Ocean City Maryland Yellowfin Tuna Fishing
Ocean City Maryland yellowfin tuna charters are only one part of the offshore experience. In turn, you may have selected tuna fishing because they are fun to catch, we have more to offer. Not only may you load the box with yellowfin, but you will be set up for more. During these charters we are rigged and ready for numerous pelagic species.
The Offshore Tuna Charter Experience
In the waters off of Ocean City Maryland Ocean City Yellowfin Tuna Charters are some of the best on the East Coast. Instigator sport fishing starts charter services in the beginning of July, just in time to hook up with the yellowfin tuna and Bluefin tuna. Typically tuna season runs mid June till September and may times the fish are around even longer. The big eye and long fin tuna are more abundant in August and September.
Trolling 16-18 lines, the Instigator maximizes the spread and puts you on the fish. We are considered one of the best tuna fishing boats around! We troll a mix of techniques and a variety of rigs including salted ballyhoos mostly with spreader bars and squid chains in the mix. Jigging or chucking are other techniques for catching tuna and are accessible and will be used less frequently but always on hand at a moments notice.
One of the most prized sportfishing catches has to be the yellowfin tuna. Yellowfin tuna 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. Yellowfin average between 30 and 50 pounds. Some are caught in larger sizes up to 200 pounds.
Yellowfin Tuna here in Ocean City are one of the most popular gamefish for our guest to target. These fish travel in massive schools and can reach weights of 200+ lbs. The average catch will bring you more commonly into the 30 to 50lb range. Even the smallest of Yellowfin Tuna will give you a workout.
One of the best aspects to targeting Yellowfin Tuna, aside from the fight and the excellent meat, is that fact that here in Ocean City they can be targeted nearly any day of the year.
This species is exciting in more ways than one. It is not uncommon to have an entire trolling spread hit at the same time. This can be as many as 6 (or even more) baits getting hammered in unison, and you can bet it will get your heart pumping and everyone in your party will get a shot at fighting these awesome fish.
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