Tuna Fishing Guides And Tuna Charters

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     Albacore tuna is one of the most sought after fish around the world, both commercially and recreationally. In the United States they are managed federally by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in cooperation with state fish and wildlife agencies.

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     To avoid overfishing albacore, NMFS and the State Department work through international management forums to regulate tuna fisheries. To help keep albacore from becoming overfished, NMFS must work with international agencies in regulating or capping tuna catches in the U.S. The United States is a member of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) which is composed of 15 countries who have banded together to make recommendations for the conservation of tunas and other HMS.

Oregon Coast Tuna Fishing Charters

     Albacore are found around the world in warm temperate waters and can migrate thousands of miles each year. Albacore tuna can live up to 12 years and mature at around five years. Spawning occurs in tropical and subtropical waters. The female casts her eggs in open waters and then the male fertilizes the eggs. It is thought that the developing tuna spend their first year of life in the general area the female scattered the eggs and then they move closer to shore, maybe off of Japan or other islands, where they can spend time foraging. Juvenile albacore feed primarily on squid. As an albacore ages it feeds less on squid and more on fish such as saury, lanternfish, or rockfish. Albacore off Washington and Oregon feed primarily on saury and northern anchovy.

Albacore Tuna Fishing

     Description: Pectoral fin extremely long extends well beyond front of anal fin except in specimens under about 1 foot. Usually 7-9 dorsal fins, 7-8 anal fins. Liver striated on ventral surface. 25-31 gill rakers on 1st arch. Dark blue above; shading to silvery white below. 1st dorsal fin deep yellow, 2nd dorsal and anal fins light yellow. Anal finlets dark. Caudal fin white-edged.

Size: To 4 feet (137 cm)

Range/Habitat: Worldwide in temperate seas; rare in tropics; Alaska to Revillagigedo Island (Mexico). Open seas and clear water; seldom close to shore.

Source: Pacific Coast Fishes

Tuna Fishing Guides and charter boats or charters charter boats catch Tuna off the Pacific Coast in the Pacific Ocean. Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington are near great Tuna Fishing in the Northwest. Washington Tuna fishing guides and Oregon Tuna fishing guides know the area so they catch more fresh Tuna.

With the warm weather patterns we are on now looking to continue and the water temps in the Columbia River already slightly above average, and the snow pack being low I can only foresee a very good Tuna season. We are in a El Nino year which means we get a southerly flow of water in the ocean and it brings up warmer water from the South earlier in the year and lots of fish. The last time we had an El Nino year there were a few reports guys getting Dorado, A couple of Marlin were reported and some of the other Tuna species such as Yellowfin Tuna and Bigeye tuna were reported.


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Tuna fishing charter trips off the Oregon coast are very popular. Tuna is a hard fighting fish and once we run into a school of Tuna the action is fast and frantic. the real bonus is the taste as these are some of the best tasting fish in the Pacific Ocean. Many people have said they prefer the taste of Tuna over Halibut.

Andrea K Charters offers Tuna Fishing Trips at Garibaldi Fishing Charters