Lone albie caught amongst yellowfin. Most on board didn't even know what it was.
Fun read.Lone albie caught amongst yellowfin. Most on board didn't even know what it was.
The tail trailing edge is the first thing I look at and again I see spots.Fin too short for a albi IMO.Tom
It's just.... it's just an albacore. Like, what? It's an albacore! I feel like I'm in bizarro landI’m sorry, I’m going against a few long range experts opinion, but I’m calling it an albacore, not a bigeye. Wrong body shape for big eye IMO.
Used to be at the start of albacore season, we would catch smaller grade albacore. I remember seeing the spots.
Yeah BET look like tiny YFT when they're peanuts, then go through a brief phase of looking albacore-adjacent in the 20-40 lb rangeI'm not a LR expert. There are a few on this thread. And having not been there. I do trust the IDrs and the fishes body length and thickness looks albacore
Only caught a hundred or so albacore including a few (tombos) so I was told. Compared to some on this thread that have caught thousands. Which were late season at the Cortez for the tombos. Those fish had allot of purple and were very weak. Backed drag off so fish would take line so it could be fought longer.
I was looking at the yellow on the fin and the marbling. And thinking the BET had not grown into its wings yet.
Here are some fresh albie peanuts with the same body style as the RS fish. BET are stumpy and maybe more triangular anal and dorsal fins. But I don't recall albacore having distinct yellow in their 2nd dorsal fin at the docks or on the boat and I looked back on a collection of albacore pics.
But the body looks albacore like these fish
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Small BET just iced for a day
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