The author, a southeastern US native, started fishing in Louisiana for yellowfin tuna. He grew hooked on the sport and wanted to share his knowledge with others. He developed the idea for In The Spread fishing videos during his time in the Bahamas, aiming to provide hard core instructional content for public consumption.
Chunking for yellowfin tuna can be challenging but requires understanding the fish's behavior and the right size leader. Different fishermen use different strategies, including open water and man-made structures like oil platforms and deep water trawl boats. Yellowfin tuna are voracious feeders, so understanding their feeding habits is crucial for success in this expensive endeavor.
In this In The Spread video, Capt. Josh Howard discusses the top surface lures he uses for yellowfin tuna, highlighting his experience fishing from Venice, Louisiana, where he tests various poppers, swim baits, and other lures, a topic of interest for many anglers.
Venice, Louisiana, is a popular fishing destination for yellowfin tuna, thanks to its unique blend of freshwater and saltwater. Capt. Josh Howard, a veteran, specializes in chumming and chunking, using trawl boat by-catch to create a tantalizing trail for tuna. The region's underwater topography and artificial structures provide an explosive fishery. Capt. Howard's strategy involves using larger baits and sturdy tackle, while considering factors like water color, temperature, and moon phase.
In a fishing video from In The Spread, Capt. Josh Howard discusses light tackle yellowfin tuna tactics in the Gulf of Mexico. He uses live bait, preferring a braided line of monofilament and fluorocarbon. Howard shares strategies for chumping live bait, chumming, and locating and catching bait. He also discusses seasonal changes in bait availability and chumming strategies. The video provides valuable insights into yellowfin tuna fishing opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico.
This video is a masterclass in tuna fishing, delivered by two accomplished Sunshine State fishermen. It covers everything from bait selection to theories on baiting tuna, and is applicable worldwide. The wisdom shared is about being a smarter fisherman, understanding the fish, sea, and tools of the trade. The video also discusses bait and tackle, and the importance of understanding bird signals, fine-tuning electronics, and using lures to attract yellowfin tuna.