Landing Long tail tuna

• One of the smaller fish in the tuna species
• Shorter life span and matures more quickly
• They have brilliant acceleration
• Not prized for their eating but rather prized for their fighting ability which appeals to the sporting angler
• Often caught by accident when anglers are chasing mackerel
• Often found near deep drop-offs
• Trolling at boat speeds of 6-8 knots is recommended
• Live or dead bait effective using cephalopods, garfish, pilchards and mackerel
• When trolling, the following lures have been successful – chrome metal lures, surface poppers, medium sized minnows and resin head skirted lures

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