Newport Albacore Tuna Fishing Trips!
Take a Tuna fishing trip with Yaquina Bay Charters as we pursue bountiful limit catches of 25 tuna per person. All sport fishing rods are used when trolling for Tuna and light tackle rods to cast and jig for the fish during the later part of the season. No hand lines are used.
Yaquina Bay Charters values a great fishing experience for all those aboard our Tuna trips; which is why we limit them to only 10 people. This assures our fisherman maximum fish time and a comfortable boat that is never crowded. The Crackerjack and Gracie K are some of the fastest boats in the fleet. Faster cruise speed means longer range and more fishing time. Hop aboard one of our boats and you won’t be disappointed.
The tuna arrive on the Oregon coast off Newport when water temperatures warm up in the summer months, a perfect time to plan your vacation to Newport and the Oregon coast. Albacore Tuna are able to strike your fishing line at speeds of 60 miles per hour and make for an enjoyable fishing experience.
While most people are accustomed to eating tuna as a sandwich spread and most get theirs canned for that purpose, there is nothing tastier than the Albacore Tuna loin for bar-b-que grilling. If you like smoked products, Albacore Tuna is one of the tastiest of the smoked fish products.
Yaquina Bay Charters schedules 12 hour trips.
Please call for Reservations
YAQUINA BAY CHARTERS
1000 S.E. BAY Blvd
NEWPORT, OR 97365
1-866-465-6801 or (541)265-6800 or Fill out the Online Contact Form
Albacore Tuna Facts
Use as Food: The taste of the albacore tuna is loved and desired all over the world. Like most tuna, it has a rich, fishy taste with a flaky, beef-like texture. It is also highly nutritious, being loaded with the most omega-3 fatty acids per pound than any other tuna species. Most people eat tuna either in the form of tuna steaks or tuna salad. It is not the best tuna you can get for sashimi due to its lack of a nice, firm body when it is raw. But as a steak, or in tuna salad, albacore tuna is fantastic – hence its popularity. When cooked, the raw, pink meat will turn an off-white in color. Albacore tuna is also the only type of tuna that can legally be called ‘white meat tuna’, because it is the highest grade of tuna you can find.
Nutrition: As mentioned above, albacore tuna is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients are anti-inflammatory agents that help your body. Albacore tuna also contains plenty of protein, vitamin A, selenium, vitamin B12, and niacin, which are all vital for your health. This makes albacore tuna a healthy choice for a meal. Try shredded albacore on wheat bread with relish for a delicious sandwich.
Size and Color: Tuna are often confused by many with sardines, in that people think tuna are small and puny. This is not the case. Tuna are actually quite large compared to many other types of fish in the sea, and can really put up a fight with fishermen trying to reel them in. Albacore tuna can grow up to 100 pounds (45 kg), but usually average around 20 lbs or so (9 kg). They can also get up to 4-6 feet long.
You can tell an albacore from other tuna by looking at its color in addition to its size and shape. These tuna will have a back that is dark blue, with sides and bellies that are silver-white in color. This is distinguishable from the yellowfin and bluefin, which have distinctively colored fins.
Environment: Like most tuna, albacore tuna live primarily in the Pacific Ocean. They prefer warmer waters and are usually fished for in the summer months when the south winds bring up the warm water from California and Mexico.