As a follow-up to my post yesterday on Fishing Superstitions, I’ve been trying to track down the origin of eating the heart of a tuna the first time you catch one.  No one has been able to tell me yet where or how it started.  Some people have questioned whether or not it was really true or just a fishing tale.  Well, it’s definitely true.  I found several videos, on different boats of people eating tuna hearts, but this one was the best illustration of it (in my opinion).  It takes place on the Searcher, one of the long range boats out of San Diego.

What do you think?  Would you do it?  Can anyone tell me where it came from or how this tradition started?  Let me know.  Tight lines!

 

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