Lure Trolling for Yellowfin Tuna with Shawn Rotella

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Instructor: Shawn Rotella

Explore the intricacies of yellowfin tuna trolling with Captain Shawn Rotella. Discover expert tactics, best lure choices, and deep-sea secrets to elevate your sport fishing game.

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  • Species Highlight: Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), a thrilling catch in the deep blue.
  • Expert Insight: Captain Shawn Rotella from Fishing Kona Style shares his expertise.
  • Trolling Techniques: Tactics for when skipjacks are present.
  • Fish Behavior: Understanding predatory patterns.
  • Post-Catch Process: Gilling, gutting, and cooling your catch.
  • Factors Influencing Tuna: Tide patterns, habitat structures, lure colors, and trolling speeds.
  • Lure Recommendations: Dive into the lure arsenal for optimal results.

Yellowfin tuna, known scientifically as Thunnus albacares, is one of the most sought-after fish in the deep blue. Their sleek, torpedo-like bodies, marked by a distinctive yellow dorsal fin, make them both a challenge and a thrill to catch. As an avid angler, you might already be aware of the nuances of tuna fishing. But do you know the specifics of using lures for yellowfin tuna fishing? In this guide, we'll delve deep into the art and science of trolling lures to catch these magnificent creatures, especially when schools of skipjack are in the vicinity.

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Shawn Rotella

Captain Rotella, the acclaimed mastermind behind Night Runner Sport Fishing, offers a unique deep-sea fishing experience in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. With a state-of-the-art 38' custom-built vessel, he provides a diverse array of charters, including Giant Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, and other species. Rotella's commitment to customer service, world-renowned lure crafting skills, and family-friendly atmosphere make his charter service a beacon for fishing enthusiasts worldwide.

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