Tuna Fishing Miami
Tuna fishing charters in Miami are exciting to say the least. These prize fighting fish will give you the battle of a lifetime, as well as a great tasting meal when your done.
Book a Tuna Charter
Call (786) 486-7200 for full details and help booking a Tuna charter in Miami. Tuna fishing charters aboard Fish Jumanji are fun and affordable. Take your family and friends on a deep sea fishing adventure that won't be forgotten. Our tuna fishing charters run daily from 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. Book now to lock-in the seasons best rates.
Tuna Fishing Techniques
Tuna fishing techniques include trolling, kite fishing, jigging, chunk baiting or live bait fishing. Tuna fishing tackle consists of a variety of different types of gear. Conventional fishing reels such as Penn 130 Internationals on bent rods are some of your better options for a rod real combo. Using 500lb flourocarbon leaders while trolling for giant bluefin or yellowfin tuna is an insider trick that will make sure you don't lose your fish.
Tuna are extremely finicky eaters and can spot a fishing line from very far away. Once hooked, they are voracious fighters and will not stop pulling line till they are subdued. Hopefully, the tuna landed will be one worth your fight. Yellowfin tuna fishing and blackfin tuna fishing are extremely popular and are considered prized catches for their excellent meat quality. They are heavily sought after for Sushi Sashimi and steak grilling. Other tunas such as Skipjacks and Bonitos are not as popular because they are very bloody and not as tasty for your next BBQ party.
Tuna are a pelagic, schooling, highly-migratory species. There migrations, which are the most extensive in the fish world, appear to be tied to the water temperature, spawning habits, and the seasonal movements of fish on which the tuna feed. Specimens tagged in Miami Florida have been recaptured as far north as Newfoundland and Norway and as far south as Uruguay.
Tagging studies were carried out on tuna in Miami involving some 3,000 taggings, in waters off Miami, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Bahamas, New England and Newfoundland. These returns indicate that a large number of tuna spawn in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in early spring. In late spring, they migrate northward through the Gulf Stream, passing through the coast of Miami Beach. Tuna generally appear in South Florida waters about April and disappear by June of each year. It is during this time period that most of the tuna tournaments are held annually and great catches are taken. In summer and early fall the tuna feed in coastal waters off New England and Canada. In late fall and early winter they move offshore in a southward direction to wintering grounds which are not clearly defined at present. A small number of tag returns, however, suggest that the tuna wintering area extends over a great distance, covering much of the warmer part of the western Atlantic Ocean. In early spring, the tuna return to their familiar spawning ground in the Gulf of Mexico, completing the yearly migratory cycle.
Most of the tags returned testify to this migratory pattern. Some returns from tuna tagged however, do not follow this tendency. The tuna take advantage of atmospheric conditions over a presumed migratory route during the migratory periods. In Miami, Miami Beach and the Florida Keys large tuna appear more common and in larger schools on days with strong southerly winds prevailing. It is assumed that the tuna utilize the wind to help push them on their way northward to the New England and Canadian feeding grounds. It is also assumed that the westerly winds are favored for west-to-east transatlantic migrations. Experts on tuna stock determined after analyzing tagging results, that the tuna caught off South Florida are small and heavily exploited. In addition, the intermediate sizes are on the decline. Tagging results also indicate that the growth of tuna populations has increased in size since 1970. For example, the International Game Fish Association all – tackle record has gone from 977 ponds in 1971 to 1,496 ponds in 1979.