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Texas Blackfin Tuna Photos

July 3, 2014
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Texas Football Fever

In a state where football reigns supreme, it’s no surprise the abundant blackfin tuna shares a nickname with Texas’ popular pigskin pastime. Adrian E. Gray
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Texas Football Fever

Besides blackfin (right), other tunas such as skipjack (left), bonito (little tunny) and yellowfin are attracted to shrimp boats. Doug Olander
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Texas Football Fever

Anglers negotiate for shrimp-boat bycatch to use as chum and chunk baits. Tosh Brown
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Texas Football Fever

If anglers can locate shrimp boats, chances are the blackfins won’t be far off. You can pull up on a shrimper on the way offshore, troll and catch 15 to 20 very quickly. Tosh Brown
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Texas Football Fever

The consistent trail of shrimper bycatch serves as an all-you-can-eat buffet for tuna. Tosh Brown
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Texas Football Fever

When chunking with baitfish ignites tuna schools into a frenzy, try fly-fishing or casting poppers. This blackfin couldn’t resist a Sebile Splasher rigged with two assist hooks. Doug Olander / Sport Fishing Magazine
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