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CostaSportFish.com fun facts about yellowfin tuna fishing in Costa Rica:

Yellow Fin and Big Eye Tuna over 200# and up to 300# are caught in Cost Rica every year and at the right time of year

Many anglers believe that large yellowfin are, pound for pound, the fastest and strongest of all big game tunas

Today, yellowfin tuna are a major sport fish pursued by sports fishermen in many parts of the world

The body of the yellow-fin tuna is tapered at both ends and appears conical: like an American football

The color on their backs ranges from a dark blue or brown to yellow

Tuna feed on squid, crustaceans and various juvenile fishes

Large yellowfin prey on smaller members of the tuna family such as frigate mackerel and skipjack tuna

Tuna have incredible power and bursts of speed produced by their crescent shaped tails

Tuna generally travel in large schools, often with dolphins and most often are hooked up when jigging

Big tuna are four years old or older with the biggest fish being over 10 years old

Yellow Fin and Big Eye Tuna over 200# and up to 300# are caught in Cost Rica every year and at the right time of year

The 30 to 60 pounders are pretty dependable with the 100-150’s always close by

yellow -fin is one fish that you want to take back to the resort for the chef to prepare that evening

Yellow-fin tuna can be found anywhere in the Pacific Ocean from Peru to California

Tuna typically like waters between 74 and 82 degrees

Yellow-fin are found along the Pacific Coast and even out in the Caribbean Sea

yellow-fin can be caught year round with the best months being from May to October, Peak months are June — August

Tuna are one of the game fish that have better numbers in the green season, or low season

The vast majority of the tuna caught in Costa Rica are ‘footballs’ ranging from 8-20 pounds

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