Fish Profiles: Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna

This is a bad ass fish, capable of pulling a 30 ft. boat backwards. Catching one is tough, landing one is even harder. Tuna are often referred to as “football size”, “good grade”, “100 pounders”, “cows” for the 200 lb. + and “moose” for the 300 lb. + tunas. So go fly a kite already and watch them fly.

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Stats


Weight
Upwards of 1,000 lbs.

Length
70-1oo inches – Pacific bluefin
80-180 inches – Atlantic bluefin

Waters
Pacific, Atlantic

Family Tree


Fish Family
Tuna

Scientific Names
Thunnus orientalis (Pacific bluefin tuna)

Thunnus thynnus (Atlantic bluefin tuna)

Natural Food, Bait and Techniques


* Flying fish and things that look like flying fish
* Squid
* Mackerel
* Kite fishing (yumme)
* Live bait fishing
* Deep jigging

Bluefin Tuna Fishing Trips