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Aug 24, 2021

How to Catch Yellowfin Tuna | Fishing Videos

How to catch yellowfin tuna is a subject that fascinates anglers the world over. Any fisherman that has spent anytime pursuing tuna knows how finicky the fish can be. You can throw everything under the sun and get no bites, while fish boil and bust the surface all around your boat. What are you not doing? What is not right about your offering? Are you left wondering WTF?


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Yellowfin tuna is a species that never stops moving. It seems like they are on blast mode all the time. How do you find fish, how do you stay with them, which baits work better, is there a rhythm to the madness? All valid questions that have answers. Anytime I have questions or concerns about my fishing, I turn to those that have far more knowledge capital or a different sort of thinking.


Like any other activity you undertake, the more experience you have, the more depth the pool of knowledge you draw from should be. Granted, there is always that fishermen who spends countless hours chasing fish to seemingly taste very little success. Well, yo have to question WTF they are doing? Just because you do somethign a lot does not mean you are good at it. On the other hand, there are those fishermen who are constantly critiquing their own fishing program. No matter their level of success, they are always looking to improve. Opening oneself to critical thinking usually results in a better outcome.


There is great yellowfin tuna fishing all over the world. I have had the pleasure of catching fish in several countries in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Great tuna fishing can be found in Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, the Bahamas, North Carolina, Louisiana and many other places. The one common thread I find in all the guys I have experienced great fishing with is a unique ability to locate fish and become the source of food for the fish.


Chunking for tuna, chumming for tuna, live baiting tuna or a combination thereof seems to be the approach that works most consistently. Trolling for tuna catches fish, so does casting lures, but most fishermen are using bait of some kind. The choice of bait is a hotly debated topic. The one thing that should not be is the freshness of the bait. Fresh bait is critical, no matter if it is fresh or frozen. Poorly preserved frozen bait is worthless with yellowfin tuna.


If at all possible, having a variety of different baits will benefit you, as well. You never know what the fish will be into. The whole topic of which baits are the “best” really depends on where you live and the time of year. Bait availability changes with the seasons and water temperatures.


All the times we have gone out to fish, we have had both live bait and frozen bait. How much of each you should have depends on what you can acquire. By having a nice balance of both gives you options.


To attract yellowfin tuna to you boat, you need to have a steady stream of food going out. Chunking for tuna and chumming for tuna is a double edged sword. Both work and in tandem, but it is about the cadence. You want to feed, but not over feed the tuna. Too much or too little food going out can turn fish off. Having the right balance is key.


In your endeavor to learn more about how to catch yellowfin tuna, I offer you our video collection. Our In The Spread Tuna Fishing Videos feature some really accomplished fishermen from the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the guys we worked with bring a different approach. You have the opportunity to learn a variety of tactics and philosophies.


A few of the guys we have worked with come from the east coast of the United States and others from the Gulf of Mexico. Both places offer great fishing, but it is different. Fishing in the Atlantic is more about open water fishing on or around submerged natural structure. Fishing in the Gulf is a bit more dynamic. You have a tremendous mix of current with both manmade and natural structure. You also have transient structure like drill ships. You also have a fleet of trawl boats that can play host to schools of big fish. We try to bring a mix of guys from various fisheries, so you get a breadth of perspectives on how to catch yellowfin tuna.


Yellowfin tuna fishing is not always easy. But, it doesn't have to be so frustrating. In The Spread can make it a lot more attainable to catch plenty of fish. Learning new skills or fine tuning the ones you already have will only help you catch more fish. Take a moment to explore our video library and deepen your well of accessible knowledge.


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Seth Horne

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