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Fishing for Tuna

Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Step onto a Tuna charter boat and you will be hooked for life after a day out catching some of the world's best sport fish.

Schools of tuna are fun, fast and an unbelievable run for a deep-sea rig to endure.

Cubing, or throwing chum is the most popular way to hook into a big yellowfin, false albacore, or blackfin tuna but you can even catch a monster tuna on a big saltwater fly. They feast happily on smaller fish, crustaceans and even larvae, you might catch a tuna by surprise, hopefully on not too fine of tackle!

Tuna top the list for deep-sea fish fighting stories; they just can't be beat. Big long runs, each dart taking longer than the next to reel in and retrieve mixed with a few explosive bursts of energy is typical, average even for a tuna.

Take your time getting their out of them, it will save you against an angry tuna when it is in the boat!

Basic Info

Varieties: Yellowfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Longtail Tuna, Atlantic Bigeye Tuna, Pacific Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Alabacore Tuna, Kawakawa Tuna, Little Tunny Tuna

Scientific name: Thunnini

Size: length 50 – 460 cm

Weight: 1.8 – 684 kg

Lifespan: 30 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): All Oceans (worldwide), Mediterranean Sea