing catch to be sure! Even more amazing that they were ready for just such a fish. Truly a great achievement in these parts. Kudos to the crew.

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  • ResinheadResinhead Posts: 7,887 Admiral

    Awesome.

    Caught a few at Walkers during a BBC tourney. Kind of messed us up for a couple hours but man, good eating.

    Used to fish for them in Bimini. Amazing sight going down sea and see them come up into the spread and pound a bait.

  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski Posts: 6,720 Admiral

    Wow

    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • Lu 1967Lu 1967 Posts: 261 Deckhand

    Wow is right. Is there even a legal season for these in Florida?I wonder if this is some sorta new migration? Aren't these a cold water fish.Whats next seals and penguins.

  • ResinheadResinhead Posts: 7,887 Admiral

    There is a legal season for bluefin. You have to have the proper permits and documentation to keep one. They've been caught in the Bahamas pretty regularly in the past.

  • AOKRVsAOKRVs Posts: 1,555 Captain

    Season Apr 30 - Dec 31
    HMS permit
    private boat 2 @ 27-47 and 1@ 47-73
    charter 3@ 27-47 and 1 @ 47-73

    they won't be around after Apr 30th

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    Marathon, FL -- World Cat 320CC -- Fishing/Snorkeling/Sunset Cruise

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  • JoeBazookaJoeBazooka Posts: 11 Greenhorn

    Do these fish typically survive after a 2.5 hour fight? The FL sharks sure wouldn't be shy about taking a bite!

  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 3,088 Captain

    Man, good dill

  • MarlinBohnerMarlinBohner The darkest depths of Brevard countyPosts: 13 Greenhorn

    They migrate into the gulf of Mexico to spawn. Had a dozen full grown ones cruise by the boat in key West while kite fishing last April. Riding the swell just like the sails and Bonitas. Awesome sight to see

    Everybody gets one

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