Tuna are definately more reliable at the rigs. Blackfin can hardly be called a tuna though, unless you're using light tackle. Plus, when you finally catch a decent yellowfin, you'll never intentionally mess with a little ol blackfin ever again.Billable (10/16/2007)I get the Bill Fish, Wahoo and Dolphin in the nipple and spur area (even Swords), but what about Tuna. Do people catch yellowfin or blackfin there? Trolling or chunking? I am gathering the yellowfin bite is more a rig trip and the blackfin is more reliable at the edge or the rigs. Am I wrong?
If cooked, I'd be willin to bet $'s that 90-95% of folks wouldn't know the difference. I've eaten both and cooked both and I'lleat any of them. For sashimi I tend to lean toward yellowfin but just like the grouper/catfish controversy I bet there are a few establishments that will serve blackfin sashimi and the general public goes on oblivious to the fact. Heck last time I cleaned blackfin I got kinda hungry and started snackin right there at the cleanin table. Thought it was pretty good.gator7_5 (10/23/2007)taste wise..