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Fishing for Albacore Tuna
Albacore are generally caught in waters off New South Wales from September to December and in April and May. Anglers often use trolling methods with artificial lures and live or dead baits to catch albacore


Angling for Albacore | Tuna Fishing:

It is a prized sporting fish which will take small lures and also live bait.

Albacore are generally caught in waters off New South Wales from September to December and in April and May. Anglers often use trolling methods with artificial lures and live or dead baits to catch albacore

Fishing methods include trolling with feathered jigs, spoons and lures; live and whole bait fishing with mullet, sardines, squid, herring, anchovies, sardines and other small fishes. The albacore is considered by anglers to be an excellent light tackle game fish.

Commercial fishing vessels that harvest younger surface-swimming albacore are called "jig boats" because they fish with jigs. They are also called "trollers" since they "troll" for albacore.

"Trolling" means to catch fish by towing a lure or baited hook behind a slow-moving boat. In the albacore fishery, trollers attach ten to twenty fishing lines to the vessel's outriggers. These fishing lines are of different lengths and are also spread out along each outrigger to help prevent them from getting tangled up with each other.

Attached to the end of each line is a jig - that is, kind of rubbery fishing lure with a hook in it. Jigs are shaped to look like squid and come in a wide variety of colours. The jigs are trailed in the water behind a moving boat, and some albacore will bite a squid-like jig and get hooked.

Current Albacore Tuna All Tackle Record (IGFA) 88 lbs. 2 ounces.

The photos below are by Jon Schwartz - http://www.bluewaterjon.com

Catching Albacore Tuna Boat fishing for albacore tuna
Albacore tuna showing lure used to catch it Gaffing albacore tuna alongside boat
Angling for albacore tuna nice photo of catching albacore tuna

See Also: 
Information on Albacore Tuna
Angling & Fishing for Albacore Tuna
Commercial Fishing for Albacore Tuna
Cooking Albacore Tuna & Albacore Recipes

 

 


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