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Record ~ 88Lbs 2oz.
Caught in the Canary Islands Nov. 19, 1977 By Siegfried Dickemann
name ~ Thunnus Alalunga
names ~ Longfin Tuna, long finned Tunny, Longfin, Albie, True
Albacore, Ahi Pahala
~ The Albacore has a long pectoral fins that reach to a point beyond the
anal fin. They have small finlets that are on the back and the belly
that are located between the anal fin and the tail. The albacore is dark
blue to greenish blue along the back and is silvery white along the
belly. The dorsal fins are yellowish.
~ The average weight for an Albacore Tuna is between 10 Lbs and 25 Lbs.
They can grow to 5 feet in length.
~ Albacore Tuna favor tropical, subtropical, and temperate waters from
60F to 66F. The albacore prefers deep, wide open waters. It is a
schooling, migratory fish that feeds in the open waters. Albacore tuna
spawn between July and October along the west coast of North America and
in the mid Pacific Ocean in the southern hemisphere during the summer
Habits ~ The Albacore's diet consists of fish, squid, and
crustaceans. The Albacore feeds in schools which can include members of
other Tuna families. They can be found around floating objects such as
sargassum. Albacore feed from the middle depths to the surface but feed
more at the surface than at depths.
Albacore is a excellent light tackle gamefish.