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Dieselnut
01-02-2010, 09:26 PM
Well One thing I am really big into is Fishing. Well right now off the NC coast giant bluefin tuna are in season. A few buddies from work and some other buddies and I fish and sell bluefin tuna commercailly. Here is my adventure. We fished every day from 12/27-12/31.

There is no order to any of theses pictures. Just a jumbled mess

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Thats me
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I'm on the left
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Stormy day
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no tuna here but its a nice 60 pound wahoo
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Its Called Teamwork
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Me Again

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The Big Boy
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Hard At Work
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Saw A Whale Offshore
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I'm on the right
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On the right again
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Fighting the fish
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The relation to Heavy Equipment- The boats have big Cat C32's in them and we had to have a skidsteer lift the fish. Almost put the little tipsey little bobcat on its face

Junior M
01-02-2010, 09:29 PM
The relation to Heavy Equipment- The boats have big Cat C32's in them and we had to have a skidsteer lift the fish. Almost put the little tipsey little bobcat on its face

dont blame it on the skid, it was the operator, you know it.. :laugh: :rolleyes:

Dieselnut
01-02-2010, 09:31 PM
The relation to Heavy Equipment- The boats have big Cat C32's in them and we had to have a skidsteer lift the fish. Almost put the little tipsey little bobcat on its face

dont blame it on the skid, it was the operator, you know it.. :laugh: :rolleyes:

ok maybe if the opperator was smart enough to get a real machine like a takkie tl150 :weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter:

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Dirtman2007
01-02-2010, 09:31 PM
SO this is why you bailed out on me monday haha. Hell I don't blame you, I'm just mad you didn't invite me! Did you really catch that big boy off of our coast?

Dirtman2007
01-02-2010, 09:32 PM
ok maybe if the opperator was smart enough to get a real machine like a takkie tl150 :weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter:

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Shizzammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:laugh:

Dieselnut
01-02-2010, 09:34 PM
SO this is why you bailed out on me monday haha. Hell I don't blame you, I'm just mad you didn't invite me! Did you really catch that big boy off of our coast?

Yeah thats why I couldnt play around in the auction equipment.

Yeah that big boy came from about 70 miles off the beach in 68 degree water. Caught him on a dead king mackeral. took 6 hours to bring him in. That was a real battle. Maybe next trip you can come Chris

He was like batteling a Cat D11 :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Had to take turns with him. Any slack line and hes off and we lose some major $$. Fish sell for about $16 per pound

Omran&Turbo
01-02-2010, 09:36 PM
That's Awesome, how much do you guys pay to rent a boat like that one? Man that will be a dream for me to get an opportunaty like this, Good for you man.

YellowDogSVC
01-02-2010, 09:36 PM
awesome pictures. I am green with envy!!!

Gravel Rat
01-02-2010, 09:37 PM
What in the h*ll species of fish is that big one ?

Never seen a fish that big before :dizzy:

stuvecorp
01-02-2010, 09:39 PM
After seeing those fish, anyone fishing around here is wussy.:laugh:

Dieselnut
01-02-2010, 09:44 PM
That's Awesome, how much do you guys pay to rent a boat like that one? Man that will be a dream for me to get an opportunaty like this, Good for you man.

We have a really affordable deal to do this. Me and 7 guys are in it together. The one is a charter Capitan and we mainly use his boat. We then have to get commercial fish permits, licensing, and have US Coast Guard approved safety equipment along with all the equipment, fuel, and upkeep on the boat. All the expenses are divided evenly minus the guy with the boat. Its kind of like the deadliest catch deal. Invest in a lot of gear and then gamble on huge profits. I think it goes to 1500 per person. If we catch enough fish we will surpass what we put in and then we make money. Most of the time we do switch between each others boats.

Also to do this type of fishing we have to pass a very rigorous Coast Guard safety inspection. Its about 5 hours. They check everything.


GR- They are all Giant Blue Fin Tuna except the long skinny fish with stripes. They are wahoo.

Junior M
01-03-2010, 01:53 AM
I wanna deep sea fish again!

81Bronk36
01-03-2010, 06:48 AM
So then the question remains--- did you make money on that "job"???

ARP
01-03-2010, 11:31 AM
Nice pics Diesel! Since I have a little obsession with boats :rolleyes:, I have to ask what brand boats did you guys fish from and what kind of power were you guys packing?

I saw a Contender in one of the pics. Were you running the new Yamaha 350's on that?

Dieselnut
01-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Nice pics Diesel! Since I have a little obsession with boats :rolleyes:, I have to ask what brand boats did you guys fish from and what kind of power were you guys packing?

I saw a Contender in one of the pics. Were you running the new Yamaha 350's on that?

81Bronk36- We did break even with after the 5 straight days of fishing. If we didnt catch that one big boat we wouldnt have made it

Boats are always good Andrew.

We have a total of 8 guys. All have boats except 1.

One boat is 60 foot custom carolina sportfisher. Hes the Charter Capitan. Biggest boat 1650 hp with twin C-32 Cats :weightlifter::weightlifter:

One guy has a 42 egg harbor twin 330 cats

one guy has a 38 rampage twin yanmars 465 hp

One guy has a 36 luhrs. Twin cummins 500 hp

One has a 36 yellowfin Tripp 275 merc verados

one has a 36 contender trip 225 yamaha

I have a 26 Regulator twin 225 yamaha

I know all this because we all have a sheet of who has what boat and everything. Safety equip, tackle, fish for and that.

The new yamie 350 is a very nice engine. powerful. I dont like the way it looks though. All the other yamies have a nice engine cover but this has the wierd center thing to it.

You do some boating yourself Andrew?

KrayzKajun
01-03-2010, 02:24 PM
sweet pics!!!!!!!!!!!

ClearViewGroup
01-03-2010, 05:25 PM
where do you guys go out of? we go out almost every weekend in the summer from Rudee inlet in VA Beach...but a few times a year we head down to Oregon Inlet...nothing like a day on the shelf

The 60' carolina is my dream boat...the yellowfin would be my "somewhat" reasonable dream boat! haha

Dieselnut
01-03-2010, 07:40 PM
where do you guys go out of? we go out almost every weekend in the summer from Rudee inlet in VA Beach...but a few times a year we head down to Oregon Inlet...nothing like a day on the shelf

The 60' carolina is my dream boat...the yellowfin would be my "somewhat" reasonable dream boat! haha

I live in Wilmington so I usually go out of the cape fear or masonboro inlet. My buddy with the yellowfin and contender keep their boat in Ocean Isle and go out of shallotte inlet. The rest of them live in the Wilmington area and go out of the cape fear or masonboro. My buddy with the 60 keeps the boat in Morehead City but brought the boat down to fish out of the wilmington area. The tuna have prety much moved out of the morehead area and have come a little farther south. Nothing beats a nice sunny day offshore

Rudee Inlet..Heard there is some good striper fishing there.

Junior M
01-03-2010, 09:28 PM
so how much does the fish go for per pound?

I know its 16 something..

Dieselnut
01-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Yeah you are right somewhere around $16 genera;ly. Most of what we sold went for $15.85 if I remember correct.

ARP
01-04-2010, 12:45 AM
If I didn't get into construction, I was going to be a naval architect. So yes, I like boats. :cool2: My immediate and extended family has always been into boating (mainly sailing) so I've been on boats since I was 1 month old. I spent alot of my childhood on my family's Oday 27' sailboat in the RI and MA area and put countless hours on an 8' Avon inflatable and 9' Dyer dhow that we towed behind the Oday. Due to a change in direction in life, we got rid of the 27' 5 years ago and got our boating fix on my uncle's 19' Grady White and 47' Hinckley sailboat instead. I'm more of a power boater than a sail boater so I spent quite a bit of time on the Grady White with my cousins :cool2:. I actually picked up a used, 2005 13' Boston Whaler this summer with a 40hp Merc that I take my friends out tubing with. It's a good stress reliever :laugh: It was also a "dream boat" of mine due to my upbringing on Cape Cod (the backyard of Boston Whaler), and I'm glad I've been blessed with the opportunity to pick one up.

I'm drooling over that list of boats you provided. That list is almost the holy grail of fishing boats (although you were missing a Hatteras or a Viking- I'll forgive you though, since you have the Carolina in there :laugh:).

A Regulator 26 huh? That is an amazing boat. I would love the opportunity to pick one up one day (or even get a ride on one). Lou Codega did a great job designing that boat. How do you like it with the 225s? Do you wish you had the 250s?

I hear you on the design of the 350. It looks almost "alien" to me. The performance though is amazing from what I have read and seen.

My 15-20 yr goal is to design and build a 70-80 yachtfisher to go cruising and fishing on. A ride on a Hatteras 63 motoryacht 5 yrs ago got me addicted to big boats with big power. The 63 had twin Cat 3412s (1400hp) powering it. Sure could move fast for a 110,000lb vessel!

81Bronk36
01-04-2010, 06:46 PM
It was also a "dream boat" of mine due to my upbringing on Cape Cod (the backyard of Boston Whaler), and I'm glad I've been blessed with the opportunity to pick one up.


Where at??

Dieselnut
01-04-2010, 07:10 PM
If I didn't get into construction, I was going to be a naval architect. So yes, I like boats. :cool2: My immediate and extended family has always been into boating (mainly sailing) so I've been on boats since I was 1 month old. I spent alot of my childhood on my family's Oday 27' sailboat in the RI and MA area and put countless hours on an 8' Avon inflatable and 9' Dyer dhow that we towed behind the Oday. Due to a change in direction in life, we got rid of the 27' 5 years ago and got our boating fix on my uncle's 19' Grady White and 47' Hinckley sailboat instead. I'm more of a power boater than a sail boater so I spent quite a bit of time on the Grady White with my cousins :cool2:. I actually picked up a used, 2005 13' Boston Whaler this summer with a 40hp Merc that I take my friends out tubing with. It's a good stress reliever :laugh: It was also a "dream boat" of mine due to my upbringing on Cape Cod (the backyard of Boston Whaler), and I'm glad I've been blessed with the opportunity to pick one up.

I'm drooling over that list of boats you provided. That list is almost the holy grail of fishing boats (although you were missing a Hatteras or a Viking- I'll forgive you though, since you have the Carolina in there :laugh:).

A Regulator 26 huh? That is an amazing boat. I would love the opportunity to pick one up one day (or even get a ride on one). Lou Codega did a great job designing that boat. How do you like it with the 225s? Do you wish you had the 250s?

I hear you on the design of the 350. It looks almost "alien" to me. The performance though is amazing from what I have read and seen.

My 15-20 yr goal is to design and build a 70-80 yachtfisher to go cruising and fishing on. A ride on a Hatteras 63 motoryacht 5 yrs ago got me addicted to big boats with big power. The 63 had twin Cat 3412s (1400hp) powering it. Sure could move fast for a 110,000lb vessel!


Grady White's are very nice boats. Will never sink. I think their new 36 center console is bad looking.

Its my dream to have a big 65-70 foot custom carolina. If you ever have the chance go to Paul Mann's wesite and look at the 78' Ann Warrick. Saw the boat in person and its a beaut. I think that my next boat will be some custom carolina in an express style rather then the convertible with the flybridge. 40-45 foot. Just dreams that will someday happen.

ClearViewGroup
01-04-2010, 07:59 PM
striper fishing out of rudee is reallly good...you actually go a little north around the bay tunnel to get the monsters...but up where I live on the Rappahannock River there is a spot just off windmill point where some big fellas hang out right where the shipping channel cuts in....basically right in my backyard

Hatteras makes a gorgeous boat..I have an Uncle that has a 50 footer...its old (late 80's) but its in nearly perfect shape and I jump at any chance to head offshore with him

If you go to the Oregon Inlet website and look at the charter boat the Contender (its orange) thats a beautiful Carolina built boat as well

My grandparents live in your neck of the woods they are on Oak Island...Wilmington and the surrounding area is gorgeous

curtisfarmer
01-04-2010, 08:11 PM
Nice fish, my boat is out of Boston where we fish for blue fin at Race Point, P Town and Stellwagen where we (not me, no luck with the big tunas yet) get the big ones. I don't have ANY pictures to compare to you, but we fish for cod, srtipers, tuna, and blues from late April thru late October. I fish on a boat with all my friends from the Boston concrete industry and asphualt sand industries....pretty scary bunch, guys uglier and worse than your waves photo:nono:

Nice fish, any head steaks?

Dieselnut
01-04-2010, 08:12 PM
striper fishing out of rudee is reallly good...you actually go a little north around the bay tunnel to get the monsters...but up where I live on the Rappahannock River there is a spot just off windmill point where some big fellas hang out right where the shipping channel cuts in....basically right in my backyard

Hatteras makes a gorgeous boat..I have an Uncle that has a 50 footer...its old (late 80's) but its in nearly perfect shape and I jump at any chance to head offshore with him

If you go to the Oregon Inlet website and look at the charter boat the Contender (its orange) thats a beautiful Carolina built boat as well

My grandparents live in your neck of the woods they are on Oak Island...Wilmington and the surrounding area is gorgeous

Whats the website? is this is? http://www.oregon-inlet.com/ the contender is not on there

It is a prety neat area. Have downtown Wilmington thats really busy and then you go about 10-15 minutes out of town and its nice counrty

Dieselnut
01-04-2010, 08:16 PM
Nice fish, my boat is out of Boston where we fish for blue fin at Race Point, P Town and Stellwagen where we (not me, no luck with the big tunas yet) get the big ones. I don't have ANY pictures to compare to you, but we fish for cod, srtipers, tuna, and blues from late April thru late October. I fish on a boat with all my friends from the Boston concrete industry and asphualt sand industries....pretty scary bunch, guys uglier and worse than your waves photo:nono:

Nice fish, any head steaks?

I am familliar with that area. The race, Bartletts, Millstone, Montauk point, SW Ledge. Good fishing up there. Heard the cod has become very scarce.

We didnt keep any ounce of the fish. Sold it all. heard it wasnt that good. Fishing is something to me that will always be fun.

curtisfarmer
01-04-2010, 09:12 PM
We have auctions up here, and depending if you "play" the fish and burn the meat, meaning if you tire it out and have lots of red blood in the final fish delivered at auction, depends on $6 per pound ....up to $33 per pound. Amazing, we have 1 of the largest blue fin fisheries around and there are Japanese buyers at every landing with large stryafoam coffins for instant packaging and transport to the airport THAT night for overseas flight to Japan. They do core samples of the fish right on spot and judge the fat content to dtermine price. My buds and I fish for everything and anything.....we always catch a buzz:drinkup::clapping: Fishing out of Boston is great, and we have the best docks around (MA). We are out of Boston in the inner harbor with huge ships and industrial shorefront..coupled with beautiful MA bay and the suurounding historical fishing grounds. Fishing is the 1 thing we all make time for. I get out at least 1X a week sometimes more. My buds and I sometimes don't make it home to the wives and we stay on board....until the sun comes up.:dizzy::cool2:

AWJ Services
01-04-2010, 11:42 PM
I live in Wilmington so I usually go out of the cape fear or masonboro inlet. My buddy with the yellowfin and contender keep their boat in Ocean Isle and go out of shallotte inlet. The rest of them live in the Wilmington area and go out of the cape fear or masonboro. My buddy with the 60 keeps the boat in Morehead City but brought the boat down to fish out of the wilmington area. The tuna have prety much moved out of the morehead area and have come a little farther south. Nothing beats a nice sunny day offshore

Rudee Inlet..Heard there is some good striper fishing there.

I got a buddy who works on boats there ( Wilmington).
His name is Mike Treolo.
He is actually a good friend of one of my best friends.

ClearViewGroup
01-05-2010, 07:45 PM
had the name wrong! doh! check out www.qualifiercharters.com boat was built by paul mann

here is a small pic that i found

they have another newer qualifier now as well that is 56 feet long with a full tower...but i have always thought that this boat was beautiful...its also hull number 1 from paul mann

curtisfarmer
01-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Nice boat...no railings up front? Ever try tying off in heavy seas or fighting a fish offshore and not wanting to get in the water with it?? Yikes. Nice boat, awesome outriggers and working stern.

Dieselnut
01-05-2010, 08:04 PM
We have auctions up here, and depending if you "play" the fish and burn the meat, meaning if you tire it out and have lots of red blood in the final fish delivered at auction, depends on $6 per pound ....up to $33 per pound. Amazing, we have 1 of the largest blue fin fisheries around and there are Japanese buyers at every landing with large stryafoam coffins for instant packaging and transport to the airport THAT night for overseas flight to Japan. They do core samples of the fish right on spot and judge the fat content to dtermine price. My buds and I fish for everything and anything.....we always catch a buzz:drinkup::clapping: Fishing out of Boston is great, and we have the best docks around (MA). We are out of Boston in the inner harbor with huge ships and industrial shorefront..coupled with beautiful MA bay and the suurounding historical fishing grounds. Fishing is the 1 thing we all make time for. I get out at least 1X a week sometimes more. My buds and I sometimes don't make it home to the wives and we stay on board....until the sun comes up.:dizzy::cool2:

We mainly sell to the Japanese to. They are very picky about that they want. I know all about that degration of the meat. When we first started we lost a few fish due to that. Yeah we will always catch something out there. If its fish or a buzz :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Boston Harbor seems like a nice place to fish out of. Heard some big BFT comming out of there.

I got a buddy who works on boats there ( Wilmington).
His name is Mike Treolo.
He is actually a good friend of one of my best friends.

Dont know of him. Might have to do some investigating

had the name wrong! doh! check out www.qualifiercharters.com boat was built by paul mann

here is a small pic that i found

they have another newer qualifier now as well that is 56 feet long with a full tower...but i have always thought that this boat was beautiful...its also hull number 1 from paul mann

Thats a very nice boat. Paul Mann is an awessome boat builder. I went up to his shop once and got the tour. Wow what a place.

tmf lawn care
01-06-2010, 01:10 AM
nice deiselnut I'm a big time offshore fishing guy me and my brother looking at a Parker 34' sport cabin with twin yam 350 :usflag:

curtisfarmer
01-06-2010, 08:55 AM
I spent all winter repowering my friends boat from dual 350s todual 454s. The boat is a 40' Silverton. Huge performance boost....swallows some serious fuel. It costs us about $700 to steam 18 miles to Race point and fish all day. When we get skunked, I lawys stop a McD's to get a fillet O'Fish to at least make me feel better!

Our ground fisheries up here, and Tuna, or shrinking fast. We will need salt water fishing lic.s next year for the fisrt time. $10, but I am all for it if it goes back into conservation. Talking about enforcment, you need to worry more about short catches and exceeding your limits than what you have for GOODS ;) on your pirate boat these days. Enviornmental police and Coast Gaurd are real strict about boarding and inspecting catches and other fisheries rules. Don't want to get busted over a short Cod and ruin the day:nono:

esnipe8
01-06-2010, 12:27 PM
Nice catch. Glad you guys broke even. Most pay that price just to fish!

riverwalklandscaping
01-07-2010, 05:29 PM
How heavy was that big fish?

Dieselnut
01-09-2010, 07:29 PM
nice deiselnut I'm a big time offshore fishing guy me and my brother looking at a Parker 34' sport cabin with twin yam 350 :usflag:

parker are nice boats but ride rough. before you buy do a sea trial

I spent all winter repowering my friends boat from dual 350s todual 454s. The boat is a 40' Silverton. Huge performance boost....swallows some serious fuel. It costs us about $700 to steam 18 miles to Race point and fish all day. When we get skunked, I lawys stop a McD's to get a fillet O'Fish to at least make me feel better!

Our ground fisheries up here, and Tuna, or shrinking fast. We will need salt water fishing lic.s next year for the fisrt time. $10, but I am all for it if it goes back into conservation. Talking about enforcment, you need to worry more about short catches and exceeding your limits than what you have for GOODS ;) on your pirate boat these days. Enviornmental police and Coast Gaurd are real strict about boarding and inspecting catches and other fisheries rules. Don't want to get busted over a short Cod and ruin the day:nono:

in north Carolina we need fishing licenses. I get it for $10 every year and I do not believe that money goes back to the DNR. I think it goes back to that state. Well you gotta have it paying $10 bucks is cheap insurance. Here if you dont have a license and posses fish you are in some serious fines and have the potential of your boat being confiscated.

How heavy was that big fish?


The fish was about 580 in that picture but cored (without the guts, head, and tail) it was around 440. That fish could have sold for a lot more then $16 per pound but because it was so big we had to fight it for a long and acid built up in the meat and caused it to degrade. Still good money though.

2109 Stang
01-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Nice catch ,I've never seen a blue fin around here ,water too warm I guess ,that little skinny fish your talking about still pretty good size ,we are getting some of them now, about the 350 Yam not only is kind of ugly for a Yamaha but heavy as hell 804 lbs each ,if I was building a new boat now I'll wait on the new 300 hp Yam as light as a two stroke ,or (please don't crucified me) go with the Verado 350 .

tmf lawn care
01-10-2010, 03:15 PM
I know that. Now got info on a acb boat sport fishing 34 with twin 350