There are many types of tuna anglers target along the Gulf — Bluefin, Blackfin, Bigeye and the most popular, Yellowfin. 

This cold-blooded delicacy is one of the fastest swimmers in the Gulf. The yellowfin tuna has a metallic, deep-blue back with a yellow ridged band extending down its back.

  • Average size: Yellowfin are the among the largest of the species and can easily reach well over 100 pounds, often reach over 200 pounds and can tip the scales at 400 pounds.
  • Habitat: Tuna may be found around oil platforms or near floating debris and vegetation in the open ocean.
  • Limits: The current limit on Yellowfin is 3 daily per angler with a minimum total length of 27 inches.