BLACKFIN TUNA TROLLING LURES
With so many options on the market, we have complied our 5 best trolling lures and tackle products for targeting Blackfin Tuna on your next trip Offshore.
Blackfin Tuna have become a quick favorite among anglers looking to still get offshore in the fall months to get their fix.
Ranging in size anywhere from 5lbs to 45lbs, these football shaped sushi nuggets are just right when you're looking for a decent fight on light tackle.
Shop our entire collection of tackle and trolling lures geared towards landing Blackfin Tuna. From Spreader bars, to birds and squid chains, we have what you need to fill the boat during that killer Fall Blackfin Tuna run.
OUR TOP 5 BEST BLACKFIN TUNA LURES
1. Mini SKIRT CHAIN
The Fathom Offshore Mini Skirt chain is the go to rig for multiple hookups on Blackfin and schoolie Yellowfin Tuna.
Originally designed in the gulf for rapid catching of multiple tunas for live baiting, the same method would often prove effective on bringing multiple dolphin and other species to the boat.
TIP: If you get a knockdown (more often than not the first bite comes on the last trailer rig) when the fish starts to run retrieve slowly, the additional drops swing out and pull alongside the fish often leading to additional bites and multiple hook ups.
"Fished this chain and it got smoked, every rig brought something to the boat, good equipment helps, thanks for hooking me up" - James H
2. HALF PINT TROLLING LURES 4 PACK
The Fathom Offshore 4 lure extra small half pint pack is perfect for those looking to hammer the Blackfin Tuna of all sizes. This pack is small on size, but BIG on fish catching ability.
Designed for center console boat anglers that want a simple dead bait alternative they can click on and start catching immediately. No bait needed. These bite size lures are ready to fish out of the pack. One of each headshape, the half pints have a unique and specific action that draws aggressive strikes from Blackfin and Mahi.
All lures come pre-rigged with stainless hook sets and premium mono. Each lure pack includes recommended spread chart and tips. Simply clip to your main line and start fishing.
"Went straight from golf course to Gulfstream and didn't have to rig up any bait! My son caught his first Tuna and Sailfish on it last weekend, thanks so much!" - Adam W
3. ECM Agitator Bar
The Agitator bar is the go to lure when you want to create some action, and simply put, catch Tuna.
Attach your favorite rigged bait or Tuna lure to the snap swivel contained within the last Epic Squid skirt and watch it work.
While the bird and squids act as a teaser, the trailing bait offers a simple “easy odd man out” approach that Tuna and Mahi can’t resist.We recommend a 3’ to 4’ leader when attaching the rigged bait to the snap swivel, this keeps the bait just far enough back to look like the bait that fell behind the group..
"Can’t say enough about the quality of these agitator bars. Everything Andrew and the crew build is top shelf. You can’t go wrong with Fathom Offshore!" - Nick P
4. Game CHANGER SMALL LURE
When you’re looking to top the leader board, be sure to call on the help of the Game Changer small trolling lure when targeting Blackfin Tuna.
Featuring a concave nose that forces an explosive breach, and doorknob shape creating a tight side to side re-entry that drives Blackfin nuts.
Also available pre-rigged ready to fish HERE.
Consider the game officially changed.
"This is an awesome lure color and pattern. I already had two of them, but wanted a spare in case I ever lose one. The last time I fished it (right after 4th of July) it got hit within 2 minutes of deploying it." - Carlton P
5. Mylar mini soft chuggers
There isn't much a Blackfin loves more than a well presented Ballyhoo; So take your ballyhoo or dead bait to the next level with the all-new Mylar Mini Soft Heads.
Rigged on 6' of 150# mono with stainless ballyhoo spring, 1/2oz lead, and stainless 7/0 Long shank ballyhoo hook.
With 3 vibrant head colors, 3d molded eyes, and dual color mylar skirts, these high quality, durable miniature lures add just enough pop and color to your ballyhoo to give you the edge and get noticed.
"I seldom use ballyhoo for trolling so it’s not worth learning to bridle them. With these I don’t need to- super simple!" - Eric H