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Old 01-01-2012, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The body shape sure looks like a tuna, but I've never seen one with those kind of markings and small fins. From the Intrepid website, caught on the first day of fishing of an 11 day trip.


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Old 01-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a Little Tunny. Euthynnus alletteratus is the latin name. Another common name would be False Albacore.

They are found thoughout the topical oceans of the world but I think they are way more common in the atlantic/carribean than in the eastern pacific.
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That is the Pacific version of the Little Tunny and is called the Kawakawa. It is very similar to the Atlantic version but with slight variations in the markings and dorsal fins.
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That is the Pacific version of the Little Tunny and is called the Kawakawa. It is very similar to the Atlantic version but with slight variations in the markings and dorsal fins.
The book I have shows them as the same species but is obviouly outdates. The Pacific version (Kawakawa) is Euthynnus affinis.
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Try this:

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is a false albacore. I used to catch them while surf fishing during September and October in New Jersey. We carried small diamond jigs like ava 007's and cast to breaking schools that came within range. They are good fighting fish, but taste horrible! I remember one morning I had them on every cast while surf fishing for striped bass. Looks like they are having a great trip.

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Thanks guys.
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Thanks guys.
I was just going to ask about that......but have been distracted by some nonsense on another thread. A false Albi....cool. thanks.... bob........

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Not by personal experience, but I've been told that there is no better sashimi than from a Kawakawa. Anybody?
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Not by personal experience, but I've been told that there is no better sashimi than from a Kawakawa. Anybody?

They are awful tasting fish. Extremely bloody. Good Mako bait..but that is about it.
Nobody keeps them on the East Coast.
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