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Blackfin Tuna
Species Facts

Science Name: Thunnus atlanticus
Other Names: blackfin
Ideal Temp: 65 to 75
World Record: 45 lbs. 8 ounces, Fl.
Environment: offshore
Techniques: medium tackle, trolling

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Capt. Joe Simmons | Posted: May 8, 2007

When tryin to catch the fast and TASTY blackfin tuna, one deadly tactic is jiging butterfly jigs at night time. this method is extremely effective at nightime (especially in the Gulf of Mexico.)

bluekingmackerel | Posted: July 11, 2006

down in florida we have shrimp boats and the balckfin tunas folow right behind them find an anchored shrimper and cast right behind him and just wait for the bite.