Tuna fishing 1940's

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  1. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Jerry, that was incredible! My adrenaline is pumping hard right now.
    My 92 year-old grandfather still tells me stories of fishing in the racks
    for albacore & bluefin out of Santa Monica in the 30's & 40's.
    Back when you could still catch bluefin @ Catalina, & albacore
    as close as horseshoe.
    Wish it was still that easy.
    thanks for the clip
    -Brian
     

  2. ichibahn

    ichibahn ** Pak Lurah **

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    I have that DVD movie, nice documentary of tuna fisherman.
    I think traditional Japanese and some Asian commercial fisherman still using that method.
    I have one friend, he's been on that kind of ship 6-7 years ago.
     
  3. jaredchasteen

    jaredchasteen Senior Member

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    thanks for sharing great video
     
  4. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Thats catching...... man style! cool video
     
  5. BretABaker

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    its almost too good
     
  6. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    I remember seeing those clips before the saturday movie when I was a kid.
     
  7. Mitchw123456

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    I've seen this type of fishing before but I've always wondered waht type of hooks did they use that they could just flip the fish off like that?
     
  8. Earl

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    DeepBlueGulf and I had the pleasure of watching Capt. Norm pole fish yellowfin on the Shogun off of Guadalupe a few years back...he made it look so easy, like in the video there.

    Meanwhile (now) Capt. Bruce would hook up a big yellowfin on a monster (8 foot at least) limbre rod with a Newell single speed and hand it off, that was actually my first yellowfin - and it wasn't so easy :)

    Earl
     
  9. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    I remember seeing those clips before the saturday movie when I was a kid.

    WHEN YOU WERE A KID?:rolleyes:
    Next you're gonna tell me they had sharpened rocks for hooks, right?:D
     
  10. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    coolest thing i saw in that clip:
    the guy pitches his livie in, then slaps the water w/ the "rod" tip.
    instant BAM! friggin awesome!
    those 300# cows that only made it into the rack were cool!
     
  11. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    WHEN YOU WERE A KID?:rolleyes:
    Next you're gonna tell me they had sharpened rocks for hooks, right?:D

    Nope, we used bones. :D