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November 14, 2019

Lure Colors for Tuna

Few fish present as great a challenge as yellowfin tuna. If you want a fight that will have you dripping with sweat, arms aching and blisters forming on your hand at the reel crank, these beasts […]
July 25, 2019

Three Tips for Speed Jigging

Speed jigging is a highly-effective way of triggering strikes when predators are suspending at mid-depth, be they tunas, kingfish, or any other species. But many people conflate speed jigging with vertical jigging – which is a […]
July 11, 2019
spreader bar for tuna fishing

Side Winders For Tuna

Spreader bars are a great lure for yellowfin tuna, and now there’s a new spreader bar option on the market: side-winders. If you haven’t heard of them before, that’s likely because I just made that name […]
July 2, 2019

Yellowfin on Jigs

Jigging is fun, but jigging for pelagics like yellowfin tuna is FUN! Jigging for tunas, however, is not like jigging for most other species. Rather than lift and drop the rod, it’s pumped with short strokes […]
February 12, 2019
jigging for tuna

Three Tips for Speed Jigging

As we discussed in Speed Jigging Kills, this technique is a highly-effective way of triggering strikes when predators are suspending at mid-depth, be they tunas, kingfish, or any other species. But many people conflate speed jigging with […]
February 5, 2019
yellowfin tuna

Three Awesome Lures for Tuna Fishing

You’re ready to head offshore and troll for tuna? Whether you’ll be targeting yellowfin at the rigs or blackfin behind the shrimpers, one thing is for sure: you need a very specific assortment of lures. And […]
July 2, 2018
yellowfin tuna fishing

Nontraditional Tuna Fishing Tactics

Running far out offshore for tunas takes a lot of time, effort, and money – so getting skunked is a major defeat. But sometimes, the usual tuna tactics simply don’t seem to work. If you find […]
October 20, 2015
night fishing

Tips for Overnighting Aboard

As you can see from the picture, our last overnight trip was outrageous. From 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM we had an endless swarm of fish feeding in the boat’s lights, a mix of yellowfin tuna, […]
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