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.

Recent Tuna Articles & Reports
Searcher 6-Day Long Range trip Scores Yellowtail, Dorado, and Tuna

Searcher 6-Day Long Range trip Scores Yellowtail, Dorado, and Tuna

Written By: Dan Bacher,
October 28, 2014

The 24 Penn Fishing University anglers who embarked for a 6-day long-range adventure in September onboard Captain Art Taylor’s Searcher out of Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego were understandably a bit nervous about the weather with...

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Anglers Hook Chinooks!

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
September 15, 2014

(Elkton) Despite the fact that the Umpqua is running low and warm, salmon are available and anglers are hooking up. That’s the word from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

According to the ODFW, Umpqua River Chinook fishing is...

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Long-Range Adventurers Battle Yellowtail And Bluefin Tuna

Written By: Bill Roecker,
September 1, 2014

We started our yellowtail adventure where the fleet left off a week ago with great fishing. Having done this a few times before, we were apprehensive about conditions being the same. Unfortunately we were right about being apprehensive...

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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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