The Yellowfin Tuna – One of the toughest infamous fighting fish of the Western Cape, South Africa. The mighty Yellowfin Tuna, are mostly found off the Southern Cape Coast of South Africa during warmer summer months, although still caught during cooler months.
They are easily recognisable by their colours (mostly brighter shades of yellow and blue) standing out, shape and long sickles on their anal and dorsal sides of their body.
Yellowfin tuna usually travel in schools with similarly sized fish of the same species. They do sometimes school with other tuna fish species and smaller mixed schools yellowfin tuna and regularly with the skipjack tuna in the mix.
Weather patters, ocean currents, wind, water clarity, availability of baitfish and ocean temperatures determine where the Yellowfin Tuna swim and for how long. They can generally be found between 20 – 50 nautical miles off shore.