17 Tuna Fishing Tips for Beginner Anglers
At over 3 feet in length, big game tuna are one of my favorite fish to target. They give a big fight, are active to look for, and are great eating. These tuna fishing tips will give you the best information to have a successful adventure and to get more big fish into your boat.
Schools of tuna can be hundreds of individual fish, so you won't be looking for individuals in the wide blue sea.
I don't know if it is the power they exhibit as they take your bait or the sight they make when they jump out of the water, but big tuna would have to be one of the funnest fish to go catch. While some people prefer the calm of bass fishing or the wilderness of salmon fishing, it is hard to beat the feeling when you hook a 200 lb tuna.
Big yellow fin tuna can exceed 300 pounds, so make sure your gear is big enough for that monster you may be lucky enough to hook.
Species of Tuna
There are 8 'true' species of tuna, which include:
- Southern Bluefin
- Pacific Bluefin
- Atlantic Bluefin
17 Tuna Fishing Tips
Tuna Fishing Tips Video
The video below gives some good tuna fishing advice for Northern Bluefin:
Recommended Tuna Big Game Lures
- Size: 9inch (23cm) 6 popular colors.
- Hook: 9/0 stainless steel hooks, strong, sharp and anticorrosive.
- Material: Acrylic head(lead weight inside)+ quality PVC skirts.
These lures have a variety of colorful skirts that will catch the tuna's attention. Change the colors frequently until you find something that the fish are hunting for - a big idea is to try and match the bait the tuna are chasing.
These lures are particularly effective for big game fish. If you are chasing smaller tuna then you might want to scale down your bait.
In conclusion, Tuna are one of the world's favorite fish to eat but also to catch. They can grow to massive sizes and put up a huge fight, giving them a reputation as a big game fish.
I have personally caught a lot of tuna in my time and love the excitement of spotting a bait ball and the birds diving and knowing that in a few minutes I will have a fight on my hands and fish in the boat.
There are plenty of other tips out in the world, so read as much as you can to give yourself enough knowledge to make the best decisions when you are out in the boat.
If you have any tips of your own to share with the fishing community then please leave a comment below. I hope we can make all tuna fisherman more successful.