BIG blackfins on live bait today

even in a slight west wind we were able to get these on live bait on spinning. the big fish is the biggest blackin i have ever seen (or caught) . a cuda bit off the tail (thank goodness, or i may have never stopped him) and the fish that did make it to the boat was at least 30+#. the other 2 were 15 and 25 # ea. we have plen_T of fillets (about a 5 gal. bucketful. it was absolutely beautiful here to day in the lower keys and despite slow reports were went home very satisfied. this was on capt. mike's boat (lower keys adventure charters).
28' SEA VEE BRAND NEW 200 SUZUKI's- LIVE BAIT OFFSHORE WRECKS DEEP DROP REEFS BACKCOUNTRY
CUSTOM CHARTERS u pick the boat- Capt.Harlan Trammell
American Allegiance Charters -LOWER KEYS BACKCOUNTRY FISHING,LOBSTER dives, fish the 33' WORLDCAT w/ AOK+Allegiance!
your boat or mine, my spots+my gear, your fish.
305.394.7400
BIG WAHOO
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  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,379 Captain
    28' SEA VEE BRAND NEW 200 SUZUKI's- LIVE BAIT OFFSHORE WRECKS DEEP DROP REEFS BACKCOUNTRY
    CUSTOM CHARTERS u pick the boat- Capt.Harlan Trammell
    American Allegiance Charters -LOWER KEYS BACKCOUNTRY FISHING,LOBSTER dives, fish the 33' WORLDCAT w/ AOK+Allegiance!
    your boat or mine, my spots+my gear, your fish.
    305.394.7400
    BIG WAHOO
    checkout our new website- http://www.american-allegiance-charters.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Allegiance-Charters/708182519302079[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • urbanRenewalurbanRenewal Posts: 395 Officer
    Nice work on some serious Tuna. I heard you out there in the afternoon but we were way west and out deep. You didn't miss anything in the morning. Seems like all the action started an hour or two after the tide change but even then it was hit and miss.
    Capt. Tom Urban, "urbanRenewal", Cudjoe Key, FL www.LooeKeyReefAdventures.com
  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,379 Captain
    yea, radio reports were slow. there were 7 boats all around, but all were really cool (not running engines). and guess what? most all of them caught something nice. the 25 pounder actually tangled with another boat's line and the folks very politely put their reel in free spool and i was able to boat the fish 10 feet away from there boat. his braid wrapped around mt mono (u got yer chocolate in my peanut butter, but it was delicious)!
    28' SEA VEE BRAND NEW 200 SUZUKI's- LIVE BAIT OFFSHORE WRECKS DEEP DROP REEFS BACKCOUNTRY
    CUSTOM CHARTERS u pick the boat- Capt.Harlan Trammell
    American Allegiance Charters -LOWER KEYS BACKCOUNTRY FISHING,LOBSTER dives, fish the 33' WORLDCAT w/ AOK+Allegiance!
    your boat or mine, my spots+my gear, your fish.
    305.394.7400
    BIG WAHOO
    checkout our new website- http://www.american-allegiance-charters.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Allegiance-Charters/708182519302079[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    Nice job,
    Capt Bill
  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,379 Captain
    thank you!
    28' SEA VEE BRAND NEW 200 SUZUKI's- LIVE BAIT OFFSHORE WRECKS DEEP DROP REEFS BACKCOUNTRY
    CUSTOM CHARTERS u pick the boat- Capt.Harlan Trammell
    American Allegiance Charters -LOWER KEYS BACKCOUNTRY FISHING,LOBSTER dives, fish the 33' WORLDCAT w/ AOK+Allegiance!
    your boat or mine, my spots+my gear, your fish.
    305.394.7400
    BIG WAHOO
    checkout our new website- http://www.american-allegiance-charters.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Allegiance-Charters/708182519302079[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • latitudeajustmentlatitudeajustment Posts: 2,005 Captain
    Just curious what depth you caught them at? Also, I frequent offshore BPK area, what VHF channel do you frequently use? Thanks, hoping to get down there the end of the week.
  • HooganHoogan Posts: 538 Officer
    Outstanding! :beer
  • Gulf2Back2FrontGulf2Back2Front Posts: 54 Greenhorn
    Funny thing was, that same boat,the 2nd biggest tuna drug us to, was the one that said, hey man, you have a fish on your bow rod!
    We were so busy admiring the one weight-lifter-of-a-tuna, we didn't realize we hooked in to another. Just goes to prove, you can't do it alone. That's why we talk on the radio, share what we know that day, and treat other boaters like we would want to be treated.
    Captain Mike Theut
    30926 Edward Road
    Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
    www.LowerKeysAdventureCharters.com :fishing
    305.900.8240
    Private / Custom - Family and Small Group Charters
    Offshore, Back Country and Gulf Fishing / Eco Tours / Snorkel Trips
  • flbluerunnerflbluerunner Posts: 707 Officer
    Awesome tuna
    John :USA
    2006 38 Luhrs IPS600, A true 38, the only one made with IPS!
    2001 23 Parker

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  • ExocetExocet Posts: 55 Deckhand
    Super nice fish.
    Work is for people that don't know how to fish!

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  • urbanRenewalurbanRenewal Posts: 395 Officer
    ….you can't do it alone. That's why we talk on the radio, share what we know that day, and treat other boaters like we would want to be treated.

    Amen Brother !
    Capt. Tom Urban, "urbanRenewal", Cudjoe Key, FL www.LooeKeyReefAdventures.com
  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,379 Captain
    they were in 240'. i talk on 79, 71.
    28' SEA VEE BRAND NEW 200 SUZUKI's- LIVE BAIT OFFSHORE WRECKS DEEP DROP REEFS BACKCOUNTRY
    CUSTOM CHARTERS u pick the boat- Capt.Harlan Trammell
    American Allegiance Charters -LOWER KEYS BACKCOUNTRY FISHING,LOBSTER dives, fish the 33' WORLDCAT w/ AOK+Allegiance!
    your boat or mine, my spots+my gear, your fish.
    305.394.7400
    BIG WAHOO
    checkout our new website- http://www.american-allegiance-charters.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Allegiance-Charters/708182519302079[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Got TA GoGot TA Go Posts: 2,608 Captain
    Well done! :beer
    www.gottagofishinginkeywest.com


    Hero's Don't Wear Capes....They Wear Dog Tags.
  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,379 Captain
    thanks!
    28' SEA VEE BRAND NEW 200 SUZUKI's- LIVE BAIT OFFSHORE WRECKS DEEP DROP REEFS BACKCOUNTRY
    CUSTOM CHARTERS u pick the boat- Capt.Harlan Trammell
    American Allegiance Charters -LOWER KEYS BACKCOUNTRY FISHING,LOBSTER dives, fish the 33' WORLDCAT w/ AOK+Allegiance!
    your boat or mine, my spots+my gear, your fish.
    305.394.7400
    BIG WAHOO
    checkout our new website- http://www.american-allegiance-charters.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Allegiance-Charters/708182519302079[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ChicagoKeysChicagoKeys Posts: 25 Greenhorn
    Do you find structure? Floatsam? Weedlines? Fishing the surface or deeper? SST change or above a certain temp or thermocline?

    I've only caught blackfin when I've been looking for dolphin on the troll or trolling out at the hump. Just trying to learn how it's done.
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    Sometimes they are on the surface, sometimes deep. Once I was pulling my line up to check bait from 225 feet. Got up to 180-190 and 3 of us got hit at the same time. Largest was 30 pounds the rest 25+ Pure mayhem but a blast!

    BTW we anchored up fishing for muttons at the time.
    Capt Bill
  • 1dogshy1dogshy Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    Very nice...!!

    I will be fishing off BPK first 2 weeks Feb.

    Any info messaged to me would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you in advance....:crossed
  • ChicagoKeysChicagoKeys Posts: 25 Greenhorn
    Hawkboat wrote: »
    Sometimes they are on the surface, sometimes deep. Once I was pulling my line up to check bait from 225 feet. Got up to 180-190 and 3 of us got hit at the same time. Largest was 30 pounds the rest 25+ Pure mayhem but a blast!

    BTW we anchored up fishing for muttons at the time.

    With the way they circle on the way up, it's amazing they didn't get all wrapped up!
  • HawkboatHawkboat Posts: 1,030 Officer
    We where on the Yankee Capts, (100 foot boat) 3 out of 4 hooked up on the bow within "MINUTE OF EACH OTHER" all on the retrieve and then was it for that trip.

    On another trip, same boat, but a deep drop trip and when we anchored up at night in about 200-225 we had some flyers around the boat, netted them and sent em down live...needles to say it game on with just about the same results.

    Hope this helped and good luck!
    :thumbsup
    Capt Bill
  • TavernierGuyTavernierGuy Posts: 917 Officer
    Hope you got that lower unit checked out before heading back out. Its well worth taking the time...
  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,379 Captain
    agreed . the ice melts and the blackfins go bad (unless u got wasabi on the boat and eat 'em @ sea) b4 you can paddle back w/ a bad lower.
    28' SEA VEE BRAND NEW 200 SUZUKI's- LIVE BAIT OFFSHORE WRECKS DEEP DROP REEFS BACKCOUNTRY
    CUSTOM CHARTERS u pick the boat- Capt.Harlan Trammell
    American Allegiance Charters -LOWER KEYS BACKCOUNTRY FISHING,LOBSTER dives, fish the 33' WORLDCAT w/ AOK+Allegiance!
    your boat or mine, my spots+my gear, your fish.
    305.394.7400
    BIG WAHOO
    checkout our new website- http://www.american-allegiance-charters.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Allegiance-Charters/708182519302079[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • rapchizzlerapchizzle Posts: 104 Deckhand
    Looking good Mike and Harlan. Well the fish do at least...
  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,379 Captain
    thanks
    28' SEA VEE BRAND NEW 200 SUZUKI's- LIVE BAIT OFFSHORE WRECKS DEEP DROP REEFS BACKCOUNTRY
    CUSTOM CHARTERS u pick the boat- Capt.Harlan Trammell
    American Allegiance Charters -LOWER KEYS BACKCOUNTRY FISHING,LOBSTER dives, fish the 33' WORLDCAT w/ AOK+Allegiance!
    your boat or mine, my spots+my gear, your fish.
    305.394.7400
    BIG WAHOO
    checkout our new website- http://www.american-allegiance-charters.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Allegiance-Charters/708182519302079[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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