Tuna, yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

(Bonnaterre, 1788); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called Allison tuna
Occurs worldwide in deep, warm temperate oceanic waters. It is both pelagic and seasonally migratory, but has been known to come fairly close to shore.
Most large yellowfins have overextended second dorsal and anal fins that may reach more than halfway back to the tail base in some large specimens. In smaller specimens under about 60 lb (27 kg) and in some very large specimens as well, this may not be an accurate distinguishing factor since the fins do not appear to be as long in all specimens. The pectoral fins in adults reach... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
193.68 kg (427 lb 0 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
18-Sep-2012

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