species highlight yellowfin tuna

Species Highlight: Yellowfin Tuna

The Yellowfin Tuna is one of the open ocean’s fastest and strongest predators, providing anglers all over the world a challenging and fulfilling target. Reaching weights of at least 190 kg and lengths of nearly 2 m, the Yellowfin Tuna is a large species that will eat just about anything that it can swallow. It is also one of the tastiest fish around so catching one is also a gastronomical treat for all on board.

Learn more about this wonderful species by reading on below.


The Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) is highly heralded as one of the top species to target on rod and reel. With a beautiful yellow and blue coloration on its back matched to a superior streamlined torpedo body profile they are both pretty and extremely fast. Yellowfin Tuna use their hydrodynamic shape to its full potential when you are hooked onto one offering us adrenaline junkies a blistering run and challenging fight.

Vanuatu’s yellowfin tuna


The Yellowfin Tuna can be found worldwide especially in tropical waters. Vanuatu’s Yellowfin Tuna population is extremely healthy and finding them is a welcome respite when the bite slows down. These tuna move around a lot and are quite hard to locate at first, but with the help of our feathery winged friends we can spot them from a fair distance and are almost always feeding on the surface.

Fishing yellowfin tuna


Trolled baits and lures work effectively and have been the most used technique since who remembers when. But with modern high quality spinning tackle, targeting them with topwater outfits using stickbaits and poppers have risen to the top of the technique popularity index. Heart stopping hits on the surface won’t be soon forgotten thus anglers cast plugs to feeding tuna time and time again.

Although they sound and spook easily, a careful and stealthy approach by an experienced guide and skipper will bring you to casting range more often than not. Don’t jump the gun though. Wait for the go signal and target the outer perimeter of the feeding zone to prevent spooking the school. Casting in the middle of the feeding frenzy will surely get you tight, but will more than likely cause the rest of the school to dive deep and move.

yellowfin tuna at oceanblue fishing


Contact our booking and reservations team to find out when is the best time to visit Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures and Trees and Fishes Resort to hook up to blue water speedsters and have fresh as you can get sashimi. The guides and crew will keep an eye out for bird action at all times to get you your “maguro” feast.

If you are looking for a true sport fishing company that offers you more than just a Vanuatu fishing adventure, look no further than Ocean Blue Fishing. Call us now at (AU) 1300 564 616 or at (INTL) +61 436 020322 or you may also contact us through our website at https://oceanbluefishing.com/enquire

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