Fishing for Bluefin Tuna – Eliminating Human Scents


Bluefin Tuna  pic

Bluefin Tuna

As managing partner and head of capital markets with Laidlaw & Company, James “Jimmy” Ahern Laidlaw has helped grow the firm into a nationally recognized healthcare investor. When not working, Jimmy Ahern Laidlaw enjoys fishing for tuna.

The waters of the Atlantic just off the coast of New England are full of Bluefin tuna. People who regularly go out in search of them understand that catching the fish depends on paying attention to the smallest details.

Tuna have a highly developed sense of smell that they use to hunt their prey. This sense of smell puts tuna among the best hunters of all ocean creatures. The unnatural or unexpected smells associated with bait and line can sometimes make Bluefin tuna hesitant to bite. To minimize the human scents of a rig, you should clean terminal tackle with rubbing alcohol before setting the bait.

Then, when setting the bait, you should avoid touching the tackle at all by wearing gloves. This caution, paired with the use of rubbing alcohol, can help you land an impressive catch.