Tuna, skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

(Linnaeus, 1758); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called skipjack, ocean bonito, Arctic bonito, striped tuna, watermelon tuna
Cosmopolitan in tropical and subtropical seas, usually in deep coastal and oceanic waters. It is common throughout the tropical Atlantic, south to Argentina and may range as far north as Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the summer months. Skipjack tuna are schooling, pelagic, migratory, deep water species. In the western Atlantic, skipjack tuna frequently school with blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) and in the Pacific and Indian Oceans they often school with yellowfin tuna (Thunnu... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
21.00 kg (46 lb 5 oz)
La Gomera, Spain
15-Nov-2020
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
66.0 cm
Manukau Heads, West Auckland, New Zealand
22-Mar-2013
All-Tackle (Length) (tie)
67.0 cm
Red Sea, Hurghada, Egypt
26-Feb-2021
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
6.01 kg (13 lb 4 oz)
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
06-Aug-1985
M-02 kg (4 lb)
9.79 kg (21 lb 9 oz)
Freeport, Bahamas
14-Apr-1996
M-03 kg (6 lb)
10.50 kg (23 lb 2 oz)
Black River, Mauritius
19-Jan-1998
M-04 kg (8 lb)
11.40 kg (25 lb 2 oz)
Black River, Mauritius
25-Jan-2000
M-06 kg (12 lb)
15.04 kg (33 lb 2 oz)
Sagami Bay, Kanagawa, Japan
12-Sep-1996
M-08 kg (16 lb)
15.00 kg (33 lb 1 oz)
Black River, Mauritius
18-Feb-1996
M-10 kg (20 lb)
17.80 kg (39 lb 4 oz)
Challenger Bank, Bermuda
13-Jul-1978
M-15 kg (30 lb)
19.00 kg (41 lb 14 oz)
Pearl Beach, Mauritius
12-Nov-1985
M-24 kg (50 lb)
18.93 kg (41 lb 12 oz)
Black River, Mauritius
13-Mar-1982
W-01 kg (2 lb)
3.59 kg (7 lb 14 oz)
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
24-Feb-2012
W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
26-Feb-2004
W-03 kg (6 lb)
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
San Diego, California, USA
03-Sep-1976
W-04 kg (8 lb)
11.33 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
07-Jun-1991
W-06 kg (12 lb)
14.35 kg (31 lb 11 oz)
Whangaroa, New Zealand
30-Jun-2018
W-08 kg (16 lb)
10.89 kg (24 lb 0 oz)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
20-Oct-2012
W-10 kg (20 lb)
15.08 kg (33 lb 4 oz)
Le Morne, Mauritius
10-Apr-1986
W-15 kg (30 lb)
16.05 kg (35 lb 6 oz)
Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius
23-Sep-1990
W-24 kg (50 lb)
16.55 kg (36 lb 8 oz)
Isla Clarion, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico
29-Oct-1987
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.95 kg (13 lb 2 oz)
Piton Pointe, Mauritius
08-Dec-1990
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.98 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Le Morne, Boye, Mauritius
29-Nov-1991
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.69 kg (14 lb 12 oz)
Santa Barbara, California, USA
07-Dec-1975
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.17 kg (11 lb 6 oz)
NE Whale Island, Whakatane, New Zealand
09-Feb-1996
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.80 kg (15 lb 0 oz)
Santa Barbara, California, USA
15-Dec-1975
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
Milolii, Kona, Hawaii, USA
01-Sep-1989
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
7.30 kg (16 lb 1 oz)
Isla Clarion, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico
20-Mar-1996
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.30 kg (2 lb 14 oz)
Sagami Bay, Japan
22-Jul-2017
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
1.75 kg (3 lb 14 oz)
Sagami Bay, Japan
17-Jul-2017
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.38 kg (5 lb 4 oz)
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
20-Mar-2008
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.39 kg (9 lb 11 oz)
Thetis Bank, Baja California, Mexico
04-Dec-2003
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
11.53 kg (25 lb 6 oz)
U.S. Virgin Islands
04-Jun-2006
F-Smallfry
11.40 kg (25 lb 2 oz)
Susami, Wakayama, Japan
21-Mar-2003
M-Junior
14.51 kg (32 lb 0 oz)
Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
31-Aug-2014
M-Smallfry
10.00 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
02-Sep-2006

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