Tuna come in several species. There is a Black Fin Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Blue Fin Tuna and Skip Jack Tuna just to name a few. Tuna fish feed on small minnows or squid. As the size of the Tuna gets larger, so does the size of their prey. They live and thrive in the “Blue Water” normally located far offshore, although sometimes the blue water comes in with the gulf stream as close as a few miles off the beach. We fish for them around the oil rigs offshore 60-120 miles out. This is where the bait hangs out and the small fish hide from bigger fish. Depending on the location of the “Blue Water” we fish at the closest rig with the most fish. Tuna Fish are delicious Grilled or raw, a huge delicacy overseas as well as here at home.
Check out the Fishing Seasons in the Gulf of Mexico and plan your trip around the fish you want!