View Full Version : Albacore Tuna

08-25-2009, 07:53 AM
On Saturday august 22 we went out of Lapush fishing for tuna it was an awesome day on the water
My buddy Lyle invited me to go along with him for a Tuna fishing trip the weather report called for seas to build to 9-11 ft and a 10-20 knt wind we decided to go anyway because the wind and sea was not going to hit us until the late afternoon i was glads we did
we left the river at 0650 and ran 32 miles out and the water temp got up to 58.5 degrees so we tried fishing for about 30 min with nothing another boat called us and said that he was 38 miles out and put his lines out withen 5 min he had 3 on board so we reeled in our lines and headed out when we got 35 miles out the water temp hit 60.5 degrees so we stopped to fish
we got 9 tuna in the boat during the first 1 hour fishing was great then it shut down nothing for the next 1 hour we searched for birds or jumpers we seen a few jumpers but they would not bite the rest of the day it was hit and miss one fish here two fish there time to relax and have some lunch we caught a few more and trolled for a few more hours we ended up with 27 tuna total i took 7 home with me for canning
i filleted the tuna and decided to try the tuna belly in the smoker they say that they are the best eating of the smoked fish so i put the belly's into a ziploc bag so i could smoke them later in the day while i did other things i set the bag in the sink in the house and went to cleaning things up the wife was getting ready to can the tuna and she spotted the tuna in the sink thinking it was gonna be for canning she stuffed them into a few jars and proceeded to can all my tuna belly's i found out when i went looking for them and asked what happened to the fish that was in the sink she said she put them in the canner o well i will have smoked tuna next year LOL its been an awesome weekend

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Smoked albacore
i wrapped the fillets in bacon and threw them into the smoker at a temp of 325 using apple for smoke i smoked them for 30 min they turned out really good

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Canned Tuna

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Butt Lover's
08-25-2009, 08:00 AM
theres nothing like fresh seafood - looks great!

08-25-2009, 09:33 AM
Boy, that looks good! You are lucky to be able to fish like that.


08-25-2009, 09:45 AM
That was a good day all the way around.:woohoo:

First you got to go fishing. :wings: Then you had fresh fish for dinner.:drooling:

Hard to beat a day like that.:thumbs up: