Summer 2019 ·
 Issue 03

Tuna at the shoals

Ryan Coughlin
Overview
Atlantic Squid
Bait of Choice
15 miles
Distance from Shore
91"
Length
Black zip tie through the nose keeps the hook flush to the fish and helps diminish the chance the tuna sees the hook

Calm sea, blue bird day

Bait was marked on and off in 30 minute intervals, we had birds and whales, but no tuna.

Bait prep station
Deck lights pull in mackerel, squid, needlefish, and more throughout the night. Easy way to fill the live well.

The next morning

Connected with tuna at 6:30am

Work begins

Tail wrapped and cooling. Did this for 30 minutes to bring the core temp down to preserve meat quality upon selling.

Species

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Weight

401lb

Bait

Squid

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