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Blackfin Tuna

Blackfin Tuna

The Blackfin Tuna

SIZE

Common from 2 to 20 pounds; exceeds 40 pounds. World and Florida records 49 pounds, 6 ounces.

FOOD VALUE

Excellent.

GAME QUALITIES

Pound-for-pound, among the best.

TACKLE AND BAITS

Light classes of ocean tackle, plus spinning and baitcasting outfits. For trolling, choose small offshore lures, feathers, spoons, small rigged baits such as Ballyhoo and strips. Deep-diving plugs are also good. Blackfins also can be chummed with live Pilchards or similar small baitfish, and fished for with the same bait, or by casting. Best hard lures are white jigs, tied with bucktail or feathers to provide a larger profile. Flies should be similarly tied—to imi- tate size and color of the live chum.

FISHING SYSTEMS




Trolling; Drifting; Still Fishing.

OTHER NAMES

Bermuda Tuna Football

Recommended


RANGE

All Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean.

HABITAT

The open sea.

Venice Blackfin

Forum member nfairbank caught this 30lb blackfin tuna off Venice in 125"

Dania Beach Tuna

Forum member gsweaver trolled black/ purple and black/red feathers and his son snagged a couple tuna in 220 ft just south of Dania Pier.

Blackfin tuna's

FS forum member Pandhandler80 himself holding up a big ole blackfin tuna while on a fishing trip with all of his friends!

Blackfins

FS forum member Panhandler80's friend holding up a blackfin bigger than him!

Blackfin Tuna

FS forum member Panhandler80 holding up a big ole blackfin.

Black Fin Tuna

Nice little black fin tuna caught by forum member AMPED.

Blackfin Tuna

Forum member robgfish caught this stud of a Blackfin Tuna off of Lake Worth on a live goggle eye.

Black and Yellowfin Tuna

Florida Sportsman Forum Member Piner_wahoo holding up a 25 pound Yellowfin and a 35 pound Blackfin Tuna both caught out of Big Pine Key.

Blackfin Tuna

This blackfin tuna was caught 60 miles off the coast of Jacksonville Beach while searching for the many fast-moving pelagics. Florida Sportsman's Rick Ryals suggests mixing up trolling with hard-plastic lipped diving plugs to favor natural presentations which helped land this fast moving sucker of a tuna.

Nice Pair

A nice pair of tuna caught out of Puerto aventuras Mexico by the crew of the la nena.

Big Blackfins

Forum member piner_wahoo caught these monster blackfins off of Big Pine on spinning tackle and a live bait.

Blackfin Tuna

Forum member Saltwatersportwoman posted this blackfin tuna caught out of Islamorada

Boys catch

Graham and Henry caught these dolphin and blackfin tuna out of Islamorada trolling skirts.

Guys Catch

Graham and Harry caught these dolphin and blackfin tuna out of Islamorada on naked skirts.

Jims Blackfin

Jim O'Callaghan caught this 28 pound tuna with a live pilchard

Port Everglades Blackfin

FS member ShipeWrecked with three nice blackfin tuna.

Big Blackfin

Smittys Team caught a big Blackfin weighing in at 28.5 lbs

Blackfin Tuna

Ben & Bill with 25-30lb est black tuna caught off of Key Biscayne 12/28/12

Sushi Anyone?

Tuna and almaco jigged off a wreck off Ft Lauderdale. Caught by Nick Brainard

Miami Blackfin Tuna

Florida Sportsman member, Alacrity, caught this blackfin tuna while fishing in some weedlines offshore of Miami.

Full Moon Fishing

Stacy of Destin Pass with her catches of a great day fishing! It's an offshore slam!

Blackfin Tuna

Coley holds up a nice blackfin tuna caught on spinning tackle.

Boynton Blackfin

Lauren holds up this massive blackfin tuna caught offshore of Boynton Beach.

Blackfin Tuna

Getting a nice spray down while showing off some nice blackfin tuna.

Blackfin Tuna

Florida Sportsman member teamteke caught this tasty blackfin while fishing in the Keys.

Raymond's Tuna

Raymond Lydon with a 30 pound blackfin tuna. Caught while trolling for grouper 30 miles off Palm Harbor

Middleburg Blackfin Tuna

FS Member Phinatical caught this blackfin tuna out of Middleburg.

Jacksonville Blackfin

FS Member ReelKeeper posted this blackfin tuna from off Jacksonville.

Tampa Blackfin Tuna

FS Member timbo615 posted this blackfin tuna from off Tampa.

Summerland Key Blackfin Tuna

FS Member rapchizzle posted this blackfin tuna, from off Summerland Key.

Load of Tuna

FS Member JimboT posted this load of tuna, caught off Key West.

Blackfins and Dolphin

Florida Sportsman member dale4fishin posted this nice blackfin tuna and a bunch of dolphin, caught off Boynton.

Miami Blackfin Tuna

These anglers made short work of this blackfin tuna. Trolling or jigging are great techniques.

Blackfin Tuna

A view from the top. this blackfin tuna was a top catch.

Up Close and Personal

Blackfin tuna landed off East Central Florida.

Big Blackfin

January 3, 2012. Bill Prencipe caught this blackfin tuna off of Jupiter in 126 feet on a live sardine dropped 90 feet down. Nice blackfin!

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