Big Eye Tuna | Thunnus obesus

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Common Name: Big Eye Tuna
Species Name: Thunnus obesus

Bigeye tuna are also known as Big Eye. The Big Eye Tuna’s colour along the back is a dark metallic blue black graduating to a lighter iridescent blue on the flanks with a silver white belly area. The Bigeye tuna has pectoral fins which maybe as long as a third it body length the dorsal and anal fins are yellow similar to YellowFin tuna however much shorter. The Big Eye Tunas most distinguishing feature is the big eye hence the name, The eye is larger than most other tuna this may be an advantage for hunting at the deeps they are commonly found. Big Eye tuna can grow over 200kg.

Found in all Australian States Tending to occupy deeper oceanic waters determined by oxygen and temperature levels.

Heavy Tackle.

Skirted Lures, Metal Lures and Konahead type lures trolled deep.

Squid, Mullet, Slimy Mackerel, Yellowtail and Pilchards trolled deep or as deep drifted baits.

Big Eye Tuna Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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