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