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Catchfish
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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  08:08:09 AM  Show Profile Send Catchfish a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heard from a friend of mine a boat outta bohicket caught a yellowfin... any truth to it?? Anyone know any details??

ADA-WAY
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Posted - 08/19/2019 :  1:06:20 PM  Show Profile Send ADA-WAY a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I heard the same thing
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Head East
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Posted - 08/19/2019 :  2:24:12 PM  Show Profile Send Head East a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Could be, marsh picker caught one last year I believe.

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poly ball
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Posted - 08/19/2019 :  2:45:05 PM  Show Profile Send poly ball a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Head East

Could be, marsh picker caught one last year I believe.

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johndevlin3
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  10:16:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit johndevlin3's Homepage Send johndevlin3 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Would love to know more about it. In late June we ran 110 NM from Gtown entrance hoping to find some Tuna, only to get hit by a water spout, then picked up two 25lb bulls.

1973 22ft Mako CC
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poly ball
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  11:03:31 AM  Show Profile Send poly ball a Private Message  Reply with Quote
only thing to know is they're gone, 2004 was the last year I caught one out of Chas.A few stragglers have come through, that's about it.

Governors Cup tourney used to always have large numbers of YFT hanging at the scales back in the day, haven't seen one there in 15 years.Only tuna that show up at the scales now in Gov's Cup are the lowly black fin
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Pdubbs
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  7:54:24 PM  Show Profile Send Pdubbs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Caught one in 2002 outta chuck town first offshore fish I ever caught. Itís a shame the over fishing that has occurred off the coast of Africa as I understand it that has decimated the yellowfin schools that used to be caught here.

~ If they ainít hating, you ainít doing something right...
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Head East
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  09:06:38 AM  Show Profile Send Head East a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't get the YFT are North of us and South of us but strangely missing from SC Waters.

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Scoutsportfish
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  09:15:06 AM  Show Profile Send Scoutsportfish a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Theyre on the other side of the stream according to researchers. Talked to some a few months ago. They dont know why but it was like a light switch one year they were here the next they were not
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natureboy
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  09:16:41 AM  Show Profile Send natureboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yea - they show up in the keys and off Miami.. then show up off Morehead City in NC all the way up past Hatteras. They seem to skip right over N Florida, GA , and SC
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Apickett
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  12:51:44 PM  Show Profile Send Apickett a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've had some old timers tell me we did not have yellowfin here way back in the day, but had blackfin. I am not sure if this is true, but the yellowfin were here as long as I can remember back. When they were here in numbers I don't recall really catching much in the way of blackfin. Being that they are to our north and south is makes you wonder if it does not have more to do with the flow of the stream and the migration pattern of their food source more than an over-fishing issue.
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mdaddy
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  1:48:01 PM  Show Profile Send mdaddy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I been on the Ga coast since 1986. Yellowfin used to be a normal occurrence. Not so much in the last couple of years. Blackfin deep in hot water and the yellowfin in shore along the temp break near the ledges. Used to watch them feed on flying fish...launching on the flying fish while they were in the air. 100s of flying fish...now I see small amounts of them.

Things have changed. Water temps, three long liners working together off the ledges...I have no clue. What I do know is I'm catching less fish.
Could just be me.

Good article(IMO):
https://www.fishingheadquarters.net/tunafishing.html

" Despite the determination that Atlantic yellowfin tuna are not overfished, concerns are growing over increasing catches, especially by longline fleets that are making unregulated harvests in the Atlantic outside the authority of ICCAT. "

The ENTER-NET Fisherman

Edited by - mdaddy on 08/21/2019 1:52:34 PM
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mdaddy
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Posted - 08/21/2019 :  2:19:48 PM  Show Profile Send mdaddy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's another:

https://www.anglersjournal.com/saltwater/the-how-where-and-why-of-fishing-for-yellowfin-tuna

Maybe it isn't just me.

The ENTER-NET Fisherman
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johndevlin3
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Posted - 08/22/2019 :  10:46:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit johndevlin3's Homepage Send johndevlin3 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's something I was reading the other day
https://www.saltwatersportsman.com/mid-atlantic-yellowfin-tuna-fishing/

It does seem evident that there are significant factors, which have impacted their migration. My friend and I have only been fishing together for about 4.5 years, but wondered if other pelagic species have varying migration patterns (like Mahi). I don't have a link for a different article that suggests, there are several patterns of migration for Mahi in the Atlantic, but this one is interesting.

https://www.inthebite.com/2015/03/mahi-travels-8000-miles/

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Redstripe
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Posted - 08/28/2019 :  01:18:16 AM  Show Profile Send Redstripe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We caught 5 outa MI in 2009. That was it.
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