A lot of people ask about what they need for the big bluefin tuna.
Fish that are over 150lb and bigger up to 300lb or more.
Well here are a few things you can try to use to get a fish like that.
Rods: something that can handle a 30 or 50 size reel. A good one is the United Composites rcx viper. Another, the okuma pch rail rods. Rainshadow makes a 100 lb rod as well.
Reels: as for reels having a 30w or bigger reel is good. Some boats will use 50 or 80 size reels to fish for these big fish, flying the kite or using jigs. Avet sds, okuma makaira, and Accurate ATD is one to check out too. Make sure you have a good amount of braid on your reel too. At least 100 or bigger.
Jigs: for the last 2 weeks or so the lead masters fall flats have been killing it. The 500 gram ones have been the ticket. Salas PL 68 with a single hook glow, Tady 14 with a single hook glow. Those are good to get the deep fish and some of the fish are coming at night so a glow jig works good. Using a glow jig at night is key to attracted the big fish. The slash from CharkBait has been a very solid jig for the blue fin as well.
Most boats will fly the kite with a flyer on it to get the bigger fish.
Some boats while drifting will use a double trouble rig. Very cool when a fish hits that rig. Good way to get them. Popper is another way to go, not so much this year but a year or 2 ago it was the hot ticket, But don’t count it out. Good to have.
Rigging the jigs will help your chances of getting the fish to the boat. Rig with at least a 200 lb leader so the tuna won’t bite through. Use chaffing springs and good swivels. Having the right rod and reel with a good jig and a little luck could get a monster.
Good luck and if you have any questions please call the SD or HB shop, and we will get you going. #fish #bluefintuna #tady #salas #fallflatjigs #poppers #flyingfish #unitedcomposites #okumareels @okumafishingtackle @accuratefishing @unitedcomposites @tady_lures @salasjigs - 8 hours ago