Some Tuna Fishing Techniques
Tuna are large and tasty saltwater game fish. There is no doubt that most of the tuna species get gigantic and the larger sizes make them a big game
fishing target. There are several species of tuna including the albacore, black fin, skipjack and blue fin. You can catch tuna in coastal estuary waters,
but most anglers pursue tuna offshore.
Before you even think about pulling away from the docks, you should gather information such as recent fish counts reported by other captains, popular
fishing locations which have been producing numerous hookups and current water surface temperatures. Additionally, you should monitor the weather
closely to determine if there are any possibilities of thunder storms in your area
One of the most popular methods of fishing for tuna is trolling. Trolling is completed with feather jigs, miniscule squid imitations, live or fresh dead bait
and even hard bodied lures. The layman who has little fishing experience should know that trolling is a method of fishing where eight or more fishing
lines, baited with lures or bait fish are drawn through the water behind a moving boat.
Searching for tuna can be an exciting adventure. It can also be very frustrating unless you know what you're looking for. In the summer you will find it
not as hard to find schools of tuna. During this time the tuna stay near the surface of the water while hunting for schools of bait fish. In the winter, the
tuna tend to go down deeper in to the water and seldom venture up to the surface. It should also be kept in mind that Tuna Fishing is better in low
light conditions, for example in the late afternoon.
Another popular method for catching tuna is to drift (or anchor) and start a chum line (burley trail) and wait for the fish to show. Every time the fish
arrive the anglers send a baited hook in to the trail to tempt the fish in to biting. Chum or bait fish styled flies also work well in this situation.
Sight casting miniscule lures or flies to tuna is also popular in some parts of th