If targeting this species jigging will be good for reaching the larger fish deeper down but trolling live or strip baits feathers plugs or spoons will be the most effective method for catching schooling fish. Large pelagic fishes such as billfish sharks and other large tunas prey on skipjack tuna.
Being primarily harvested comercially the skipjack is mostly a recreational fishing bycatch.
Skipjack tuna fishing. The skipjack tuna katsuwonus pelamis is a medium sized perciform fish in the tuna family scombridae. But when the recreational angler is out to catch one of these some commonly used methods for them would be pole and line trolling handline and longlining. Tuna will race across the surface in all directions then dive under the boat an amazing tussle.
It is otherwise known as the balaya tongkol arctic bonito mushmouth oceanic bonito striped tuna or victor fish. Development and perspectives for the marine fishing activity of the skipjack tuna december 2020 in book. Also the skipjack tuna catch is mainly landed at the yaizu market and is sold to the skipjack tuna sashimi raw fish or tataki seared processing trades.
Skipjack tuna are opportunistic feeders preying on a variety of fish e g herrings crustaceans cephalopods mollusks and sometimes other skipjack tunas. Japan tuna fisheries corporation is beginning to cooperate with the processing trades to provide safe reliable skipjack tuna from freezer ships. Skipjack tuna fishing methods baits and lures because skipjack are a highly valued tuna in the fish canning industry they mostly caught in a fishery by commercial fishermen with purse seine nets.
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Skipjack tuna are on the rampaging increase especially out further in the gulf pure fishing bliss hearing those reels scream at full revs when these fish strike and then a battle all the way to the boat.