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Yellowfin Tuna Sport Fishing

Book an offshore yellowfin tuna sport fishing charter on the eastern seaboard. Offered in Ocean City, Maryland or the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Catch mahi-mahi and other sport fish on the Instigator.

Catch yellowfin tuna in Ocean City, MD and the Outer Banks, NC

One of the most prized sportfishing catches has to be the yellowfin tuna. These fish travel in massive feeding schools and can provide anglers with both excellent eating and hot action. It is not uncommon to have an entire trolling spread of six or more baits all hit at the same time. As a result, this can create a mass pandemonium where every available angler must grab a rod to fight a fish. Yellowfin will often fight in deep bulldogging circles which can only be described as being hooked to swimming cinderblock. They average between 30 and 50 pounds. Some are caught in larger sizes up to 200 pounds.

How to catch yellowfin tuna

While fishing for yellowfin you are not limited to that exact species. many other pelagic and meat fish bite on the same spread, bait and lures. On the Instigator we target these fish while trolling, chunking or jigging. During the summer months, trolling is the prefered method unless the chunk bit is on. it is not uncommon to get completely covered up while on the troll. No worries, Captain Josh with direct the dance and get your meat onboard. Fish cleaning services are available in both of our charter locations.  Catch yellowfin in Manteo, North Carolina and Ocean City, Maryland.

Sport-fishing Charters

Learn more about fishing for this species in Ocean City, Maryland and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You are not limited to a specific type of fish when booking a charter, Captain Josh will provide options depending on the season and what is biting while confirming your charter date.


Sport Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Yellowfin Tuna Charters



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