Blackfin Tuna Report

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    Blackfin Tuna Report

    Had the urge to do some pelagic trolling off southwest Florida this Friday and Saturday and did pretty well. Despite a not so great Hilton's Satellite Imagery report, the chlorophyll levels, a 1.5 degree hotspot and current flow made a trip worth the effort.
    At around 160 ft we put out a spread of dink ballyhoo, a double-dredge and squid chain teaser and let the tools do their magic. While the tuna bite was not insane, we managed a few of these each day, along with a lot of bonito and 2 extremely large barracuda. The cudas were caught on 18" high speed wahoo lures at 14 knots. No wahoo, but a rush when these bruisers hit the 50 wides...
    The bites were steady and the weather perfect. If you can get out that far, the tuna are there and the bite should only improve over the next few weeks ...


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    Senior Member Luftwaffe1989's Avatar
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    Wow that's a massive cuda! Nice cath.
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    Sweet!

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    nice cuda

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    Funny how people are commenting on the Cuda and not on the Tuna!

    Nice Blackfin's.........
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    Great eats there!! (the blackfins).

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    man, that would make a bunch of tuna sandwiches....
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