Canyon YFT

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by ReelMe, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. ReelMe

    ReelMe Super Member

    We headed out of Fairhaven, MA around noon on Saturday, 120+ miles. Pea soup literally until we were 5 miles from the edge lol. Cleared beautifully and the water was smooth and BLUE! We were trolling by 630pm but didn’t have any luck except for a few skipjacks.
    We settled in for the overnight around 930pm and dropped a couple squid down while we drifted. No dice but we did have a small hammerhead in the lights at one point, plenty of squid hanging around too.

    430am we started getting our spread out and we were on shortly after getting back on the troll. We pick up 6 nice YFT 40-60lbs and we had one marlin come up in the spread.
    we picked up at 1030am and headed for the barn. Nothing crazy but a good trip. Now I need to start processing my loins for the freezer.

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  2. ReelMe

    ReelMe Super Member

    To the victor.....
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    and, of course, I had sashimi while I cut loins into steaks and vacuum sealed today.

  3. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

    Hell yeah! way to break it in.
    120 out is impressive!
    did you run south or east?
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  4. ReelMe

    ReelMe Super Member

    Not my boat but southeast lol
  5. semipro

    semipro Senior Member

    Your post was good and like medicine for me,thanks
    I have cabin fever!
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  6. Kim

    Kim Senior Member

    I haven't had any luck vacuum packing and freezing YFT. How long does your frozen YFT stay fresh> Are you flash freezing?
  7. moranmd

    moranmd Senior Member

    From my experience, the color of YFT definitely fades quickly, even when vacuum sealed and frozen quickly. I find that the taste is fine though for up to one year. I basically do a lot of sushi the first few weeks I have it, then after that, cooked recipes.
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  8. ReelMe

    ReelMe Super Member

    Yup, I’ve found about the same. I always freeze too much and don’t leave enough out fresh lol
  9. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    I try to eat as much as I can in the first 2 -3 days and give most to friends and family. It will last for a while if processed properly but the taste and texture definitely changes.
    Enjoy it fresh with friends and family and make good memories
  10. mitchman

    mitchman Senior Member

    I find that if you going to freeze it you're better off freezing in large loin chunks rather than steaking them out as it protects more of the meat from freezer burn even when vacuum packed. When I defrost a package I take a knife a cut like a 1/4 off around the loin to get that nasty, dark freezer burned layer off. I find after 3 months its just not good for sushi, but ok for searing. Smoked tuna belly however lasts a long time, and you can also can it make some dynamite tuna salad. But yea its best fresh and I like to give some to my friends & neighbors.
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  11. fishbones

    fishbones Senior Member

    Congrats re-emerging nice yellows!! Like Mitchman said large loin pieces will 6 to 12 months
    Still have to have great preparation before bleed plug cut remove gills head clean inside of body Cavity of all blood ice down as soon as it hits the deck
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