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Bluefin Tuna are Coming Back in San Diego

Bluefin Tuna Are Making a BIG Comeback

Worldwide, there are more than a dozen species of tuna such as ahi, yellowfin, and albacore. One species that can be found in San Diego’s Pacific waters include the Pacific bluefin. They are a highly migratory species so are generally only seen here in the summer months between late June and August when the MV Horizon and MV Malihini are on the hunt for them.

Characteristics of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna:

Average Length: 4 – 7 feet

Average Weight: 150 – 575 pounds

Lifespan: 15-20 years

Upward Trends in San Diego Bluefin Tuna Fishing

The last few years have been extra successful bluefin tuna fishing seasons in the San Diego area. With the first catches of the year starting almost two months early, many predict 2022 to be the best year in decades for bluefin tuna fishing.

Considered normally tough to catch, these “boat shy” fish have been making their way as close as 3 miles offshore which is normally unheard of. Additionally, it’s becoming more and more common to see larger-sized bluefin tuna. Fishers attribute the increase in numbers and size to the warming of the ocean off the California, this makes the area an ideal feeding ground for bluefin, book with us today and let’s go fishing this summer!

MV Horizon Liveaboard


MV Malihini