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Tuna General Information

Yellowfin are a tropical species that don't travel as widely as their cousins the albacore and bluefin tuna. Late summer, when the water is the warmest off the California coast, they can be found as far north as Morro Bay. Yellowfin Tuna are one of the strongest North American Fish and 200 pound fish are quite common. They are the most colorful fish in the tuna family and can be recognized by their long second anal and dorsal fins.

Schools are located by trolling feather jigs. The fishing is similar to albacore fishing but the tackle is much heavier and jigs are more commonly used once the school is located.

Tuna Articles & Reports

American Angler Trip Produces Sizzling Action For Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado And Wahoo

American Angler Trip Produces Sizzling Action For Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado And Wahoo

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
February 27, 2014

Autumn 8-day trips out of San Diego are usually referred to as “variety”, and the 24 anglers aboard Captain Sam Patella’s 90-foot American Angler out of Point Loma Sportfishing in San Diego found an excellent assortment of game fish...

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Marlin Bite Slows For Cabo Anglers

Written By: FishSniffer Staff,
February 12, 2014

Everyone saw a drop in the marlin bite this week as the currents ran stronger and the baitfish scattered a bit,” reported Captain George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing. “Combine that with the full moon and we were not too surprised at...

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Limits Of Yellowfin Tuna Boated

Written By: Bill Roecker,
January 6, 2014

Skipper Derek Waldman docked Red Rooster III at H&M Landing December 23 after a nine-day trip sponsored by Izorline, Calstar and Accurate. The group fished offshore for limits of yellowfin tuna, 30 yellowtail , a wahoo and a dorado.

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Tips & Tactics for Tuna

Anchovy, I Love You!

Anchovy, I Love You!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Just the other day I found myself setting on a deer stand on a ridge high in the Tahoe National Forest. The hunting was great except for...

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Going Low And Slow For Albacore

Going Low And Slow For Albacore

Written By: Steve ‘Hippo’ Lau

ALBACORE!! The very sound of that name brings on a fever into the hearts of blue water anglers. Fast, powerful, and agile, these pelagic...

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For Sale Fish Sniffer 2013 Willie Raptor

For Sale Fish Sniffer 2013 Willie Raptor

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

Once again, the Fish Sniffer is prowling the waters of Northern California in a beautiful 21’ Willie Raptor.  The Raptor is an...

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