The numerous blackfin will keep you busy between the bruiser yellowfins
in Knoxville, Tennessee, began releasing yellowfins
into the Tellico River, Tennessee.
Also as of Friday, 73,114 yellowfins
had been boated.
For the next three months parties will be making regular runs out of the three inlets as the yellowfins
continue to be reliable through the summer.
Speaking of yellowfins
, Cerritos angler Corrigan hooked her 304-1/4-pounder - the women's all-tackle record - while furiously trying to avoid hooking a tiger shark.
I can still remember pulling the Dos Amigos into Walkers Cay with her boxes full of yellowfins
up to 110 pounds, only to learn ice was $1.
A smattering of yellowfins
and dorado have also been caught in the last week off Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz islands.
But visually confirming large tunas busting on the surface is a surefire way to have a solid chance at catching nice yellowfins
Three of the most popular places to look for yellowfins
and the birds that follow them are east of Port Canaveral between 70 and 120 miles offshore; between Walkers Cay and the "corner" north of Matanilla Shoal; and throughout the Northwest Providence Channel between Port Lucaya and Bimini around "Tuna Canyon" and "Tuna City.
Some years, those summertime yellowfins
stray toward the western side of the Gulf Stream.
People catch yellowfin
tuna year-round in that stretch of water, north of Matanilla Reef, and east almost to Walkers Cay (See "Strike Zone for Yellowfins
" on p.
Commercial pressure, fickle currents, and catastrophes of our own making (oil spills) may conspire to keep those fat yellowfins
tantalizingly out of reach--and the mighty bluefin skidding toward extinction.