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Hi all,

got this on sunday morning, I was 99% sure it's a bonito but then saw a similar fish in another guys thread referring to it as a tuna. Would be great to get clarification please. Either way I was stoked with the fight it put up, threw a metal slug at it, first cast I was on.

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Can be great bait offshore, find them abit hit n miss I wouldn't say using them

Would improve your hit rate over a smelly pilly

as for eating, some people eat them fresh but a lot don't rate them!

Callum

I was having a lot more sucess with pilles and squid, every now and then something would take the tuna, oddly enough usually leather jackets

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Having never caught one that size before, I was amazed with the amount of blood in the fillet even having bled it and didn't fillet it for about half an hour.

It was the first cast of the morning on a brand new rod and reel combo so I was pretty stoked with breaking it in with that fish.

Wasn't overly interested in eating sashimi at 6 in the morning so didn't bother trying it

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I have sashimi'd plenty of them and they are quite nice, but like Angus said not as nice as YFT or longtails.

The key is bleed and when you fillet cut all of the red meaty stuff away. With any fish you are preparing for sashimi always cut the slices against the grain of the flesh as it is all about texture. Having a proper sashimi knife that is razor sharp and parts the flesh as you cut makes a big difference. The cuts should be a glide rather than a sawing motion. Especially with soft fleshed fish.

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Yeah I am not a fan.

I love Sashimi but have tried with the Mack Tuna and it didn't really turn out that well.

Long Tail Tuna and Yellowfin are my obvious pick tuna wise.

I have heard even Bonito Sashimi better than a Mack Tuna but I have never tried.

Angus

Although bonito sounds even more like bait, but the pink meat was just the best sashimi i have ever had.

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Caught a 5.2 kilo mack tuna near the mouth of the Burnett River from a Dragon kayak this morning. Perfect conditions. Great fight and fun to catch, trolling a 4-inch spoon.

Marinated it in lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic and olive oil for a couple of hours then shallow fried it. Roll in cornflour, then dip in milk, then coat with a mixture of panko bread crumbs and shredded parmesan, and don't overcook. Perfectly palatable - quite enjoyed it.

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7 hours ago, Remote River Man said:

Caught a 5.2 kilo mack tuna near the mouth of the Burnett River from a Dragon kayak this morning. Perfect conditions. Great fight and fun to catch, trolling a 4-inch spoon.

Marinated it in lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic and olive oil for a couple of hours then shallow fried it. Roll in cornflour, then dip in milk, then coat with a mixture of panko bread crumbs and shredded parmesan, and don't overcook. Perfectly palatable - quite enjoyed it.

Sounds great. 

I often trip the darker meat out of them and have them sashimi. Very good. 

the other thing I love is to cook them very rare and cut up and put through a salad with mayo dressing and sesame seeds. 

I'm glad i'm not the only ones eating them haha. 🙂

 

 

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18 hours ago, Remote River Man said:

Caught a 5.2 kilo mack tuna near the mouth of the Burnett River from a Dragon kayak this morning. Perfect conditions. Great fight and fun to catch, trolling a 4-inch spoon.

Marinated it in lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic and olive oil for a couple of hours then shallow fried it. Roll in cornflour, then dip in milk, then coat with a mixture of panko bread crumbs and shredded parmesan, and don't overcook. Perfectly palatable - quite enjoyed it.

Hey @Remote River Man

Sounds like a good day! I've never caught a Mack Tuna or Bonito so will have to decide if they are food or bait one day. Maybe not this one though. Lol.

Cheers Hamish

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