Tuna Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Tuna Genus and Species:

Genus Thunnus (Blackfin Tuna) (pictured)
Species: atlanticus (Blackfin Tuna)

Yellowfin Tuna
Big Eye Tuna
Yellowfin Tuna

BLACKFIN-TUNA charters tampa bay

Characteristics Of Tuna

Tuna in general are very short but very strong fish. Charter fishing for tuna is the most sought after fishing charter in the world. These fish are caught out in the Atlantic ocean or deep sea fishing in Tampa, Tampa Bay, and the Gulf Of Mexico. The tuna can range in color depending on the species but the black tuna has a white belly with yellow accents and a dark black top. The finlets on the black tuna are very dark in appearance.

Where To Find Tuna

Charter fishing for tuna in Tampa Bay is very fun and you can find these beautiful fish in the deep sea of the Gulf of Mexico or in the Gulf Stream further down south.

Tuna Dimensions | Size And Weight

Common sizes of tuna range from 3-19 pounds and can exceed 45 pounds. World record for a black tuna is 49 lbs and 6 oz.

The Tuna “Fight”

using conventional deep sea rods and techniques these short little fighters will be sure to test your endurance on the ocean. Late spring and summertime is the perfect time to go tuna deep sea fishing.  Many tuna love to fight near the surfce but you will also find that they love to dive deep down once hooked. Tuna fishing is fun whether for adults and also for people with families and kids.

Tuna Fishing Technique

Tolling And Drifting and Still Fishing

Tuna Tackle and Bait

Very light classes of ocean tackle can be used – plus spinning and baitcasting outfits. When trolling, Capt Tom Pooler likes to use offshore lures, feathers, spoons, as well as ballyhoo strips and bonito strips. Deep diving plugs can be used. If you decide to use hard lures when deep sear fishing for tuna, you can use white jigs tied with bucktail to provide  large profile for tuna to bite on.

Tampa Bay Deep Sea Fishing For Tuna

Tampa Bay Offshore Fishing Charters goes deep sea fishing for all types of fish aboard our 31′ Fountain boat. By creating a once in a lifetime experience, we usually are exceeding our customers expectations. One goal is to always explain about the time of year and what’s biting in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Tampa Bay Offshore Fishing Charter Reservations

Tampa Bay Offshore Fishing
6701 Sunshine Skyway Lane South, STE 60
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711


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