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Ahi (Thunnus albacares)

The Ahi fish or Thunnus albacares is often called the Yellowfin Tuna. This species of Tuna grows to about 94" (239cm) and can weigh as much as 440lbs (200kg)! As you can imagine these impressive sizes make the Ahi a favorite trophy fish among fisherman. Once these saltwater monster are caught they are quite delicious as well.

These fish's dorsal fin and anal fin are a bright yellow which gives them their name the Yellowfin Tuna. The rest of their bodies are a blue color that turns to a silver on their bottom halfs. Due to recent overfishing and illegal fishing the numbers of these beautiful fish have dramatically dropped off. Like many of the fish in our oceans this species is now considered an endangered species.

Yellowfin Tuna can be caught by trolling with lures or just fishing with live bait while drifting. If using live bait, Pilchards, Mackerel, Redfish and Skipjack Tuna. You can check out the Ahi underwater in the video below.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic fish to eat... Love it love it love it!

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