So what ever happened to the albacore?

tunanorth

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They retired and moved to Oregon for tax reasons.



Yup, Oregon and Washington have had record runs of albacore for the past couple of years.
several dozen bluefin, along with a handful of yellowtail and dorado have been mixed in with their counts up there too.
As soon as the weather co-operates, they will be at it again this year.
 
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BiggestT

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The Pacific Warm Blob has sent them up the way of the Washi Googans for our entertainment.
 
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Yup, Oregon and Washington have had record runs of albacore for the past couple of years.
several dozen bluefin, along with a handful of yellowtail and dorado have been mixed in with their counts up there too.
As soon as the weather co-operates, they will be at it again this year.
Steve good luck on your trip, I hope you slay them, I've been telling a friend to jump on your
trip for a few months, and he didn't listen, . you need to post what he is missing out on.
 
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vegasandre

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I remember catching Bluefin/Yellowfin and Bigeye at the Coronado Islands in 84. 84 was probably the best season ive ever seen.

I remember this from last week. With the exception of Bigeye-yet
 
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Even though its an el nino year I have this feeling that that warm water off the NW is gonna nudge the albis south this year.
I predict good albi fishing soon.:)
me n ch alb trip to the 43.JPG


South of the 43 in 04
 
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pura vida

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They are still there....that is up North in Washington. I got tired of waiting for them down So and trailer-ed to Washington and had a ball.
 
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Tombo, meh, I'd rather catch mahi and take a shot at a Ono.
 
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I think Star-Kist canned them all
I do a little bit of work with the boats that fish for Star-Kist in the Western Pacific (American Samoa). I was blown away that the Purse Seiners take is about 95% skipjack in that area (Chunk Light) with a few YFT & BET mixed in. The Albacore come off the very deep fishing smaller long line boats in the area.
 
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Its funny because i remember Albacore was all we could get on 1/1.5 day boats that i was on for a few years in a row. Telling myself i miss the other species. I won the 91 oceans shootout tournament on the horizon and we were on a school of giant bigeye right off the coast of ensenada. Maybe 4 miles out.

Its been many years since ive heard about Tuna being caught right off the coast of so cal. I think we are in for a crazy few years of fishing.

Wouldn't be surprised if the Loch Ness monster showed up in SD Bay.
Goddamn loch ness monster!
gdlochness.jpg
 
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jer dog

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I do a little bit of work with the boats that fish for Star-Kist in the Western Pacific (American Samoa). I was blown away that the Purse Seiners take is about 95% skipjack in that area (Chunk Light) with a few YFT & BET mixed in. The Albacore come off the very deep fishing smaller long line boats in the area.
I know that is was a joke, that is why I only been eating my own canned Tuna for the last 30 plus years
 
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