Articles on Fishing for Giant Bluefin Tuna and Grander Blue Marlin
by Jim Chambers


Jim Chambers




"Atlantic Hot Spots" - Where do  marlin, swordfish and bluefin go to spawn and to feed?  
"Hunting Giants" - Finding and catching the largest bluefin tuna - Sport Fishing Magazine
"Grander Hunting" - Azores for grander blue marlin and bluefin tuna - Big Game Fishing Journal
"Those Magnificent Giants" - The thrill of catching a 600-lb. giant - Big Game Fishing Journal
"Going, Going Gone" - Atlantic swordfish, billfish, tunas and sharks - Big Game Fishing Journal
"Headed for Extinction" - Wake-up call for the big game fishing community - Marlin Magazine
Sport Fishing Magazine Jul/Aug 2000
"Hunting Giants"
The July/August 2000 issue of Sport Fishing Magazine (pictured at left) contains a feature article written by fisheries biologist, Jim Chambers, entitled "Hunting Giants." To read the full article, click here. It describes Ten Top Tactics used by the pros to find and catch large giant bluefin tuna - considered by many as the world's most powerful and toughest big game fish.� The cover photo shows the crew of Tuna Hunter loading a 900-pound giant bluefin caught off Rockport, Massachusetts, on the final day of the season - September 8. 1998. Pictured on the cover are Capt. Gary Cannell (r), angler and author Jim Chambers (l) and mate Dean Horne.� The article is comprised largely of extensive�interviews of some of the best tuna fishermen who ever lived.� They include Jack Cashman, Bob Pisano, Malcolm Hudson, Gary Cannell, Al Ristori, Joe Collebella, Al Anderson and Joe Jancewicz.� Contact them to talk or to set up your own trip of a lifetime.
Below, the crew of Tuna Hunter loading a 900-pound giant bluefin tuna.� Pictured are Captain Gary Cannell (l.), angler Jim Chambers (lower r.) and mates Karen Cannell and Dean Horne.
photo of bluefin tuna 900 lbs Tuna Hunter off Rockport MA

"Atlantic Hot Spots"
"Hunting Giants"
Those Magnificent Giants"
Grander Hunting"
Going, Going, Gone
Headed for Extinction"


Atlantic Blue Marlin - 4 pages

Pacific Blue Marlin - 3 pages

Black Marlin - 3 pages

White Marlin - 2 pages

Giant Bluefin Tuna - 6 pages

Bigeye Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna

Swordfish - 3 pages



Large Sharks

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Population Declines

Atlantic Overview

Blue Marlin
White Marlin


Bluefin Tuna


Large Sharks

Daily "Kill-o-Meter"

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Daily "Kill-o-Meter"

Longliners fish most heavily during the periods when the moon is brightest. So, this real-time image of the moon phase shows when the kill of swordfish is greatest and least. It also shows when the kill of blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, sharks, tunas, sea turtles, marine mammals and a host of other marine life is also greatest - even though they are not even targeted. For more, see link above.

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