tuna

tuna

 had a very slow weekend with very little caught ,fishing the flat coral in 40mtrs and fish where all over the sounder but wernt on the chew ,trolled the back of staggies and landed the tuna ,and lost a macky boat side ,it was a solo mission and i stuffed up trying to gafe it ,i was gutted first ever metro mac and i muffed it ,lesson learnt.


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fish id

Sun, 2011-03-27 18:28

wasnt sure on the type of tuna it was thinking long tail ? any ideas .

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Little hard to tell from the

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:33

Little hard to tell from the pic, but almost certainly a SBT. Still fair few of them around and longtails are pretty damn rare here even with the warm currents. Not impossible though and it does look a little slender. Got any other pics?

 

Edit: Nope, i'm wrong, its a longtail. See below. That'll teach me to only glance at a pic.

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definately a longtail

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:33

and also not rare at all, i have seen a few on this site in the last few months alone

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Good size

Sun, 2011-03-27 18:33

Not sure what type of tuna but a good sized one. well done

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Looks like a longtail to me,

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:11

Looks like a longtail to me, and they are'nt that rare Matt.

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Well, havent heard of a lot

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:30

Well, havent heard of a lot being caught metro waters at least. Certainly not something to rule out atm though.

 

Edit: Had a closer look and i'm going to go with your call of a longtail Brody. At first I was looking at the girth (in SBTs its in the middle, on longtails up the front), but looking at the anal fins and the eye, its a longtail. You can tell them on the belly pattern too, and another feature i'm forgetting off the top of my head. There you go, at least one caught in the metro region :p Last I caught was at the Abrolhos btw (certainly confirmed yellowfin on the taste test, ahaha).

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Yeah caught quite a few

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:24

Yeah caught quite a few inshore as they are one type of tuna that like to come in close. Most recent was one about 8kg just outside the three mile off Hillarys.

 

Looks like a decent size, would have gone hard.

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Hmmm, first i've heard of a

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:32

Hmmm, first i've heard of a few being caught. There was that one at the north mole a year or two ago though. SBT's do still come in reasonably close (but I guess that depends if the 3 mile is close). I've only come across blues myself or seen blues in photos in metro (and not seen reports calling longtail captures). But there you go, learn something new all the time. Now to catch one myself.

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agree mate - only seen SBTs

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:50

agree mate - only seen SBTs on here so far this season, but longtails do come down here, and summer is the time

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longtail

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:51

looks like a longtail to me too