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yel·low·tail

 (yĕl′ō-tāl′)
n.
1. Any of several large marine fishes of the genus Seriola having a yellowish tail, especially S. lalandi of subtropical waters worldwide, which is a popular game fish in coastal waters of southern California and Mexico.
2. Any of several other fishes having a yellowish tail, such as the yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea), the yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus), and the North American silver perch.

yellowtail

(ˈjɛləʊˌteɪl)
n, pl -tails or -tail
1. (Animals) a carangid game fish, Seriola dorsalis, of coastal waters of S California and Mexico, having a yellow tail fin
2. (Animals) any of various similar fishes
3. (Animals) Also called: yellowtail moth another name for goldtail moth
4. (Animals) Austral another name for yellowtail kingfish

yel•low•tail

(ˈyɛl oʊˌteɪl)

n., pl. -tails, (esp. collectively) -tail.
1. a game fish, Seriola lalandei, of California.
2. Also called yel′lowtail snap′per. a small West Indian snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus.
3. any of several other fishes with a yellow tail fin.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellowtail - superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tailyellowtail - superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail
snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
2.yellowtail - game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail finyellowtail - game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin
jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
genus Seriola, Seriola - a genus of Carangidae
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"I will chum if I am fishing for yellowtails. But here's the catch, there are way more sharks and 'cudas there, so be ready to pull your chum out for a while.
This project was funded by a grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (Research Project for Development of low-cost and stable production technology for promoting the export of cultured yellowtails).
David Milne used yellowtails from a lower Tyne estuary jetty to take a nice cod of 9lb 6oz.
Expecting little, on only his second cast Billy's pennell rig, baited with a yellowtails and whiteworm, was taken by a fish.
He told the Daily Post they were fishing for red snapper and yellowtails off Tavernier on Key Largo in the Florida Keys.
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"April through June, into July, are best to catch the big yellowtails. I like cloudy days, or low light conditions, like late in the day.
This admixture profile could be explained by migration events, which are common in yellowtails (Gillanders et al., 2001).
Caption: John Novakand son Jackfishing the reef at a 45-foot depth in Islamorada came up with some solid yellowtails.
I haven't mentioned mangrove snappers yet because normally they don't bite till way after dark and in many cases they spawn on different reefs and depths than the yellowtails. I like small pieces of ballyhoo, Spanish sardines, threadfin herring, and strips of squid or silver sides for bait for the yellowtails.
Using the same rig, he and Alex each landed several nice yellowtails.