May 30 2023

Intro to Tuna Fishing with Captain Phil Howarth

by Ryan Collins

With summer right around the corner, many anglers here on My Fishing Cape Cod will soon be targeting bluefin tuna.

That's why I figured today would be a good time to re-publish captain Phil Howarth's seminar "Intro to Tuna Fishing", which is perfect for anyone who is interested in trying to catch their first tuna. 

Before clicking play below, be aware that tuna regulations have changed since this video was produced, so be sure to visit NOAA news for the latest rules and regulations.

Topics covered in this video include:

  • 01:20 - the different types of *tuna licenses
  • 08:25 - tuna equipment
  • 14:00 - tuna lures, bars and ballyhoo
  • 16:14 - where to fish for tuna off Cape Cod
  • 21:14 - different tuna fishing techniques
  • 29:20 - tips for fighting tuna
  • 32:00 - tips for landing tuna
  • 35:30 - how to bleed, ice down, and look after your catch

*Tuna regulations change often, so be sure to visit NOAA news for the latest rules and regulations.

This season, be sure to keep in touch, and follow our latest tuna reports, by joining the conversation in our tuna fishing forum

Tight lines! ?

About the author 

Ryan Collins

I'm fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I've been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!

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