What is the best speed to troll for yellowfin tuna?

Six to seven knots
Trolling Speed Six to seven knots is a rule of thumb with naturals or when mixing naturals with artificial lures. Rigged bait should look like they’re swimming in the water, whether you’re pulling ballyhoo, mullet, mackerel, or squid.

What is the best bait for yellowfin tuna?

Yellowfin Tuna Baits Anchovies and sardines work well for the smaller school size fish. Pacific Mackerel work well for the larger ones, while the biggest ones can be targeted with large live Skipjack Tuna in the 2-5lb size. Many baitfish work; just try whatever is in the area that the tuna might be feeding on.

How long does it take to reel in a yellowfin tuna?

30 minutes to three hours
Indeed, reeling in a yellowfin can take from 30 minutes to three hours, making it a true contest of wills between man and fish. Perhaps this is one of the reasons they are a favorite among offshore fishing charters. That said, yellowfin tuna make great sport on the rod and reel.

What lures to use for tuna?

Gear: Bluefin Tuna Favorite Baits and What Lures to Use #205

  • Top Colors: 1st Choice: Blue 2nd Choice: Bone.
  • Lure Selection: 7” Hogy Slider 4oz: Casting Only. 7” Hogy Epoxy Jig 4oz: Casting Only. 5” Hogy Pro-tail Paddle: Casting and Jigging. 9” Pro Tail Harness Paddle Jig 6oz and 9oz: Casting and Jigging.

What is the best trolling speed?

The best trolling speed depends on several factors including the type of fish, water conditions and lure choice. In general, trolling speeds between 1.5 and 2.5 mph, as measured by GPS, are a good starting place for most species like walleye, trout and salmon.

What pound test line is used for tuna fishing?

30 pound test is a good line size with many using 40 pound. There are occasions when giant tuna show up and even the heavier set up is not enough. But for tuna up to 100 pounds 40 pound test can do the job. With this second set up you will want a stouter rod and greater line capacity.