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(CBS 21 Harrisburg)   Virginia fisherman catches 1,000 pound bluefin tuna, just in time for Lent to make lots of tuna salad. 'I owe it all to God'   (local21news.com) divider line
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2021-03-04 10:04:28 AM  
wonder what he sold it for, then he can pay it all back to god
 
2021-03-04 10:14:16 AM  
Two and a half hour fight? Gee he must have been exhausted after trying to haul that big fishie in.
 
2021-03-04 10:43:27 AM  
It's not so much that God likes that fisherman, as it is that God hates fish.
 
2021-03-04 11:07:15 AM  
Sorry Charlie.
 
2021-03-04 11:07:17 AM  
The creator of the universe totally cares about this dude catching a fish.
 
2021-03-04 11:08:00 AM  
God loves mercury poisoning.
 
2021-03-04 11:09:53 AM  
 
2021-03-04 11:11:30 AM  
"God did it!"
 
2021-03-04 11:14:07 AM  
What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?
 
2021-03-04 11:16:08 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?


That's my question. That fish is worth some serious cash.
 
2021-03-04 11:16:09 AM  

Marcos P: The creator of the universe totally cares about this dude catching a fish.


He has to do something after football season ends.
 
2021-03-04 11:16:22 AM  
Man, screw eating that thing. 24 hours later that fish would in a Japanese market and I would be $500K richer.
 
2021-03-04 11:17:00 AM  
The entire world needs to shut down the catching of blue fin tuna. They are being fished to extinction.
 
2021-03-04 11:18:22 AM  

RodneyToady: It's not so much that God likes that fisherman, as it is that God hates fish.


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2021-03-04 11:18:54 AM  
I had a huge catfish on 10 pound test. I would have reeled it in... if Satan didn't break the line.
 
2021-03-04 11:22:11 AM  
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2021-03-04 11:22:24 AM  
A tuna that successfully grows that large in this tuna mad era?... If it was female (and of course they didn't notice) it would be smarter from an environmental point of view to let it go.   Big female = many more eggs for future tuna.

But that wasn't ever going to happen, was it?
 
2021-03-04 11:22:38 AM  

Beerguy: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?

That's my question. That fish is worth some serious cash.


A 2.5-hour fight will build up a lot of lactic acid and may spoil the meat, or at the very least make it undesirable to any high bidders
 
2021-03-04 11:26:34 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?


Just from seeing "Wicked Tuna" a few times it varies based on quality but they usually get anywhere from $15 to  $25 a pound. Of course it's a reality show so who knows how real or accurate that is.
 
2021-03-04 11:28:35 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?


i've watched wicked tuna a bit and they pay, depending on the meat quality, anywhere from $12 a pound to $30 a pound. FLash frozen sent to Japan
 
2021-03-04 11:31:14 AM  
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2021-03-04 11:31:41 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?


I can buy it retail for 80 bucks a pound on a good day. But big bluefins can go for a millions at auction.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna​9​55101
 
2021-03-04 11:32:07 AM  
There is no cod. Only tuna.
 
2021-03-04 11:34:30 AM  
I helped catch a bluefin like this when I was kid in the early 80s, though not as big. I worked on head boats out of Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn NY when I was in high school, weekends and summers. The crew would charter the boat for a tuna trip twice a year, and bring about 10 people out fishing for a weekend. This was purely to catch yellowfin and bluefin to sell to Fulton's market when we got back to the dock.

One trip out, the first mate of the boat at the time, hooked into a monster. We were using standup rigs. He fought the fish for 2 hours before four of us were able to get gaffs into it and lift it on the deck almost 700lbs about 8ft long. That one fish sold for $10,000. If I remember something close $15 a pound. That one fish paid for our whole trip, boat/captain/fuel/bait/beer and the rest we caught we had around 50 or so yellowfin and a couple of smaller bluefins under 100lbs, was all on top. I was 15 years old and made $2,000 for two days work.

All that is gone now, the head boat day fishing industry is all but dead in Sheepshead Bay now. For more than a 100 years a couple of dozen boats took people fishing every day, now there are only a few boats left. Too much pressure on the local fish populations have led to strict size and catch limits. It is all very sad, sad that we overfished, and sad that a working fishery has vanished.
 
2021-03-04 11:41:11 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?


If he could sell it in a Japanese auction, he could retire.
 
2021-03-04 11:41:42 AM  
That farker just got a new boat out of that fish. The belly fat on the big ones is worth a shiat ton. You pay big money for it on sushi. I think I paid about $15 bucks for two sashimi pieces of good toro, last time I had it. Looks like raw steak. I guess God wants your gluttony and excessive spending.
 
2021-03-04 11:53:10 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?


it's like 99 cents a can, my cat loves it
 
2021-03-04 11:53:44 AM  
yup just keep fishing. fish until they are all gone. wipe this oceans clean!
 
2021-03-04 12:04:28 PM  
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2021-03-04 12:05:05 PM  
So if he has a terrible day and catches no fish, does he blame God?
 
2021-03-04 12:18:44 PM  
"I owe it all to God".

Not if you have a cat, you don't.  You bring a half-ton tuna home, kitty is going to insist on his cut.  Vehemently.
 
2021-03-04 12:28:20 PM  

qgmonkey: Beerguy: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?

That's my question. That fish is worth some serious cash.

A 2.5-hour fight will build up a lot of lactic acid and may spoil the meat, or at the very least make it undesirable to any high bidders


I admit that I am fairly ignorant about deep sea fishing, but I have to ask, how do they normally catch big tuna like this? I mean, do they invite the fish onto the boat for tea and then slip it a few Ambien before gently sliding it into the holding tank?
 
2021-03-04 12:29:56 PM  
God makes fishing tackle now? 

Was there a corporate buyout of Shimano or Penn reels I didn't hear about? It would probably be smarter to go in to bait, I've lost money to lures almost every time I go out, I've used the same reels for almost 20 years now.

Is this because of that guy screaming about me personally being the cause of the end of everything due to my sinning, as I left the parking lot of Bass Pro? I hate that guy.
 
2021-03-04 12:33:41 PM  

Beerguy: qgmonkey: Beerguy: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?

That's my question. That fish is worth some serious cash.

A 2.5-hour fight will build up a lot of lactic acid and may spoil the meat, or at the very least make it undesirable to any high bidders

I admit that I am fairly ignorant about deep sea fishing, but I have to ask, how do they normally catch big tuna like this? I mean, do they invite the fish onto the boat for tea and then slip it a few Ambien before gently sliding it into the holding tank?



Miles and miles of baited hooks.

How Seafood is Caught: Longlining
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2021-03-04 12:40:23 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?


Twenty dollars, same as in town!
 
2021-03-04 1:35:52 PM  

JesseL: God loves mercury poisoning.


First thing I thought of was, "What percentage of that 1000 pounds was mercury?"
 
2021-03-04 2:01:43 PM  

Larva Lump: JesseL: God loves mercury poisoning.

First thing I thought of was, "What percentage of that 1000 pounds was mercury?"


It's probably about 10% micro-plastics.
 
2021-03-04 2:07:12 PM  
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2021-03-04 3:15:39 PM  

drayno76: Beerguy: qgmonkey: Beerguy: Sin_City_Superhero: What's the going rate for bluefin tuna?

That's my question. That fish is worth some serious cash.

A 2.5-hour fight will build up a lot of lactic acid and may spoil the meat, or at the very least make it undesirable to any high bidders

I admit that I am fairly ignorant about deep sea fishing, but I have to ask, how do they normally catch big tuna like this? I mean, do they invite the fish onto the boat for tea and then slip it a few Ambien before gently sliding it into the holding tank?


Miles and miles of baited hooks.

[YouTube video: How Seafood is Caught: Longlining]


That's one gear type, but I believe to commercially target bluefin, you have to use poles.
Other tuna species you can longline,(what you pictured) troll, jig troll, seine, or gillnet.
 
2021-03-04 3:35:31 PM  
If I ever do something cool with the potential to make Fark's main page, I'm going to thank God profusely so all the knobs will focus on that instead.
 
2021-03-04 3:42:32 PM  

Max Wedge: If I ever do something cool with the potential to make Fark's main page, I'm going to thank God profusely so all the knobs will focus on that instead.


The fish isn't actually that interesting.
 
2021-03-04 6:42:40 PM  

Yawp: The entire world needs to shut down the catching of blue fin tuna. They are being fished to extinction.


Once this was just an above average fish. Now it's a catch of a lifetime.
 
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