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Yellowfin Tuna Big Game Fishing Holidays

The most commonly found Tuna worldwide. Yellowfin Tuna are like all Tuna, they pull extremely hard for their size. When you get them near the boat, they turn sideways and swim in large circles. Making it a long process to get them in the boat. It’s virtually impossible to horse the larger ones in quickly, no matter what tackle you are using. Reaching sizes of 300lb, although fish this size are only found in the Eastern Pacific and are generally caught in Mexico.

Popper & Jig Fishing | Long Reef | Papua New Guinea

Every lure angler across the globe has heard of the phenomenal fishing opportunities that Papua New Guinea (PNG) offers from the amazing surface popper action for huge GT’s, deeper reef edges for patrolling Doggies then you have the awesome colourful Wrasse like no others on the planet, team this with one of the best fishing companies that fish these waters and you will soon find yourself in lure fishing heaven... Read more

  Category: Popper & Jig Fishing
   Season: All Year

Panama Sport Fishing Lodge | Panama

Every sport fisherman has heard of stories of how world-class the fishery is in Panama and it's no wondering when Panama is the home to so many IGFA records of all manner of species and our lodge is right in the thick of it. The Gulf of Chiriquí is a real treasure of Panama and with the likes of world-renowned areas such as Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa being the fishing grounds.. Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Fishing Holidays, Popper & Jig Fishing
   Season: All Year

Dogtooth Tuna Fishing | Hosted | Rodrigues Island | Mauritius

Due to the amazing fishing at Rodrigues Island, Sportquest Holidays made the decision to put on their very own hosted Jig fishing trip to the fish packed waters that surround Rodrigues Island in Mauritius. This trip is for the anglers out there who seek adventure and excitement with some pretty extreme fishing for fish that absolutely pull your arms off... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Fishing Holidays, Hosted Fishing, Popper & Jig Fishing, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays
   Season: All Year

Kwanza Tarpon Lodge | Lure & Popper Fishing | Angola

At Kwanza Lodge the fishing is varied with the opportunity to one day, fish the freshwaters of the river Cuanza for super huge Tarpon and then the next to be some nautical miles offshore fishing for huge Marlin. The guides will make sure that all your requirements are catered for, so if you wish to troll all day or even popper fish then this will be tailored into your itinerary... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Popper & Jig Fishing
   Season: All Year

Dogtooth Tuna Fishing | Hawkins Bank | Rodrigues | Mauritius

This fishing adventure is like no others out there! Rodrigues Island offers anglers a unique opportunity to fish for some incredible species. The fishing style used is completely down to you as the itinerary can be completely tailored to suit how you wish to fish and the species you wish to target. In addition to this, we some excellent tackle package waiting on board for you to use completely free of charge... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Popper & Jig Fishing, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays
   Season: All Year
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Additional Information

A much sought after species by many big game anglers, the Yellowfin Tuna. This beautiful powerhouse of a fish is normally classed as one of the hardest fighting of the Tuna species that anglers will find on the seas. The Yellowfin Tuna can grow to sizes over 350lb and is a very hard fighting species. Targeting this fish on lighter than normal tackle will give you a fight like no other. The Yellowfin Tuna tries its hardest to evade capture. The Yellowfin Tuna is also sought after for its amazing tasting meat that can be eaten raw straight from the sea as Sashimi.

Name: YellowfinTuna
Also known as: Yellowfin
Scientific Name: Thunnus Albacares


The Yellowfin Tuna is an amazing fish to catch especially when using light tackle, these fish hit hard and are solid lumps of muscle. The second dorsal fin of the yellowfin Tuna and the anal fin are bright yellow, giving this fish its common name. The main body of the Yellowfin Tuna is a very dark metallic blue which changes to silver on the belly which has about 20 vertical lines.

Average size

Reaching sizes of up to 400lb in weight, the amazing Yellowfin Tuna have an average size of around 20lb.

Where to catch

Moving across the oceans year after year, the Yellowfin Tuna are hard fighting fish. They are found in such places as Costa Rica, Mexico and South Africa. Where anglers targeting them can have fast and furious action once a shoal is located.

Fishing Methods

A superb species to target, the  Yellowfin Tuna needs to be fished for with either bait or by trolling lures. This is done by fishing off a boat as the water these fish inhabit is normally a long way offshore and deep. You will normally find the boats looking for pods of Dolphins as once these pods are found the Yellowfin are normally not very far behind. The fishing is mainly done with smaller lures that are trolled behind the boat, another method that works very well is to fish squid strips on a weighted rig whilst chumming smaller chunks around it.



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