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Bluefin Tuna
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Science Name: Thunnus thynnus
Other Names: mackerWestern Atlantic bluefin, Nortel
Ideal Temp: 55 to 75
World Record: 1496 lbs. Nova Scotia
Environment: offshore
Techniques: Heavy-tackle trolling

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M.Berry | Posted: October 5, 2007

When trolling for bluefin tuna is slow, try running a couple of bare rigged horse ballyhoo on your long rigger lines. Get them out "scary" long. When you think they are out there too far, let them back another 25-30 feet. It's not a gaurantee, but can be affective when the fishing is a little "wide".

Jamie Gauthier | Posted: December 2, 2006

Aug/Sept 2006 caught 743, and 991 lb bluefin off north rustico pei. also 6 bluefin lost with longest fight being 9.5 hours.

Cptn, Jamie Gauthier