Offshore Cudjoe 1/31 - A Blackfin saves the day

This afternoon was slow offshore. Too much current for deep dropping. Scattered weeds everywhere made for frustrating trolling. Then, right in front of us we saw fish breaking the surface chasing baitfish. A slight course correction, a bump up in speed and we had a double hookup. A little Blackfin Tuna went back to grow up some more and we kept this guy for dinner tonight.

This is what he looked like at the dock



This is what some of him looked like a few hours later.



The rest was blackened, seared and went too fast to get a photo.
Capt. Tom Urban, "urbanRenewal", Cudjoe Key, FL www.LooeKeyReefAdventures.com

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  • DogDocDogDoc Posts: 686 Officer
    Not just a tasty dinner, but very nice presentation....simple, low-keyed Keys' classy. Nice job all around on the fishing and the preparation.
  • BD27BD27 Posts: 1,179 Officer
    Sure looks Tasty, way to save the day
  • TavernierGuyTavernierGuy Posts: 917 Officer
    Very nice! How does the Yellowtail Snapper taste sushi style?

    I see you got that nasty current down there. I tried to deep drop twice this week in 455 ft. Had a 10 lb weight that would not hold the bottom. Kicked me back to the reef for tails and blackfins.
  • urbanRenewalurbanRenewal Posts: 395 Officer
    Ryan, fresh Yellowtail makes great Sushi and Sashimi.
    Capt. Tom Urban, "urbanRenewal", Cudjoe Key, FL www.LooeKeyReefAdventures.com
  • Gary MGary M Posts: 13,141 AG
    This is what some of him looked like a few hours later.



    The rest was blackened, seared and went too fast to get a photo.

    Sure you got enough wasabi???? :hairraiser (just kidding!)

    Nice presentation and thanks for the report!
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    yum.savory! heard offshore was a little slow. been in backcountry last 4 days.
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  • BD27BD27 Posts: 1,179 Officer
    yum.savory! heard offshore was a little slow. been in backcountry last 4 days.

    AND ??????????????? how's it going back there ? Cobia? 3tails? Snapper? Doesn't really matter to me I'm working 7 days a week , but I'd like to know what I'm missing !
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,757 Moderator
    That looks awesome.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • CaptBillCaptBill Posts: 271 Officer
    Tom
    You all did a lot with that BF. Looks delicious.
  • bonebone Posts: 1,106 Officer
    Looks tasty.
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