Yellowfin tuna still scarce, but blackfins abundant
The blackfin tuna are biting along North Carolina’s Outer Banks! Scott Rhodes of Statesville and Carrie Kibler of Winston-Salem caught these four blackfin — and 23 others — on a Sunday trip with Capt. Bruce Armstrong on the Sea Angel II out of Hatteras Landing Marina.
For many offshore captains along the coast of both Carolinas, blackfins have played an important part of their catches since yellowfin tuna disappeared from most waters during the summer around 2010.