TUNA YELLOWFIN (Thunnus albacares)

Angler Livingstonon on Vagabond was targeting yellowfin tuna  when a big one was hooked;. 2 hours and 40 minutes after the fish was over the boat. The crew of the Vagabond so landed a 183.7 kilos - 405 lb record yellowfin. The fish was landed outside of Magdalena Bay, Mexico.
Angler Guy Yocom with a monster 427 pounder yellowfin tuna, IGFA all-tackle record, caught off Cabo San Lucas coast in Mexico. (www.piscessportfishing.com).

Robert Pedigo has caught what's believed to be the heaviest yellowfin tuna ever landed on rod and reel, weighing 427.9 pounds al Lower Banks in Mexico.

One of the biggest yellowfin tuna on record weighs 388 pounds (176 kg). The average species however are 40 to 180 cm long and weigh between 5 to 20 kg.

Yellowfin tuna lives worldwide in warm temperate oceanic waters (atlantic Pacific). It is both pelagic and seasonally migratory, but has been known to come fairly close to shore. This tuna diet depends largely on local abundance, and includes flying fish, other small fish, squid and crustaceans. Best fishing methods include trolling with small fish, squid, or other trolled baits including strip baits and artificial lures as well as chumming with live bait fishing.
MAX SIZE:400 lb / 180 kg
MAX LENGHT:72 inch / 185 centimeter

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