Common Name: Longtail Tuna
Species Name: Thunnus tonggol
The Longtail Tuna is also known as Northern Bluefin. The upper body colour of the Longtail tuna is dark blue to almost blackish in appearance and covers the upper body from the snout to the tail; also an iridescent neon blue band is prominent on live specimens. The lower body and flanks are silver and the belly area is covered in pallid oval marks. The Longtail Tuna has short pectoral fin that position flush with the body giving the Longtail Tuna a slender bullet like Body, the finlets are yellowish in colour and the caudal fin is deeply forked and capable of producing great speed. The Longtail Tuna can reach weights over 30kg however catches up to 15kg are more common.
New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia
Light Tackle to Medium Tackle
Chrome Baitfish Profiles, Minnows, Poppers and Skirted Lures.
Pilcards, Yellowtail, Garfish, Slimy Mackerel and Mullet
Longtail Tuna Size and Bag Limits
Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.[/full_width][/section]