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Skipjack Tuna

AKA: Aku / Arctic Bonito / Mushmouth / Oceanic Bonito / Striped Tuna / Victor Fish Family: Mackerel / Tuna

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Skipjack Tuna

Skipjack Tuna Specifications

Water: Salt Where: Offshore
Size: Most common at 2-10 pounds but larger fish can range from 15-25 pounds with lunkers coming in as heavy as about 35.
Fight: A hard fighter with good pulls and the endurance of his relatives.
Deliciousness: Good
Range: Both Coasts Technique: Drifting / Trolling
Baits: Baitfish / Lures / Flies Tackle: Spinning / Baitcasting

The Skipjack Tuna is characterized by his football shaped body with a blue upper and a white to silvery underside, along his underside there are horizontal wavy stripes running from behind his gills to his thin near forked tail.

These fish are found in the open waters well offshore.

Small live baitfish make for the best natural bait, while spoons, jigs and plugs make for the best artificial bait.

Props Board Pictures of Skipjack Tuna

Fishing Reports Featuring Skipjack Tuna

11/30/16 Ft Lauderdale, Florida
11/14/13 Great Dolphin Catching In Fort Lauderdale
03/07/11 Spring 2011 Tampa Bay

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