The Yellowfin Tuna is a highly sought after marine gamefish as a result of its excellent tasting meat
and sporting battle it gives on rod and reel.
Yellowfin can be distinguished by their farily long pectoral fin, brilliant yellow finlets, and longer
than average second dorsal and anal fins.
The species has 25-34 gillrakers and the ventral surface of the liver is smooth.
Yellowfin are a popular species for offshore anglers from June through October in the offshore canyons.
An occassional small (football-sized) fish will be caught inshore of 20 fathoms, but this the exception.
Yellowfin are taken by trolling a spread of artificial lures as well as by chunking.