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Yellowfin Tuna
Species Facts

Science Name: Thunnus albacares
Other Names: yellow-finned albacore, allison tuna, Autumn albacore
Ideal Temp: 70 to 84
World Record: 388 lbs. 12 oz, Mexico
Environment: offshore
Techniques: Heavy tackle, trolling

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Capt. Joe Simmons | Posted: May 8, 2007

THE YELLOWFIN BEASTS THAT ROME THE WARM WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO CAN SOMETIMES BE ILLUSIVE. LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS ARE OFTEN THE BEST TIMES TO HAUL IN THESE HARD FIGHTING FISH. TROLLING DUSTERS AT DAWN & DUSK CAN BE DEADLY. AT NIGHT, CHUNKING & JIGGING IN A CHUM LINE IS OFTEN VERY EFFECTIVE.

John Fall | Posted: April 9, 2007

When hand lining a tuna , its very important that u don't let the tuna get its head down or u risk losing the tuna

pimp | Posted: October 19, 2006

Big hooks for squid is really good and speners are good to.

Juan Francis | Posted: January 19, 2003

Fishermen catch Yellowfin Tuna by trolling brightly-colored lures at high speeds. A yellow and red plastic skirt trolled at the surface at 10 to 12 knots is an effective bait. When hooked, Yellowfin fight hard and often dive. The species is found near floating objects, so anglers look for logs, grass, and other debris and troll by them.