Fish Profiles: Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin tuna

Yellowfin tuna is a warm-water tuna that aren’t afraid to get big. Though they don’t get to the sizes that the Atlantic bluefin tuna do, they do get big enough to make your arms feel like soft noodles.  These fish are fast too, they have been clocked at upwards of 50 mph when chasing food.

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Stats


Size
Upwards of 400 lbs.

Length
60 – 90 inches

Waters
Pacific, Sea of Cortez

Family Tree


Fish Family
Tuna

Scientific Names
Thunnus albacares

Common Names
Ahi

Natural Food, Bait and Techniques


* Flying fish and things that look like flying fish
* Squid
* Mackerel
* Sardines
* Anchovies
* Kite fishing (yumme)
* Deep jigging

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Trips