Blackfin tuna are biting along Outer Banks

Since the yellowfin tuna virtually disappeared from these waters several years ago, blackfin tuna have been an important part of the Outer Banks fishing experience.

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.

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Dan Kibler
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Dan Kibler is managing editor of Carolina Sportsman Magazine. If every fish were a redfish and every big-game animal a wild turkey, he wouldn’t ever complain. His writing and photography skills have earned him numerous awards throughout his career.