Albacore Tuna

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Albacore Tuna are called ‘Thunnus Alalunga’ scientifically , AKA longfin tuna, Albie, Pigfish, Pacific Albacore, German’,
The most distinguishing feature of this member of the tuna and mackerel family is its very long pectoral fins that reach to a point beyond the anal fin.

They are very good eating and are considered white meat tuna. The only other white meat tuna is the blackfin tuna. It has more omega-3 fatty acids than any other tuna. It is preferred in steak form or tuna salad. It is not considered for sushi or sashimi.

The world record albacore is 88lb 2oz caught in the Canary Islands.

They like warm water, especially over 62 degrees.

When using live bait out of San Francisco, you drop your livie down to about 60ft of water and then if you see your line move or your line goes slack, set the hook! The fish seem to thrive along this line.

Sea mounts and high spots that push up the bait into balls is a sure bet for finding albacore. Troll any tuna lures at 8 knots on the surface or weighted tuna lures just under the surface works excellent. Colors of green and black, purple and black, and pink are the most favorable
.Deep dropping of baits during times that the fish are not near the surface can produce some good results and large fish. When the hook-up occurs let the first fish take line and continue trolling to allow multiple hook ups. Good luck and screaming reels.

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