Little tunny / false albacore


I took the kids out Sunday,05/20/19 for their first offshore trip. They are completely hooked. My step son caught a little tunny around 20 pounds and it was his day maker. He insisted on eating the dreaded little tunny.. I have always known them as bait but I filleted the fish and carved off the brown meat. He ate it and loved it. I tried it and it was like any seared tuna ive had before. Whats the biggest? Anyone else with a similair experience. Call me crazy..

Capt. R. Killin
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Yes the picture is correct. The false albacore is what ive been catching and throwing back ever since I was a kid. It tastes like normal tuna.

Capt. R. Killin
21 Contender "Killin Time"
i caught a ton of smaller atlantic bonito mixed in with spanish mackerel a couple months and decided to try one. honestly seared on cast iron it tasted great and i would eat it again. little tunny on the other hand i tried it raw and grilled plain and wasnt a fan of either even without the red meat, but dont remember if it was bled out or not. i have been seeing them spearfishing and shot one for bait not long ago, so maybe i might just shoot another one and make a point to bleed it out and give it another go. the worst thing that happens is i dont like it again and use it as bait as i would have anyways.

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