Common from 2 to 20 pounds; exceeds 40 pounds. World and Florida records 49 pounds, 6 ounces.
Pound-for-pound, among the best.
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.
Trolling; Drifting; Still Fishing.
All Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean.
The open sea.
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.
FS forum member Pandhandler80 himself holding up a big ole blackfin tuna while on a fishing trip with all of his friends!
FS forum member Panhandler80's friend holding up a blackfin bigger than him!
FS forum member Panhandler80 holding up a big ole blackfin.
Black Fin Tuna
Nice little black fin tuna caught by forum member AMPED.
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.
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.
A nice pair of tuna caught out of Puerto aventuras Mexico by the crew of the la nena.
Forum member piner_wahoo caught these monster blackfins off of Big Pine on spinning tackle and a live bait.
Forum member Saltwatersportwoman posted this blackfin tuna caught out of Islamorada
Graham and Henry caught these dolphin and blackfin tuna out of Islamorada trolling skirts.
Graham and Harry caught these dolphin and blackfin tuna out of Islamorada on naked skirts.
Jim O'Callaghan caught this 28 pound tuna with a live pilchard
Port Everglades Blackfin
FS member ShipeWrecked with three nice blackfin tuna.
Smittys Team caught a big Blackfin weighing in at 28.5 lbs
Ben & Bill with 25-30lb est black tuna caught off of Key Biscayne 12/28/12
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!
Coley holds up a nice blackfin tuna caught on spinning tackle.
Lauren holds up this massive blackfin tuna caught offshore of Boynton Beach.
Getting a nice spray down while showing off some nice blackfin tuna.
Florida Sportsman member teamteke caught this tasty blackfin while fishing in the Keys.
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.
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.
A view from the top. this blackfin tuna was a top catch.
Up Close and Personal
Blackfin tuna landed off East Central Florida.
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!