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    How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    ****IF YOU DONT LIKE BLOOD THEN DONT WATCH****
    check out this video i made with my gopro, this is how i bleed almost all of my tunas, you have to do this while the fish is still alive.... also check out when i pull the heart out, pretty wild!
    we killed 12 that day and released 1 more

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJZ-SUvjM74&feature=plcp

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    Thats wild,congrads on the trip.WTG

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    I have already forwarded this to PITA
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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    How do you get all the blood out when the heart is not pumping it? I have always made a slice on each side of the tail, and poke the point of the nice right in behind the pec fin.

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    you have to cut the gills up to the heart

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    What boat you on this summer?? Don't forget You have to clean up all that Blood. LOL
    "Even A Fish Would'nt Get In Trouble, If He Kept His Mouth Shut"

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    I was wondering the samething with taking the heart out first. I never have bleed tuna but I have bleed many a hog and beef. With know that knowledge I would think you would want to let it in to keep the blood pumping out. This is how we do hogs and beef when we butcher, even exercise the front leg to help bleed them. Like I said I have never bleed a tuna so dont know if this is the case for fish. I would think so since the principle is the same. Thoughts??

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    my tuna meat comes out a lot more cleaner after bleeding, i think once you cut the arteries in a tuna it and pull the heart out the fish will pump the blood out on its own... nerves and floppin.... who knows, when i bleed my fish the meat comes out a lot better

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    Quote Originally Posted by Time Off View Post
    What boat you on this summer?? Don't forget You have to clean up all that Blood. LOL
    You can tell what boat Chris is fishing on just by lookin at the pics in the coastal fishermen... Look for all the cut throats!!!

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    You cannot bleed it without the heart pumping it out! Much better to leave heart pump blood out! After bled out remove insides and pack with ice.

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    I agree, Chris... Make that small cut at the throat latch, a stab behind each pec fin, and let the heart pump all that blood out... THEN rip that heart out... You'll see ALOT more blood coming out and your customers steaks will be even MORE beautiful!!!

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    dckhd, did our pic make the last coastal??

    i understand what everyone is saying, when i make my cut up into the gills most times the heart falls out, then what do you do?? lol the loins and steaks we got from those fish were bled out fine, they were almost clear with a hint of pink and red, perfect in my opinion,usually when im charter fishing i wont even bleed them, gaff the fish and right into the box it goes!

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    Re: How to bleed a yellowfin tuna

    I don't think it makes much difference if the heart is pumping or not. Once a major artery (tail cuts), gills or heart is cut it is going to drain out from the outside in. Having the heart pump blood full of lactic acid and all sorts of other nasty enzymes that's built up in the blood after a death battle through the meat can't be good IMO.

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    Yeah, its in todays, Chris. You can view it online.
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