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Broke Boater

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Fort Bragg ca, Tuna
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:56:40 AM »
This is a copy and paste report from my fishing report this morning. FYI, we use gps #'s to relay to others were we caught fish, So basically I went 35 miles offshore and worked my way south and back in. 51 Albacore hit the deck for two days fishing.  I have a lot of canning to do today. It's always nice to have our year supply of home canned Albacore stocked up, it is WAAY better then any store bought fish. Here's the report...………………..

Late report, just got back home last night. I fished Tuesday and started at 09/32 caught fish, then the bite died, trolled to 08/24 and picked up a few more, ended the day with 27 in the box. Had a little problem getting out of camp Weds morning and got stuck in the line at the ramp. Got out to the grounds and missed the early bite. But we kept grinding away at them and finished with 24. We were at 11/16 at the end of the day with just 19 fish because of the late start and I told the crew that I wanted to troll home until we hit cooler water. We picked up the last five fish from 18/08 all the way in to 19/04, and they were bigger grade. We hit a double and a meat line fish at 18/06. The water was still 60.1 deg at 04 west. The fish are spread out and only a few bigger grade what would be 4 and 5 year old fish are around. As far south as the fish are this week, Bodega could be holding fish, hopefully the green water slugs that have been absent,,,gregg
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FenderP

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Re: Fort Bragg ca, Tuna
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 09:19:38 AM »
Interesting stuff.  Fresh tuna sounds delicious.  The "freshest" (and best) tuna I've ever tasted, sadly, is the Ahi appetizer at Outback Steakhouse.  LOL
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Broke Boater

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Re: Fort Bragg ca, Tuna
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 07:09:22 PM »
got everything canned and smoked the bellies. Another 45 pints added to the 24 jars from the Coos Bay trip. I shoot for 70 pints for the season, keeps us through the year and passing out some to the family,,,gregg
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Fort Bragg ca, Tuna
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 12:16:35 AM »
How do you do your canning? I'm not familiar with Tuna fishing at all.
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Re: Fort Bragg ca, Tuna
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 08:50:15 AM »
When I was stationed at King Salmon, AK our mission was supposed to be to scramble on Russian bombers when they entered US airspace and escort them back to the border. But the real mission was advertised on the T-shirt’s you could buy at the small BX. The shirts were emblazoned with our mantra “Fishin Is The Mission”. We had a marina set up with a small cannery and smokers. They also had freezers and special boxes for those that wanted to freeze their salmon. Because I ate so much salmon that year I can hardly stomach looking at it now.
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Broke Boater

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Re: Fort Bragg ca, Tuna
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 09:32:28 AM »
How do you do your canning? I'm not familiar with Tuna fishing at all.

Standard pressure canner, 110 minutes @10psi. I use pints for the loins and 1/2 pints for the bellies. I'll add chilly's, or  cloves of Garlick, sometimes basal all out of the garden to the jars, always a little olive oil. The bellies get about a 1 hr of smoke first, then get canned. We love smoked bellies on a bagel with cream cheese, better then lox. The difference in taste is night and day to commercial canned, home canning saves all the natural fats and oils in the meat. Not fishy tasting at all, Albacore is white meat, really is the chicken of the sea. With the holidays coming, my Tuna dip will be in demand at the get togethers and parties, I make it with fresh veggies out of the garden and a Mexican flavor, it's really is that good,,,gregg
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Fort Bragg ca, Tuna
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 08:21:52 PM »
Sounds good!!
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