That's horrible Don. Loss for words with that industry dynamic up there and the price per pound. which is like 1970/80's pricing. Hope it reverses soon for everyone! Hang in there!
If I remember right, in the late 60's they had trouble getting 10 cents a pound for the giants.
They were still worthless in 1976 when i was working in seafood not even worth the 5 cents a pound to ship them we called them horse mackerel i remember the sunrise fish company's pound nets off robert moses getting full of huge bluefins in the spring when they made their run east along the beach and they would just open up the purse on the end of the net and let them go thats how little they were worth.
If my wife knew this she'd be destroyed. She thinks it'is all real. And it's one of the few shows we watch together.
Regrettably my wife knows full well that it's bogus because I'm always yelling at the TV screaming "What a pile of bullchit, $24/lb my azz!!!!!"If my wife knew this she'd be destroyed. She thinks it'is all real. And it's one of the few shows we watch together.
if you go to the outer banks and talk to the locals at the docks about the show, they will tell you what happens on the boat is real... what happens at the docks is b.s. all staged
I asked a guy if Marciano crashing his boat into the bridge was real and was told absolutely.... had multiple people tell me that the price part is a bunch of bull.Well that makes sense. but i wonder how many have been down at the bulkhead in Gloucester watching them catch fish ?
That's pretty cool about the buoy. I saw something similar a few yeas ago while watching one of those "Saltwater Sunday" long range episodes. They were long range fishing off Mexico on the Excel at Revaliggos and Clarion Islands for Yellow Fins/Wahoo etc... Sometimes if they were about the get spooled they would attach the main almost spooled rod/real to another rod/real completely and jump overboard with the second rod/reel and into a jet ski and chase the fish down, ultimately recovering the first rod and hopefully and the tuna as well. When I first saw that I was like "Wow" that is crazy cool.No, I'm not watching it, BUT tonight's episode may be showing an extremely gripping tuna fishing practice that our Tuna Professor Emeritus, Old Mud, has told me about. Anytime I retell this story people react like did at first, shock!
While watching Cosmos this week, there was a WT commercial showing them hooking up a buoy to a rod that was hooked up and throwing the rod and reel over the side!! Our Donald says it's pretty common when you're hooked up with 2 fish. Since trying to land 2 giants is a big gamble that would probably end in 2 lost fish as the line tangle and break, it's a calculated bet to toss one rod & fish over the side to retrieve after landing the other fish!! Rule of thumb is you toss the rod with the smaller fish over.
Back in the day of $20/lb fish, the loss of a rod/reel combo would be easily covered by the landed fish. Nowadays at $8/lb at best fish, I'm thinking they'll be more cutting off than swimming rods.
I may actually record tonight just for this bit.