Greenstick Tuna Fishing

Inspired by commercial tuna fishermen, a new generation of recreational anglers now targets tuna with a green stick. The boats around us, fishing commercially, were outfitted with a 40-foot vertical pole called a green stick. At the time, only a few commercial boats rigged this way. By the next season, half the charter fleet had joined the stick fight. Lately, green sticks are popping up on private boats, and smaller versions are available for boats less than 30 feet. But installing, rigging and using this deadly tactic is a major investment of time and money. Here’s how to do it right. click here to read the story 16:15

  • James Catfish

    There is no such thing as recreational greensticking.. period. Lets create a new permit catagory, stiffer HMS regs, mandatory VMS and lets see who wants to play..anybody who is using a green stick has the intention of catching as many as they can and selling their catch.
    Argue otherwise and you are lying!!!!!

    • Jim

      I agree with everything you say except the VMS. If I have to put a VMS on my vessel I will convert over to longlining. If you are going to start turning a simple fishery into one that has to be monitored 24-7 I may as well Longline.