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The Pacific Bluefin is among, if not the most, prized sportfish that can be caught by an angler. Many new anglers struggle to even get one on the line, but even if you do hook one, you have to have perfect execution to get it on the deck. They put up one hell of a fight, often lasting hours. I have seen them wear through very thick fishing line by just pure brute strength and a strong will to live.
All that being said, there is no more of an exhilarating battle to be found between a man and a fish. Remember, 40 to 300lbs!
There are several techniques we have found to be more effective than trolling or freelining bait (although these methods still work well)!
Kite fishing is the method of using a kite to fly your bait up and away from the boat. This accomplishes two things. Firstly, it moves your bait far away from your noisy boat and puts it quite a way off in the distance. Secondly, it take the fishing line out of the water so that the Bluefin can not see the line. The kite just dips the bait in the water occasionally. Putting frozen flying fish as bait is irresistible to them.
This method uses a Helium Ballon in place of a kite to lift the bait away from your boat, and out of the water. Good for a calm day.
Pick any of the spots or trips below to come to join the hunt:
Private Sportfishing Charters | San Diego, CA