What size lures for tuna?
3oz and 4oz versions are most popular for casting. The larger 5 and 6oz versions can be cast on heavy gear, jigged and trolled. Hogy Pro Tails are great for imitating herring, butterfish, mackerel and other medium size bait fish.
How fast should you troll for tuna?
between 4.5 knots and 7.5 knots
Speed: Most tuna fishermen troll between 4.5 knots and 7.5 knots. The slower speeds are usually used when you are trying to let heavy lures run deeper in the water column or when targeting tuna in cold water.
What color lures do tuna like?
Blue-White Combinations are utterly devastating to the fish in clear blue waters. The blue/white Ilander is a classic lure, but at times blue and white cedar plugs, skirted ballyhoo, and similar color combos will prove to be a top choice. Note: this goes for billfish, as well as all species of tunas.
What’s the best bait for tuna?
Live baiting is usually the most productive method for catching yellowfin tuna. Some of the most common live baits used when tuna fishing in the gulf are threadfin herring, menhaden/pogies, blue runners/hardtails, and mullet.
How do I attract fish to my boat?
Top Ways to Attract Fish to Your Dock and Lakeshore
- Use Fish Lights around your lake dock and shoreline area to attract fish.
- Using aeration in your lake or pond to create a healthy environment for your fish.
- Create a home for your fish using an old tree placed in your lake.
Is mono or braid better for trolling?
Mono holds knots better and costs less than braid. It also works better on smaller bait-casting reels because light braid can dig into itself. Florida sailfish and dolphin anglers still use a lot of mono on the troll, and some use it for kite lines because it runs through the clips better.
How deep do you troll for tuna?
For a typical spread, set the flat lines at 25 and 35 feet. Run a center flat line 50 to 60 feet off the transom. This forms a triangle of bait close to the boat.