At Kayman Charters we are always on the fish!
Here is a 500 pound Bluefin Tuna laying on the deck. The fish was just winched over the side with the block and tackle you see behind the fish. The rope through its gills and mouth provide a secure place to hoist the fish onto the deck. You don’t want that to break!
On a breezy day the Blue-fin Tuna seem to bit aggressively! The waves and the turbulence of the water camouflage the fishing lines and give the lures some different movements. This day water was coming over the side but the fish were biting, Another School Tuna for the Barbeque!
A 600 pound Blue-fin Tuna is hauled aboard the F/V Lisa&Jake This Fish was caught when the first bait was put into the water! A live herring was jigged up by one of the clients as the hook was just crimped onto the leader of the Shimano 130. The nice lively Herring was then put back into the water just the way it came out. With one exception, a Tuna hook buried into its back. This was one of those fish that had to be following the boat and was hanging out looking for food. As the bait was lowered into the water this 600 pound Blue-fin Tuna took the bait right out of my hand!
Another Giant landed by the crew. This Blue-fin Tuna was caught in the middle of the day on a bright sunny Saturday afternoon. The fish was eating “chum” cut up fish mixed in a bucket that is feed to the fish. When the fish are in this feeding mode a piece of the bait that we are using for “chum” has a hook in it. Well this fish fell for the trick!