Monday, March 31, 2014

Tenkara Tuna for Troutrageous!

Our friend over at T! questioned the use of Tenkara rods for tuna today , so let's resurrect an old video! Smaller fish come up first , but you'll notice towards the end these guys switch to a 2 or 3 pole rig , and promptly begin to yank big fish out of the water like bluegills.

I guess for Mike's 600 pound fish we might have to treat Tenkara as a team sport , but I'm not entirely sure if I'd want to be that close to a freshly hooked quarter ton water cow..

Apparently , this is still a viable method of catching Albacore in the Pacific , as evidenced by a handful of videos on YouTube.

Ball's in your court , T!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

You Can Tune a Guitar...

But you can't tuna fish!

Reports of big bluefin tuna out of Oregon and Hatteras Inlets here lately , so get it while you can. It's a relatively short window of opportunity for the big boys , usually March and early April. Good luck!

I've personally heard of several 500 pound class fish , multiple 400's and a rumor or two of fish pushing 600...

Have a good week my friends!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Perspective on a Dam

Dams. Some people love em , lots of people hate them because of the damage they have done to fisheries during the years of misguided dam building several decades ago. I'm indifferent. Lots of dams are mainly for flood control and or hydroelectric power generation. I can dig it.

So anyway , I was at a favorite spot over the weekend , and just randomly took a shot or two of the dam. Didn't think they'd be worth using , since I've posted pictures of this same dam here before , but because the dam is undergoing renovations and improvements there just happened to be a crane or two hanging out in front of it.

Perspective. The old concrete monstrosity is bigger than it looks.

Dayum , Dayum , DAM!

Have a good week my friends!