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Tuna Fishing Tahitian Style in Maupiti, short

by leuolal • 55,546 views

Fishing for food remains a way of life for islanders in Polynesia, including Maupiti, 27 nautical miles off Bora Bora. Traditional fishing grounds include a "haut-fond" where sea level rises from...

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@leuolal Yes indeed, i stayed on takapoto where there is only about 300 people. Im 17 and I thought id get bored with no internet and computer, but i had a ton of fun. I read your channel description, are you living in Maupiti now? Ive been to Salt Lake before, but i live in Canada.
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awesome fish. how do you do that "dropping stone" method? i think it seems pretty practical and would like to use it here in FL. any info, or where to find it would be greatly appreciated. again, awesome job.
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after every fish i catch i eat the heart its like a family tradition it doesnt taste to bad
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Last July I was in the tuamotus for a month. I was visiting family and we fished like this all the time. It was good tasty fun. Sashimi and poison cru every day!
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beutiful sky, awesome video...Thank you for the upload...
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@JOMO19921993: Glad you enjoyed it. This is a way of life that must be preserved !
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Bit confused. Do they use that Penn 50 or 80? Was the guy shown just leadering the fish? Pretty cool how they rig the weight and chum pack. Good stuff!
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Thanks! Life is so cool out there! Can't wait!
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Thanks for the info. I lived in Hawaii in the 70's, but then I was into surfing only. It is cool to know that this fishing style may reflect an old polynesian tradition.
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@jarc316: Thanks ! By the way, I like you One Love video ! Kool !
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As you can see, my Maupiti friends practice this technique, I was just filming and helping a bit. As I saw it, they place the bait on a hook, wrap the line to the stone, add a feed pack made of cut sardine of some personal trickery, wrap around a number of times to separate the feed pack from the hooked bait, place a line loop twice under the wrapped line to be able to dislodge the rock once down with a pull, hook a float to the line through a line segment going from top of float to bottom.
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@leuolal hey....what this tune called...am lovin it... i live in scotland so we dnt get tuna to fish for but 1 day if i ever ave £££££ i wud luv to go tuna fishing..
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I love this type of fishing... in Hawaii this type of tuna fishing is called 'DROPPING STONE' it is done the same way with a lava rock, about 15 feet from the last piece of bait fish we would wrap pieces of bait fish so as it unraveled the tuna would feed like crazy and usually the biggest one would go for the whole baitfish at the end of the line BAM FISH ON!!!!
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Thanks for your kind comment. I could not respond earlier, being for a month in Maupiti in the South Seas with little internet access. The reel is not used in this example of dropping stone float fishing. The fish is pulled up strictly by hand, of which I show only little because it takes quite while with a good tuna and a 300-350 feet line! The reel is used for troll fishing, not done here.
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