Longtail tuna, or northern bluefin tuna, are a member of the scombridae family, and are a medium sized tuna. They commonly have a dark blue back, white belly and pale yellow fins. Longtails are highly migratory, and can be found through most tropical offshore and inshore waters to the NSW south coast in the east and Perth in the west.
Longtails are a popular target for lure casters, who will wait for them to ventre into sheltered bays and occassionally across flats to cast lures and flies at feeding schools. Bait anglers using live yakka, slimy mackerel or garfish have a lot of success too. Here are some tackle recommendations when longtail tuna.
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