MadtownTiger LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Sep 2010 2351 posts Online
re: what's the story on Bluefin Tuna in the Gulf?Posted by MadtownTiger on 4/4/13 at 7:29 pm to Jobu93
If you want to cash in you have to go up to the New England area, buy a commercial license and bluefin fishing license. The tuna license is just secondary in case someone were to catch one, normally anybody who uses rod n reel to fish for whatever.
JasonL79 New Orleans Saints Fan Gretna Member since Jan 2010 5813 posts
re: what's the story on Bluefin Tuna in the Gulf?Posted by JasonL79 on 4/4/13 at 8:32 pm to Jobu93
quote: what's the story on Bluefin Tuna in the Gulf? I too have heard of Japanese boats paying a kings ransom for tuna caught in the gulf. They will sail right up to the sports fisher and pay cash. Urban legend?
Da Hammer LSU Fan Folsom Member since May 2008 4128 posts
re: what's the story on Bluefin Tuna in the Gulf?Posted by Da Hammer on 4/4/13 at 8:44 pm to JAB528
I won't argue the illegal stuff as maybe that is new. However we catch them with some regularity in the gulf normally in late May to early June. About five years ago the gulf record was brought into Venice if I remember correctly. WHile you always had to have a permit to catch them I wasn't aware it was illegal. Even when we caught them there was no money for them I always heard it was due to the water being so much warmer here than in the NE.
gaetti15 Navy Fan AK Member since Apr 2013 9279 posts
re: what's the story on Bluefin Tuna in the Gulf?Posted by gaetti15 on 4/4/13 at 10:36 pm to TutHillTiger
actually should be interesting what affects the oil spill will have on the breeding grounds of the bluefin tuna in the gulf. I know that they have a couple of lsu fisheries oceanographers researching that stuff right now