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Old 03-19-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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Went out to Navarre Beach today and trolled around in the nice weather we are having. I didn't catch anything... like most everyone else I saw today... however, there were lots of blackfin tuna about 1/2 mile off shore. They were feeding right at the surface and jumping all around my yak. I threw a cigar minnow at them but they were moving pretty fast and I couldn't get one. If anyone knows how to catch them tomorrow might be your chance. Look for the birds picking up the chunks of left over fish and you'll find them. BTW... there were huge schools of glass minnows all over place today and most fish I saw on my sonar were around the 20-30 foot mark.
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Sure they weren't Bonita? If they were just a good ol Gotcha lure will wear them out.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Sure they weren't Bonita? If they were just a good ol Gotcha lure will wear them out.
positive. They were blackfin.
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Bonita. tuna only 20 + miles offshore
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:08 PM   #5
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could be I have seen them in that close out of Destin before never this early in the year but stranger things have happened
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could be I have seen them in that close out of Destin before never this early in the year but stranger things have happened
Same as I was thinking, late fall they can get close but you never know. I wonder what the size was.
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I saw 3 together in one trip in December and a single on another trip in Destin. There were also a few bonito as well. I have seen them catch them off of the Navarre pier in the past. A diamond jig might work to throw at them.
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Bonita. tuna only 20 + miles offshore
they must have jumped that 20 mile fence because they were 1/2 mile offshore today.
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My buddy caught one there last year.
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Bonita. tuna only 20 + miles offshore
No sir! Lots closer than that bro.
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