Blackfin Tuna

Blackfin Tuna

Thunnus atlanticus

Life History:


Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Dark overall, with a bronze stripe down the side, the finlets are dark with white edges.

Size: Common from 2-20 pounds, may be found up to 40.

Age at Maturity: 3-5 years

Range: Cape Cod to South Florida, also Bermuda

Habitat: The open sea

Angling Information:


Bait and Tackle: Light ocean tackle, spinning or baitcasting. Use live chum and fish with the same bait or small offshore lures, feathers, small rigged baits, spoons, or white jigs with bucktail or feathers. Fishing Method: Still fishing, trolling, drifting

Food Value: Excellent