What is Tuna hitting? Sportfishing boat

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  1. HopTag

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    I'm heading out on a sport fishing boat in the next few days. I'm curious what they are using to catch Tuna.
     
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    Live bait, smaller hooks are handy.. use a size two or four mustad live bait hook, smaller baits seem key this year so far. Pick a lively, smaller bait. Ask the deckies what to look for in a bait if you aren't familiar. I like diamond/assault jigs for tuna when they are suspended and or picky.
     
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    Ditto what Werfless said. I caught mine in number 2 mustad hooks with lively bait and 1 on the Ahi Assault jig (and missed one too). Bait outperformed jigs.
     
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    Yep, bait seems to be the ticket, for "me" it's been #2- #4 hook fished on a 3-5' 15lb flouro leader on 30-40lb braid. I have been using an 8 1/2' rod with a light tip facilitating a good cast. It seems a long cast has been the key to getting bit quickly.

    Caught a few on small colt snipers as well.
     
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    15lb-20lb fluoro, size 2 light wire circle hook butt hooked. Then hope you don't get hooked into one of them 35-50lb bluefin swimming amongst the YFT footballs
     
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