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
Don Pedro action is wide open for trout and kokanee

Don Pedro action is wide open for trout and kokanee

Written By: Gold Country Sport Fishing,
April 20, 2015

The kokanee and trout action at Don Pedro has been wide open for us in the past several weeks. We have been putting a couple limits of kokanee onboard and then switching over to finish our limits of trout onboard as well. We are also...

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Yellowtail Blitz Baits In La Paz

Written By: FishSniffer Staff,
April 1, 2015

“Yellowtail are in and they're close too,” exclaimed Jon Walton of the Mosquito Fleet. “A ten minute ride from the Cortez Club is all it took. Places like Punta Colorado, San Rafaelito and Balandra were happening. If you found the bait...

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Breaking Birds And Breaking Tuna

Written By: Bill Roecker,
January 16, 2015

(San Diego) Skipper Kevin Osborne of the Intrepid posted January 10:

“Today we had very nice traveling weather all day long. The guys spent the day rigging and getting things ready for battle. The surprise of the day however, was when we...

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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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