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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
 

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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.
 

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

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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?
 

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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 :)

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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
 

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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!
 

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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
 
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