Bluefin vs Yellowfin

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by papio, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. papio

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    I have yet to hook a bluefin and hope to soon. I've tangle with yellowfins and large eyes and was wondering between a bft and a yft of comparable size which would be a more stubborn fighter?
     
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  2. JFLORES

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    IMO, it would be Bluefin:)
     

  3. bulllred

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    It depends, are you on a stationary boat or on a boat that chases after the fish? That is the question.
     
  4. gman

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    Its hard to really say. I will tell you the hardest fighting tuna I have ever faced off against is a large yellowfin off Puerto Vallarta, the really oxygen rich waters make those fish absolute demons.

    Bluefins in deep water are a brute to fight as well. I think each fish is different
     
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  5. ksong

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    It is generally believed that bluefin has more stamina than yellowfin. Most fishermen on the East Coast agree that bluefin fight better and longer than yellowfin for the same size. They say the fins of bluefin are designed for swinning long distance and has more stamina for long fight.
    But like Glenn said, fishermen who fought cow off Mexico never hesitate that big yft there fight harder than any other species of tuna.
     
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  6. Capt. Dom

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    Hands down, Bluefin.

    Size for size, the bluefin as more fighting power. Take these BFT from the cape and tangle with them out in the canyons, and youll see what I mean.

    You cannot compare a fight in thousands of feet of oxygen enriched water to something that occurs in a few hundred feet of inshore water.

    If these bluefin ever decided to vacation in PV, the yellowfin would become the understudy in a hurry.

    Large eyeballs fight harder than yellowfin too, if you ask me.
     
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  7. gman

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    if blackfin got that big both the bluefin and yellowfin would be an understudy as well
     
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  8. rhale

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    if blackfin got that big both the bluefin and yellowfin would be an understudy as well

    you aint kiddin.....
     
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  9. Capt. Dom

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    if blackfin got that big both the bluefin and yellowfin would be an understudy as well

    No kidding, but imagine if Skippies got that big....pound for pound the hardest fighting tuna of them all!!! LOL
     
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  10. gman

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    No kidding, but imagine if Skippies got that big....pound for pound the hardest fighting tuna of them all!!! LOL


    I never ever want any piece of a skippy that big LMAO
     
  11. papio

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    Thanks guys. I agree about the blackfins would put other tunas to shame. Now skippies...don't want to even think about it. Awesome fish.
     
  12. Sea Bear

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    While blackfin and skipjack may seemingly fight harder pound for pound than there larger bluefin and yellowfin brethren, remember that if you are comparing pound for pound you are comparing an ADULT blackfin/skipjack vs. a JUVENILE bluefin and yellowfin, hence why they may seem stronger pound for pound IMHO. It's like comparing a full grow man they may weight 150lbs vs a kid who weights 150lbs while they are still growing. Something about being more fully grown and mature that just adds some strength that can't otherwise be matched. I don't beleive it's a simple equation of size of fish is proportional to strength of fight and that you can extropolate what a "100lb blackfin" might fight like. If those fish grew bigger everything would be changed. When you add into the equation the age of fish, recent diet, recent migration distances traveled, oxygen content of water, depth of water, temperature of water, boat anchored/chasing fish, so many variables it's essentially impossible to answer this question. I've caught 50lb yellowfin that fought like wimps and 50lb bluefin that were stubborn for their size but I still wouldn't feel right reaching any conclusion.
     
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  13. longgar

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    While blackfin and skipjack may seemingly fight harder pound for pound than there larger bluefin and yellowfin brethren, remember that if you are comparing pound for pound you are comparing an ADULT blackfin/skipjack vs. a JUVENILE bluefin and yellowfin, hence why they may seem stronger pound for pound IMHO. It's like comparing a full grow man they may weight 150lbs vs a kid who weights 150lbs while they are still growing. Something about being more fully grown and mature that just adds some strength that can't otherwise be matched. I don't beleive it's a simple equation of size of fish is proportional to strength of fight and that you can extropolate what a "100lb blackfin" might fight like. If those fish grew bigger everything would be changed. When you add into the equation the age of fish, recent diet, recent migration distances traveled, oxygen content of water, depth of water, temperature of water, boat anchored/chasing fish, so many variables it's essentially impossible to answer this question. I've caught 50lb yellowfin that fought like wimps and 50lb bluefin that were stubborn for their size but I still wouldn't feel right reaching any conclusion.



    Here here, intelligently stated ol-chap. I concur whole heartedly.
     
  14. longgar

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    For the record, I don't really talk like that.. I'm just a little hung over and I'm feeling silly.
     
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  15. Enoch

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    lmfao longar
     
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  16. TheSwab

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    I think a yellowfin about the same size as a bluefin, would drag a bluefin backwards any day of the week.

    Yellowfin are ferocius fighters and have faster, harder, back breaking runs.
     
  17. Al Mud

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    Any updates ten years later? Never caught a bluefin but will definitely state that pound for pound yft is the strongest fish I ever caught including marlin and sailfish. During the first few minutes, a Cubera may compare but only in the beginning.