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Choosing Your Tuna Fishing Lure

Choosing Your Tuna Fishing Lure

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How to choose your tuna fishing lure to catch more tuna, blue fin, yellow fin and albacore tuna
How to choose your tuna fishing lure to catch more tuna, blue fin, yellow fin and albacore tuna

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Published by: Mark M D Sons on Jun 03, 2010
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Choosing your tuna fishing lure The color of your lure is important when fishing for tuna.

Some anglers will tell you that when the fish are in a feeding frenzy the color is irrelevant. But regardless of the activity in the water, the color of your lure can mean more fish or bigger fish. A silver lure is recommended for bright and sunny days. Silver is also highly visible so that in clear almost pristine water, a silver lure has a greater chance of being seen by fish even quite a distance away. You should use a gold lure when the skies are darker and/or when the water is not clear. Gold stands out better in murky water and the sparkle of the color of gold is more likely to lure your fish. The depth at which the fish are swimming is important. A lure may work really well to a depth of say two meters [6 feet] but once the fish are deeper, it may mean you should change the color of your lure. Don’t be afraid to make notes. List the color of your lure, the depth of your lure, the weather, the water and your results. You cannot run a lure at too fast a speed because the tuna are fast if not very fast. You should know that some fish have been clocked at speeds your boat could never approach. Larger lures create a bubble trail so always mix a larger lure in with your smaller ones. The bubbles attract the fish. Some boat operators will even pump air into the sea to create the disturbance. The professionals call a bubble trail a smoke trail which is pretty amazing seeing it’s contained within the sea. We have already discussed the colors of lures and it might be interesting to know exactly what the professionals favor. When chasing smaller tuna, the experts use any type of 6 inch lure and have found these colors to bring the best results: • red and white • blue and silver and • green and yellow When chasing bigger tuna like the Yellow fin tuna, larger lures – 8 – 10 inches – are used and darker colors have brought much success. Colors like blue, black and purple with sometimes pink being popular. The main rule favored by the professionals is one which can apply to all anglers. If the lure you are using is not alluring to the fish, change your lure. The best rules in fishing always include the belief that you create your own luck and don’t be afraid to try something different.

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