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
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
8.16 kg (18 lb 0 oz)
Guanamari, Costa Rica
28-Jan-2001
M-02 kg (4 lb)
29.14 kg (64 lb 4 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
09-Jun-2011
M-03 kg (6 lb)
28.91 kg (63 lb 12 oz)
Moriches, New York, USA
26-Aug-1978
M-04 kg (8 lb)
39.50 kg (87 lb 1 oz)
Bermagui, N.S.W., Australia
17-Jun-1992
M-06 kg (12 lb)
74.00 kg (163 lb 2 oz)
Montague Island, Australia
15-May-1983
M-08 kg (16 lb)
86.50 kg (190 lb 11 oz)
Bermagui, N.S.W., Australia
13-Apr-1987
M-10 kg (20 lb)
106.75 kg (235 lb 5 oz)
Cape Point, South Africa
16-May-2012
M-15 kg (30 lb)
153.50 kg (338 lb 6 oz)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
22-Oct-1999
M-24 kg (50 lb)
175.00 kg (385 lb 12 oz)
M-37 kg (80 lb)
176.35 kg (388 lb 12 oz)
Isla San Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico
01-Apr-1977
M-60 kg (130 lb)
193.68 kg (427 lb 0 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
18-Sep-2012
W-01 kg (2 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
23-Mar-1992
W-02 kg (4 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Piñas Bay, Panama
15-Mar-1995
W-03 kg (6 lb)
18.00 kg (39 lb 11 oz)
Challenger Bank, Bermuda
05-Jul-1980
W-04 kg (8 lb)
28.43 kg (62 lb 11 oz)
Challenger Bank, Bermuda
28-Aug-1987
W-06 kg (12 lb)
53.00 kg (116 lb 13 oz)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
08-Oct-1978
W-08 kg (16 lb)
60.33 kg (133 lb 0 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
04-May-2007
W-10 kg (20 lb)
92.30 kg (203 lb 8 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
16-Jul-1992
W-15 kg (30 lb)
111.13 kg (245 lb 0 oz)
Kaaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii, USA
28-Jul-1978
W-24 kg (50 lb)
116.12 kg (256 lb 0 oz)
Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, USA
06-Aug-1979
W-37 kg (80 lb)
122.47 kg (270 lb 0 oz)
Isla Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico
16-Mar-1980
W-60 kg (130 lb)
142.42 kg (314 lb 0 oz)
Ada Foah, Ghana
16-May-2003
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.73 kg (3 lb 13 oz)
Cross Seamount, Hawaii, USA
06-Apr-1995
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.38 kg (11 lb 14 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
21-Nov-1998
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
15.65 kg (34 lb 8 oz)
Kandrian, Papua New Guinea
08-Nov-2003
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
19.20 kg (42 lb 5 oz)
Maiquetia, Venezuela
10-Jan-1991
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
30.61 kg (67 lb 8 oz)
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
43.50 kg (95 lb 14 oz)
Carnarvon, W.A., Australia
22-May-2001
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
48.60 kg (107 lb 2 oz)
Cape Town, South Africa
26-Feb-2006
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.13 kg (2 lb 8 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
10-Feb-2006
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.94 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Punta Tosca, Baja California Sur, Mexico
29-Nov-1998
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.97 kg (15 lb 6 oz)
Punta Tosca, Baja California Sur, Mexico
29-Nov-1998
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
11.34 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Argus Bank, Bermuda
28-Jun-2013
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
25.17 kg (55 lb 8 oz)
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, USA
05-Dec-2001
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
26.62 kg (58 lb 11 oz)
Argus Bank, Bermuda
19-Jun-2010
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
113.39 kg (250 lb 0 oz)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
08-Jul-2005
F-Smallfry
89.81 kg (198 lb 0 oz)
Hannibal Bank, Panama
28-Feb-2001
M-Junior
109.43 kg (241 lb 4 oz)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
07-Aug-2010
M-Smallfry
76.18 kg (167 lb 15 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, USA
20-Sep-2002

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