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THE IMAGE ABOVE IS A MACRO SHOT OF A BLACKFIN TUNA. DID YOU GET IT RIGHT? READ ON TO FIND OUT MUCH MORE ABOUT THIS DOMINANT PELAGIC PREDATOR.
Were you guessing what fish was featured in the close up photo on Instagram or Facebook? The answer was a Blackfin Tuna. If you guessed correctly, congrats!
The Blackfin Tuna is a schooling pelagic fish that feeds by ambushing prey near the surface of the water column. Their diet consists mostly of small bait fish, squid, and crustaceans. These tunas are excellent sport-fish on light tackle and are normally caught trolling or casting small baits or lures into feeding schools of fish.
There are a large variety of baits that can be used to catch these fish, such as ballyhoo, and other small fishes as well as strip baits, spoons, feathers, jigs, or plugs. Live bait fishing is also a very efficient way to trigger the bite from these fish.
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With parties during the holidays, the best appetizer you can do is a smoked fish dip. We love this Smoked Kingfish dip. We will cut it up into large chunks about the size of your hand so that they cook evenly and you smoke them skin down. Personally I like to marinate mine with lots of spice, pepper and teriyaki and brown sugar.
S11:E8 - “Monster Mangroves in Key West” (2019)
Join Capt Scott Walker and Capt Steve Rodger as they fish the Keys for monster mangroves.
S11:E7 - “Skyrocketing Kingfish” (2019)
Join Scott Walker and Steve Rodger as they bring us the exceitment of the Skyrocketing Kingfish.
I like to take an average like 20 pound tuna and cut the loin into thirds. Then you have to get all the red meat off of it, which you do anyway to eat it. I like to get them about 4 inches long and about 2 stacks of that will fill a jar. I like them to be about a celery stalk.
S11:E6 - “Tuna Magic Hour” (2019)
Capt Scott Walker and Capt Steve Rodger take us to the Magic hour of tuna in Key west.
S11:E5 - “Dolphin & A Sword” (2019)
Scott & Steve share why, when it comes to dolphin & swordfish, you have to be ready for both.
I get asked all the time what my favorite line is to fish with. Braid line is a thing of the future, but Power Pro have used the Spectra HT technology and made Maxcuatro. This line is 25% thinner diameter - what this allows us to do is use the thinner diameter for a smaller reel.