Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna can tolerate a wide range of water temperatures but prefer cold, temperate and subtropical waters throughout the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans. They school as far north as Norway and Labrador, Canada; south to the Gulf of Mexico and the Canary Islands; from Japan to the Philippines in the western Pacific Ocean, and from southern Alaska to Baja California, Mexico in the Eastern Pacific.

Shiny, deep blue on top with silver fading to white along their sides and belly, some Bluefins exhibit subtle, muted lines and rows of dot patterns. First and second dorsal fins may be yellow or blue, and brown or red, respectively. Average size exceeds six feet in length, weighing around 500 pounds. Giant Bluefins, like those found later in the year near Alaska, can routinely reach lengths 11 feet and weigh more than 1,000 pounds. The world record for Bluefin Tuna is 1,496 pounds, caught near Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia.

Like other Tuna, Bluefin begin schooling while young, and retain this habit throughout their lives. This also makes them targets of marine mammals such as killer and pilot whales and, more drastically, Indonesian and Japanese commercial fishing industry. When not being recklessly hauled in en masse during spawning, large Bluefins migrate to tropical Australian seas. They feed upon a wide variety of crustaceans, cephalopods, other fishes and marine animals, where and whenever they can be found, either with quick, energetic pursuits, or by “filter feeding” large numbers of prey organisms.

If targeted only for sport, the Bluefin Tuna can remain one of the largest and best battlers to snag a line. Good eating as well as high-spirited, there are many reasons to seek them out. Unfortunately, due to exploitation by long-liners, this great fish may not be around much longer. Wise anglers will enjoy this opportunity while it exists.

Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters

Galveston

Texas Saltwater Adventures

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Fishing the waters off Galveston, Surfside and Freeport, Captain Leaf Potter makes every fishing trip full of excitement and unforgettable moments.

$650 - min rate

Boston

C.J. Victoria Fishing Charters

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For an unforgettable day, join Captain Rob aboard the C.J. Victoria fishing Boston Harbor, the Stellwagen Bank and other Boston waterways,

$600 - min rate

Fort Bragg

Anchor Charter Boats

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Anchor Charter Boats: Zip off to the fishing grounds in the 50’ Kraken with Captain Richard for a fun day. Here you will target Rockfish, Lingcod and Salmon. You can also drop and check crab pots during a crabbing charter.

$130 - min rate

Ft Lauderdale

Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing

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Captain Taco, the jovial captain of the Hooked Up, loves to make people laugh, but fishing is at his core, and he loves to help his guests have an unforgettable day on the water.

$700 - min rate

Miami

Top Gun Charters

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One of Miami's top guns. They offer many trips, including specialty trips like overnight Tuna trips and day and night Swordfish excursions.

$1000 - min rate

Miami

Capt. Jay’s Deep Sea Fishing

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The Spellbound, a 57' custom built fishing boat, can seat up to 20 people and is captained by two of the most experienced captains in Miami, Captain Jay and Captain Manny.

$750 - min rate