Bill catches a nice schooling sized yellowfin tuna.
Bill and guests reel in fish after fish and top it all off with a nice yellowfin tuna.
Tim Simpson explains the multi-species trolling spread that they are using, and then Bill reels in a nice yellowfin tuna.
Feathered trebles add flash to any bait that uses treble hooks, here's how to make your own at home.
JP trades in his bass fishin' gear and visits the Florida Keys for some yellow tail and barracuda fishing.
JP is in the Florida Keys fishing for tuna and taking some great Saltwater gear for a test drive.
Lighter, stronger and more powerful. This is the newest rod in saltwater fishing from Shimano and the winner of the new product showcase in the saltwater rod category at ICAST 2010.
Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is Virginia Beach, the largest city by population in Virginia. Well known as a tourist destination thanks to its miles of beaches and many other summer attractions. Of course those beaches also offer anglers plenty of room to fish.
It doesn't matter how many fish you catch at the annual Church Mouse Marlin Tournament on Catalina Island. This tournament isn't about trophy fish or the biggest catch, it is about enjoying a few days on the water with friends while raising mone
Mariko's in Bermuda participating in the Christmas Boat Parade, fishing for Tuna and cooking her delicious catch.
Jim battles a tuna that is determined to stay in the water. After an epic 3.5 hour battle with a 125 pound yellow fin tuna on Panama's Hannibal Banks Jim and crew finally boat this monster.
Fishing, boating and water sports enthusiasts will feel right at home at Dana Landing. Inshore and offshore tackle are readily available as well as charter services to ensure a once in a lifetime fishing experience.
There are nearly 50 different types of tuna, most of which come from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This important food fish is harvested on a grand scale commercially, and several species are famous for its fighting spirit for anglers. This section will look at three of the major types of tuna: skipjack, yellowfin, and bluefin. All three have differing species in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and so major differences will be pointed out below.
Skipjack: Skipjack tuna do not have scales except on the corselet and the lateral line. Their back is dark purplish blue, and the lower sides and belly are silvery with 4 to 6 very conspicuous longitudinal dark bands, which may appear as continuous lines of dark blotches.
Yellowfin: Yellowfin tuna are torpedo-shaped fish. They are metallic dark blue on the back and upper sides, changing from yellow to silver on the belly. True to the name yellowfin, their dorsal and anal fins, and finlets are bright yellow. They have a very long second dorsal fin and anal fin, which may reach well over 20% of the fish's length.
Bluefin: The bluefin tuna has a large, torpedo-shaped body that is nearly circular in cross-section. The fish is dark blue-black on the back and white on the lower sides and belly. On live bluefin, colorless lines alternate with rows of colorless spots on the lower sides. The second dorsal fin is reddish brown.
Skipjack: About 3.3 feet (1m) and 41 pounds (18.6 kg).
Yellowfin: Pacific yellowtail grow slightly larger, weighing as much as 440 pounds (200 kg). Atlantic yellowtail only weigh up to 400 pounds (181.4 kg).
Bluefin: Can grow to over 9.8 feet (3m) and reach more than 1,400 pounds (635 kg). Western Atlantic bluefin tuna are believed to grow larger than bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic.
Skipjack: Skipjack tuna form schools in the surface water of tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate waters of all oceans.
Yellowfin: In tropical and subtropical oceanic waters.
Bluefin: In the western Atlantic, bluefin are found from the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland; in the eastern Atlantic, they are found from roughly the Canary Islands to south of Iceland, and throughout the Mediterranean Sea.
Skipjack: Skipjack tuna are a pelagic species, which means they mostly live in the open ocean, although they may spend part of their life in nearshore waters. They can be found in surface waters and to depths of 850 feet (259m) during the day but seem to stay near the surface at night.
Yellowfin: Yellowfin is a tropical species, occupying the surface waters of all warm oceans. Larval and juvenile yellowfin stay in surface waters while adults are increasingly found at greater depths.
Bluefin: Bluefin tuna are pelagic, living in the open ocean.
Skipjack and yellowfin tuna live up to 7 years of age. Bluefin live considerably longer, with reports indicating at least 20 years.
Skipjack: Skipjack tuna are opportunistic foragers. They feed on fishes, crustaceans, cephalopods, and mollusks. Cannibalism is also common.
Yellowfin: Yellowfin tuna are opportunistic feeders, preying on a wide variety fishes and invertebrates, including those associated with Sargassum, a floating algae. Off the west coast of Baja California, Mexico, and southern California, pelagic red crab and northern anchovy are important parts of the diet.
Bluefin: Bluefin tuna are voracious carnivores that feed on fish, squid, and crustaceans.
Skipjack: Throughout the year in tropical waters and seasonally, spring to early fall, in subtropical areas.
Yellowfin: From May to August in the Gulf of Mexico and from January to April in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. For Pacific yellowfins, peak spawning's during spring and fall.
Bluefin: From mid-April to June in the western Atlantic.Information courtesy of NOAA.
Southeast Florida Fishing Report – Week 4– October 2012 Offshore on the troll, the weather from TS Sandy made getting offshore difficult. Those that did get out found Dorado, Kingfish, Sailfish and BFT were in 80-250 feet. Ballyhoo, Live baits and strip baits worked well. On the reefs and wrecks, Yellowtail, Mutton and Mangrove Snapper, scattered Kingfish, Jacks, Grouper and
Southeast Florida Fishing Report – Week 3– October 2012 Offshore on the troll, Dorado, and BFT were in 125-450 feet. Dorado bites came around flotsam, weeds and birds. Kingfish and Cobia were scattered in 80-200 feet. Ballyhoo and strip baits worked well. Sailfish were taking live baits. On the reefs and wrecks, Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper, Kingfish, Triggerfish,
Southeast Florida Fishing Report – Week 2– October 2012 Offshore on the troll, Dorado, Wahoo and BFT were in 125-400 feet. The best Dorado bites came around flotsam, weeds and birds. Kingfish were scattered in 80-200 feet. Skirted Ballyhoo, strip baits, and artificials worked well. Some Sailfish are showing up closer in. The dark side swordfish bite remains consistent. On the
Located 50 miles southwest of Venice, Louisiana, Midnight Lump is as close to a perfect offshore fishing spot as you can get.
Southeast Florida Fishing Report – Week 1– October 2012 Offshore on the troll, Dorado, Kingfish and scattered BFT were in 180-450 feet. fishing around flotsam, weeds and birds with. Skirted Ballyhoo, strip baits, and Lures produced well. The swordfish remains consistent at night. On the reefs and wrecks, Mutton Snapper, Kingfish, Grouper, were in 90-200 feet Sardines, mullet,
When we think of tuna, the first thing that likely pops into mind is the canned good you get from your local grocery store. With tuna arguably being the most important commercial fishing industry in the world, it's understandable why many may overlook how much fun these fish can be for recreational anglers. If you're looking for a deep sea fish that'll put up a heck of a fight that could last hours depending on its size, then tuna is your best bet.
While marlins are famous for their jumps and runs when trying to escape being caught, tuna tend to use their weight and muscle to stay down. The result is a less visually entertaining spectacle than most billfish species, but the fight itself can often be more challenging. And yes, they make great table fare for anglers who enjoy eating what they catch, unlike billfish.
Tuna are a species of big game fish popular among anglers who enjoy going after 'granders" - fish at least 1000 pounds. Though there are numerous subspecies of tuna that can grow over 300 pounds, only the Atlantic bluefin have been recorded to reach that hallowed 1000-pound mark.
Regardless, tuna fight well beyond their weight no matter the species. To get an idea just how big they can get, here is a list of some of the more popular tuna species anglers target, as well as their respective world record weight and location.
Click here to see an interview with Mike Livingston describing the fight with his world record yellowfin tuna and how the catch has changed his life.
It's not enough to just put your line in the water and ride your boat around waiting for tuna to bite. Like with any species, you've got to fish at the right time and place with the right gear. Below are some of the common tricks of the trade to catching tuna.
The most common technique for catching tuna is by trolling, and that is because it simply outperforms any other method by a wide margin. It's hard to argue with the success trolling can bring, but you can waste a lot of time with it if you're doing it wrong. You could have the best looking presentation in the world, but it won't mean anything if your trolling at a depth 100 feet too deep, or in waters with no fish altogether. Here are a few things to remember to troll successfully:
Letting the fish come to you or hitting a honey hole at the right time can be just as productive a technique as trolling. The risks are greater, however, because at least with trolling you have a chance to stumble upon a school of tuna. Not so with drift fishing. To ensure you're not sitting there twiddling your thumbs hoping for a strike, here are a couple tips you should follow to yield better drift fishing result.
Your rod and reel choice will ultimately depend not only on the style of fishing you choose, but also the size of tuna you're going after. Yellowfin tuna, for example, would require at least 25-pound test line, to as many as 50 pounds; a thick rod, capable of withstanding a heavy fight from a 400-pound monster; and a 50-pound class reel suitable for different trolling speeds. To help land a tuna, a fishing gaff is ideal for bringing larger sized fish into the boat that you intend to keep. Be sure to consult your local gear shop for the best advice for fishing in your area, as what works one day in one part of the ocean won't work the same elsewhere.
First fishing day 2013
Pictures from our May 9, 2013 Fishing trip to the Chesapeake Bay
Perch Fishing With ReelBait, XZone And Salmo
fishing 2013 started at perch festival time
2nd year to fishing
During the post spawn we were able to have many productive days in both deep and shallow waters using a split shot rig with 4" plastics
Pics From the 2013 Fishing season
Some shots from around the north shore of lake Erie
ice fishing me and my girlfriend
It's been a killer season with friends and family chasing the Fraser River White Sturgeon. Check out some of my picture highlights !
Fishing with my son 2012
Fishing with my son 2012
Great day fishing! we caught Snook, Ladyfish, Trout, Jack and cat fish. most were caught close in to shore in the mangroves off Pine Island Sound. Captain Wendell shared his knowledge and experience with 2 fresh water anglers, Gary and I. Great taste now set with salt water fishing! Thanks for hooking us in!
Gulf Coast fishing: Snook, Red fish, Trout, Cat fish, and Jack. One of our totals granted the title of a Slam as locals call it. We used Quatum Rods and reels, 30lbs pro line, Jigs with freshly caught bait, shrimp and pin fish.
Fishing on Long Island
So many kinds of fish are in my memory.
Fishing in SW Florida
My angling results are here.
This is my current boat. The name i chose for it was Dawgman. I had a nice decal made and everything but my wife really like the name of the other boat i sold that was named after her. But as i got ready to put the Dawgman decal on some wind blew it and it folded up ruining it. So then i took out the Zulu Queen decal and that's how it took the name of the former boat. well my wife is happy about i
This was my first boat that i named Zulu queen. It was named after the African tribe my wife belongs to. My wife is a south African and a Zulu.
The BulletBobber is the result of an accidental freak of nature, cross breeding of a fishing float with a planer board. The result was an entirely new species that provides directional control! It moves like a planer board but flips flips direction when given a little tug but size is more like other bobbers and cast like other bobbers. fishing invention. Seriously though, a fun to use fishing i
fishing on whitefish lake in northern ontario catching and releasing a big laker.
Now that you know some proven techniques, it's time to put them to the test. But where do you go? In North America, there are tuna along much of the coastline in both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. You should do your best to read up on tuna fishing reports for your area to see when the fish are moving in and what lures people have been having success with. Many of these reports can be found online.
If you're curious as to where the best spots to go tuna fishing are, then check out the six fishing spots below.
If you're looking to catch the biggest tuna ever, than set your sights for the east coast of Canada, in particular the province of Nova Scotia. Late summer/early fall sees the biggest specimens move in along their migration route. While the tuna population has shrunk, it is back on the road to recovery and remains a popular fishery for anglers looking for a grander.
The Outer Banks are packed full with some great gamefish, tuna being one of them. Yellowfins and bluefins make their way through here in late spring/early fall.
The Baja California Peninsula is a prime place for tuna, especially yellowfin, and not just because the world record was caught here. Thousands of fish make their way through this Peninsula, with the best fishing times coming in the late fall. Bigeye and skipjacks are also popular targets in Mexico.
Kona is more famous for its monster blue marlin, but the tuna fishing is a great second choice. Yellowfins and skipjacks are abundant here. It's good tuna fishing all year round, but it peaks during the summer months.
Tuna can be found practically anywhere on the west side of the Atlantic Ocean, Florida being no exception. Unlike locations such as Hawaii or Nova Scotia, though, you have to travel well offshore a lot more to find the right hump that tunas love to swim around, often times as far as 10 miles or more.
Late spring/early summer means one thing to many Cape Cod anglers: giant bluefin tuna. Schools of them start coming in, all completely focused on eating. There's yellowfin too, but catching a bluefin grander is what Cape Cod tuna fishing is all about.