Best Tuna (Blackfin) Fishing Charters in Florida


Top Tuna (Blackfin) Fishing Charters in Florida


Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Blackfin)

  • Size 2 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Offshore

Tuna (Blackfin) Fishing in Florida

If you’re looking for big game action with plenty to show for it, the Tuna fishing Florida offers could be just the ticket. Blackfin Tuna may not have the superstar status of their Blue and Yellow cousins, but they still put up some serious fight! Most Blackfin caught in Florida weigh in at around 10-20 pounds, but monsters pushing 50 pounds have been caught in the past. And it’s not just Blackfin out there. Yellowfin Tuna are found in both the Gulf and the Atlantic. Albacore Tuna are a much rarer sight, but they do still show up on occasion. Even the Bluefin make the headlines every so often.

Tuna Fishing Spots

Tuna can be caught along the length the Atlantic Coast and throughout the Keys. In the Gulf, you have to travel much further, but the fishing is still outstanding when you get there. Here are some of the top spots to visit in your search for screaming reels and sashimi.
 

Florida Keys

The Keys straddle the Gulf and the Atlantic, and sit right in the path of any fish migrating in or out. What that means for you is a ton of tasty Tuna. Key West, Marathon, and Islamorada are big Tuna hotspots. As well as Blackfin, you can sometimes find Yellowfin and that one-in-a-million Bluefin as they make their way into the Gulf to spawn.
 

Florida Atlantic Coast

The Gold Coast has some of the best Tuna fishing charters Florida can offer. The instant drop-off and easy access to the Gulf Stream keep deep sea anglers busy from West Palm Beach to Miami. Further north, you have to travel to reach the Tuna grounds, but the fishing in Daytona Beach and St. Augustine is still outstanding. Port Canaveral even has a Yellowfin Tuna tournament, the Otherside Invitational.
 

Florida Gulf Coast

You may have to travel a hundred miles to find Tuna in the Gulf. Make the trip, and you’ll be rewarded with an incredible Tuna bite and much less competition than you would find elsewhere. Destin is probably the most famous spot to launch from, up on the Florida Panhandle. St Petersburg offers the most action in Central Florida, although charters leave from as far south as Cape Coral. 

Tuna Fishing Seasons

The great thing about the Tuna fishing Florida has access to is that you can follow the fish all around the state. Blackfin spend their summers in the Gulf, peaking May through September. They make their way along Southeast Florida on their way in and out. March through May is the main peak in the Atlantic, with a shorter season in September and October. You can also find big Blackfin wintering in the Keys. All told, Florida has a full 12 months of world-class Blackfin action. Yellowfin have a shorter season, peaking in the summer and fall in both the Gulf and the Atlantic.

Tuna Fishing Techniques

Tuna are usually caught by trolling in Florida. Along the Atlantic Coast, you may be using live Bonito or Skipjack to tempt big fish onto the hook. In the Gulf, you’ll be covering a lot more ground. Brined Ballyhoo or spreads of lures are more common, as these let you troll faster to maximize your chances. Down in the Keys, many captains also chum the water around the Humps with hundreds of live Pilchards, drawing Tuna from far and wide. 
 
Of course, there are a dozen ways to catch Tuna in Florida. From fly fishing to kite fishing to throwing lures on light spinning gear, you can find a charter captain specializing in just about everything. The Sunshine State is the world’s top sportfishing playground. No matter how you fish, you’ll be in for an unforgettable bluewater adventure.
Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Blackfin)

  • Size 2 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Offshore

Florida Tuna (Blackfin) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tuna (Blackfin) fishing in Florida doesn't vary throughout the year. High season is January to December. There is no closed season.

Reviews of Fishing in Tuna (Blackfin) Fishing in Florida

"Half day trip near shore "

Breanna Burkett fished with Chasin’ Tail Fishing Charters on August 18, 2020

Great experience! We caught yellow snapper, mangrove snapper, grouper, and a few other species of fish. Also had a very large Blackfin Tuna on the hook but he got away. Overall awesome trip and I highly recommend!

"Full day trip"

Robert Vires fished with High Stakes Charters on August 8, 2020

Absolutely a great time, met Captain Jason and First Mate Matt and headed off. We quickly started catching Mahi Mahi, then the bite turned to Black Fin Tuna where at one point we had 4 hooked up at a time. Captain Jason and Matt were awesome and we will be booking with them again. Highly recommend!

"Mahi Trip"

Larry Brewster fished with Bad Boys Fishing Adventures on July 4, 2020

We had a great day on the water with Linda and Mike caught some Mahi and Tuna they were very accommodating to all guest had great conversations and highly recommend and will book again for future trip out of Marathon

"Awesome half day Trip!"

Mike Beattie fished with Father and Son Sportfishing on June 30, 2020

Started out trolling and caught some Tuna then bottom fishing with electric reels caught a big snowy Grouper! Captain Mark and TJ were excellent! Fish tasted Great!

"February fishing trip"

Christopher Boyce fished with Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II on February 12, 2020

Nailed King, Spanish Mackerel Nd Tuna Great day

"Half day off shore"

Brenda Corkum Morris fished with All Hanns On Deck on June 22, 2019

All Hanna on Deck is awesome. Best day at sea you will ever experience. Captain Justin is the best. Looking for a great fishing trip, contact All Hanns On Deck. A day you won't forget. I came back to shore with 5 Tuna and 2 Mahi Mahi.

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