Tuna fishing off miami, we commonly catch a variety of different Tuna Fish. The most commonly caught are Little Tunny and Black Fin Tuna, both are great light takle fish and available all year round. Yellow Fun Tuna & Skipjack Tuna are also great light tackle Deep Sea Game fish that we commonly find while Swordfish fishing, Sailfish fishing, Kite Fishing, Trolling the Gulf Stream edge and the edge of the deep reef. All the Tuna fishing Fish can be caught with live bait, dead bait, cut bait, lures & Jigs. They are great on light tackle, the run fast & dive deep. One of the most colorful and hard fighting of the Off Shore game fish.
The largest Black fin tuna fishing in the world are caught of Miami & Miami Beach every spring. The largest fish are caught on medium size live baits in the kite. Lots of live chum and lively herring or google eyes suspended from a kite attract the 30+ lb. tunas into bitting. Smaller Tuna are caught year round. Trolling small feathers on bird teasers and small rigged baits are very effective
A tuna is a saltwater finfish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a sub-grouping of the mackerel family (Scombridae) – which together with the tunas, also includes the bonitos, mackerels, and Spanish mackerels. Thunnini comprises fifteen species across five genera, the sizes of which vary greatly, ranging from thebullet tuna (max. length: 50 cm (1.6 ft), weight: 1.8 kg (4 lb)) up to the Atlantic bluefin tuna (max. length: 4.6 m (15 ft), weight: 684 kg (1,508 lb)). The bluefin averages 2 m (6.6 ft), and is believed to live for up to 50 years.
Their circulatory and respiratorysystems are unique among fish, enabling them to maintain a body temperature higher than the surrounding water. An active and agile predator, the tuna has a sleek, streamlined body, and is among the fastest-swimmingpelagic fish – the yellowfin tuna, for example, is capable of speeds of up to 75 km/h (47 mph). Found in warm seas, it is extensively fished commercially and is popular as a game fish.