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Top 10 Ports for Albacore

10 of the top ports for catching albacore

August 17, 2014
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Longfin Fever

Albacore seem to incite hysteria among anglers whenever they show up offshore. Al Mcglashan
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Albacore Tuna

Albacore grow in excess of 60 pounds, but a 25-pounder is considered decent size. Trolling accounts for most catches north of Morro Bay, California. Mike Mazur
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Albacore Migration Route

Albacore range from northern Baja California to Vancouver Island in summer and fall. Map illustration by Brenda Weaver
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Albie Lures

Swimbaits can work as well as live bait when albies respond to chum. Mike Mazur
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Legendary Launch Point

Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego, California, was built on a foundation of albacore action, as this tribute to passenger sport-fishing boat pioneer, the late Bill Poole, celebrates. Bill Boyce
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Albacore Action

Albacore often follow a fish hooked on the troll to the boat where chum holds the school while anglers enjoy wide-open action in a classic “jig stop”. Bill Boyce
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Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay, California, is one of the top ports for albacore. Kip Evans
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Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Harbor south of San Francisco is one of California’s top ports for albacore. Jim Wark
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Lovely Longfin

Albacore rank as the most crowd-pleasing of all tuna species. They are eager biters, fight hard, and offer delicious white-meat fillets. Bill Roecker
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Albacore Tactics

Skirted jigs are traditional trolling lures for albies. Cedar Plugs, deep-diving lure and swimbaits also produce. Mike Mazur
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Westport, Washington

Westport in Washington state is famous for albacore action. P.A. Lawrence
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