- Top Record:
- 88 lbs. 2 oz.
- Albacore are mostly caught trolling or casting live bait. Jigs and lures can also be effective when fishing the slide after a jig strike.
Albacore, also called longfin, is in the tuna family and is the only tuna allowed to be marketed as "white meat tuna" in the United States. They are a highly migratory pelagic fish that hunt for food in the open ocean. Albacore feed on fin bait, like anchovies, but unlike other tunas they make a large part of their diet with squid. Their defining characteristics are a set of extremely long pectoral fins and a dark back with a silver-blue color on the sides.