Yellowfin Tuna


The Yellowfin tuna is among the larger tuna species, reaching weights over 180 kg (400 lb), but is significantly smaller than the Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tunas, and slightly smaller than the bigeye tuna and the southern bluefin tuna. Yellowfin tuna are epipelagic fish that inhabit the mixed surface layer of the ocean above the thermocline. They are capable of diving to considerable depths. Although mainly found in deep offshore waters, Yellowfin tuna may approach shore when suitable conditions exist. Yellowfin tuna often travel in schools with similarly sized companions. They are highly migratory and are found throughout the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Yellowfin Tuna Become a Reality

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.


As a global warm water saltwater species, they are available at a number of lodges we represent internationally from Panama to Mexico to Australia.  


Most are caught on conventional gear, but they are a terrific fly rod species if you can find schools of fish less than 40 pounds. They are often working bait balls. With some chumming, you can often keep the fish around the boat and free cast and hook into these monsters. When they dive, they are very difficult to lift. We suggest heavy tackle -- 12 to 14-weight rods with fighting grips. We suggest large arbor super high quality saltwater reels with great drag systems. A slow sink or sink tip line works well since they are often under the surface a bit.


We suggest anchovy patterns and other bait fish imitations. Tandem rigges flies work well. When they are  crashing bait on the surface, saltwater poppers work well too.  

Ask The Expert


Specializes in all sporting programs across the company.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in South America, Mexico, and Iceland fishing programs.

Department Manager

Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Belize, Cabo San Lucas and American West fishing programs.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Bahamas, Belize, Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.

UK Managing Director


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