Mack Tuna Fishing in a Kayak

Mack Tuna are a lot of fun to catch and since they are a smaller species of tuna, you can use lighter casting or spinning tackle. Spinning tackle is awesome with Mack Tuna. Mackerel Tuna are very strong and long winded swimmers. They put up a fight much bigger than their size and if grew to Bluefin size, would be unstoppable. Mack Tuna grow to about 35-40 lbs.

A great setup is the Shimano Stella SW spinning reel and an Okuma Salina 3 rod. The Shimano Stella SW reel is a fantastic saltwater reel. It has a great line capacity and a fantastic drag system. I would recommend braided line instead of mono for any tuna fishing. You can almost double your line capacity by using Spectre braided line. KastKing makes some really good braided fishing line.

Watch Mack Tuna fishing in a Kayak with spinning gear.

Yellowtail Tuna Lure – Shimano Flat Fall

An awesome tuna lure is the Shimano Flat Fall – Blue Sardine lure. It gets them every time!

Yellowtail Tuna Tackle in Video

  • Rod: Phenix PSW 760H
  • Reel: Shimano TranX HG
  • Lure: Shimano Flat Fall Blue Sardine
  • Line: Shimano Super Slick Spectre 65 lb braid

Watch the Shimano Flat Fall tuna lure at work….