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Old 03-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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wicked tuna....

anybody see the commercials for this new show on nat geo? looks based out of glouster . starts april 1st i belive. which means they must of been filming last summer. Anyone know anybody on the show? looks interesting. Altho i admit i know very little about tuna, i see them occationaly on the way out to cod fish. i alway debate getting a permit...
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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get a permit. never know when that cod jig will get snatched up by one. i'm looking forward to the show.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #3
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If you're cod jig gets snatched up by a tuna, odds are great that you'll never see the fish. If you want to fish for them, you'll need a lot more than cod gear.

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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If you're cod jig gets snatched up by a tuna, odds are great that you'll never see the fish. If you want to fish for them, you'll need a lot more than cod gear.
I disagree MM....when it comes to sbf tuna in the 47-59" range it can be easily done with decent cod gear. We had it happen twice one cod day, went 1 for 2 and that was because we strighten out a hook getting overzealous near the boat.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:42 AM   #5
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Reality TV comes to Gloucester for ‘Wicked Tuna’ - The Boston Globe

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:56 AM   #6
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I saw that show tuna wranglers last night....no wonder theres no tuna. They were catching them 200-300 at a time in australia and small ones. atleast they cant do that here in the us.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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If you're cod jig gets snatched up by a tuna, odds are great that you'll never see the fish. If you want to fish for them, you'll need a lot more than cod gear.
i figure i have a 10% chance of bring in a sbf tuna.....if i have a man on the boat controls and a good man on the reel.....maybe lol. i saw tuna 4 times last year and wasnt really looking for them and i often see guys trolling around for them where we are cod fishing. just a thought.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #8
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I have mixed feeling about this.

This is such a highly contested/argued fishery, I feel like we're going to give enviros ammo. That and every person with a cod jig will now be parked on the whiting grounds hoping to make millions. Any tv show based on something you participate in, of course will intrigue you.

I buy scallops from a cape cod bay day scalloper. He said you wouldn't believe how many dead 60" fish he gets in his scallop tows from people fighting fish on spinning gear.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #9
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I buy scallops from a cape cod bay day scalloper. He said you wouldn't believe how many dead 60" fish he gets in his scallop tows from people fighting fish on spinning gear.
This is what makes me cringe everytime I see a 'released 10 BFT and broke off 4 more' every day from the fleet in NC right now and then again in the summer up here....

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He said you wouldn't believe how many dead 60" fish he gets in his scallop tows from people fighting fish on spinning gear.
How does he know they were dead BEFORE getting into his tow?

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #11
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How does he know they were dead BEFORE getting into his tow?
probably because the odds of a live BFT getting into a scallop dredge is slim to none... they have to be directly laying on the bottom...

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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probably because the odds of a live BFT getting into a scallop dredge is slim to none... they have to be directly laying on the bottom...
And to add to that, the opening on the dredge is facing DOWN.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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He said you wouldn't believe how many dead 60" fish he gets in his scallop tows from people fighting fish on spinning gear.
Sorry Andrew.... I don't believe it
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #14
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I have mixed feeling about this.

This is such a highly contested/argued fishery, I feel like we're going to give enviros ammo. That and every person with a cod jig will now be parked on the whiting grounds hoping to make millions. Any tv show based on something you participate in, of course will intrigue you.

I buy scallops from a cape cod bay day scalloper. He said you wouldn't believe how many dead 60" fish he gets in his scallop tows from people fighting fish on spinning gear.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:56 PM   #15
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Which day scalloped? And feel free to pm me.
We've got a few in sandwich, and know them all - and NONE have dredged up a dead rat.
While I wonder about the survival rate as well, I'm very tempted to call BullSh@t.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:26 AM   #16
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Sorry Andrew.... I don't believe it
Don't kill the messenger.

Guy runs to George's too in his scallop boat for tuna fishing and is one of the whiting boats we all love. Had a great chat with him about the whiting fishery. You don't have to tow over someone's anchor.

He's a tuna guy. He understands the tuna fishery, he just happens to day scallop and drag for herring.

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:07 PM   #17
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Its one "reality" show I might actually watch..

Weymouth fisherman is on new TV series ?Wicked Tuna? - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:16 PM   #18
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Buckman should be on this show !!!!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #19
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first episode

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #20
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OK. Was fun to watch here in March. But did they need to get whiny, backstabbing, liars in front of the cameras? Can't stand that crap in season nevermind see it on TV. No reason to give wrong numbers to someone on the radio and send them on a goosechase. I don't say much on a radio, but won't screw someone either. Just tell them I would rather not say. Closer to shore, I use a cell to communicate with "trusted" boats. Tunalessgreg is my most trusted locally , yet the Montauk in him has sent me to a desert once.... but not again as we have since "discussed" that incident. There is respect between us, to the point that I have never taken numbers of the many cod spots he has taken me to on his boat. Stuff that should be understood. The TV show makes it look like they're ALL idiots out on the banks, not just the ones we happen to know or hear on the radio. Too much of that crap taken to the extreme. Glad I have a handful of boats that I can trust and trade good intel with. They should have RR on next year's show. He'd fit in well.

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #21
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I will tune in but I doubt I hang around much...I hate the reality phase of TV these days, even if it is fishing related. It has caused me to just about halt TV watching except for on-demand movies and sports.

Typhoon is right. Don't send someone to never never land. That kind of crap really upsets me and gives a bad stereotypical rap to everyone who fishes in a boat. We are all not like that. Just keep you mouth shut on the radio if you don't want the fleet to come. for private conversations where you want to talk numbers....Cell phones work inshore, Sat phones offshore.
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Thanks for the link Andrew,am drooling over here now. Need a bigger boat Can a 23 seacraft make it to georges hahaha.
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I will tune in but I doubt I hang around much...I hate the reality phase of TV these days, even if it is fishing related. It has caused me to just about halt TV watching except for on-demand movies and sports.

Typhoon is right. Don't send someone to never never land. That kind of crap really upsets me and gives a bad stereotypical rap to everyone who fishes in a boat. We are all not like that. Just keep you mouth shut on the radio if you don't want the fleet to come. for private conversations where you want to talk numbers....Cell phones work inshore, Sat phones offshore.


Sorry but thats crap.
It's one thing to go fishing for fun & enjoyment but it's a whole different set of rules for guys who make their living doing it and don't have a day job to fall back on.
I have no problem with what Dave on Tuna.com does.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #24
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thanks for the link...now i dont need to tevo it...lol. just makes me want a bigger boat lol!
is there that many boats on georges even at night? or were they actually inshore? the nite tuna that tuna.com caught there was lights off in the distance seemed like alot of lights for that far off shore.....
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A lot of boats go to georges and a lot of boats come home empty handed.
I'll take my skunking 2 hours from the slip instead of 12 thank you
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Cant help but wonder if Grundens is a sponsor. Their bibs are all brand spankin new.

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thanks for the link...now i dont need to tevo it...lol. just makes me want a bigger boat lol!
is there that many boats on georges even at night? or were they actually inshore? the nite tuna that tuna.com caught there was lights off in the distance seemed like alot of lights for that far off shore.....
Its dragger city out there.

Also about halfway to Monhegan from PTown is the same thing.

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