Tuna Fishing Lures – Which to Use and When

Some of the other gear you need before heading out for your tuna fishing expedition includes the following:
*         Fishing rods
*         Good quality reels
*         Fishing line
*         Gaff
*         Swivels
*         Leaders

This is not an easy species to reel in and if you don’t have the proper equipment and make sure it’s in good condition before heading out, you won’t be able to be very productive. Of course, this is just a basic list of the essentials that you’ll need. You can always add to your gear as you become more experienced and ready to try new things. However, keep in mind that you do need to make sure all of your tackle is good quality heavy duty equipment.

Some species of tuna can grow to remarkable sizes so you must have the right gear in order to reel them in. Otherwise, you’re just wasting your time because this is not a species that you can reel in on weak or light equipment.

Tuna Fishing Tips

The tuna will always put up an amazing struggle so you shouldn’t expect anything less. If you do, you run the risk of losing your catch before you really even get started. In other words, if you don’t get prepared and make sure you’re ready before you head out, you won’t be able to catch this species. Tuna will fight until they are secured in the boat.

Some of them will be so large and struggle so much that you’ll need a gaff to get them from the surface of the water into the boat.

Trolling and drift fishing are the techniques that are used the most by anglers seeking out tuna. Control your speed and keep it slow, get your bait near the bottom and present it as realistically as possible. When you do get a strike it will be hard and with power so this is another thing that you need to be aware of and ready for. Keep your line tight at all times to avoid losing your catch.

You also need to be in good physical condition in order to reel in one of these amazing fish because it would be easy to give out long before the fish does. You also need lots of patients because you may spend hours on the water before getting a bite and there may be some days that you won’t get any at all. Still, other times, they may be in a feeding frenzy and this will be when all of your hard work and efforts will pay off.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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