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Mystery 225lb Tuna?

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This is listed in the NJ skillful angler award thing.

What other tuna in our area gets over 200lbs

They list Bigeye, YFT and BFT.   What is the Tuna (other) ?

(is it a northern vs souther bluefin type thing?)

Saltwater Species
Species Adult
Weight (lbs)
Junior
Weight (lbs/oz)
Catch and Release (inches)
Black Sea Bass 4 3 20"
Striped Bass 40 36 42"
Black Drum 70 63 46"
Bluefish 18 16 33"
Cod 30 27 42"
Dolphin 30 27 n/a
Winter Flounder 2 1 lb 8 oz 16"
Fluke 8 7 27"
Kingfish 1 8 oz 13"
Mako Shark 250 225 n/a
Blue Marlin 400 360 n/a
White Marlin 60 54 n/a
Pollock 25 22 lbs 8 oz 41"
Tautog 8 7 22"
Albacore Tuna 50 45 n/a
Big Eye Tuna 200 180 n/a
Bluefin Tuna 500 450 n/a
Yellowfin Tuna 120 108 n/a
Tuna (other) 250 225 n/a
Weakfish 10 9 30"

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Blackfin don't get anywhere near that 250 lb. limit.  True albacore top out around 80 lbs., and the other tunoid (?) fish like skipjack aren't anywhere close to that. "Allison" is, AFAIK, a synonym for yellowfin.

 

Maybe a reference to Bill Parcells, the Big Tuna?  ;)

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19 mins ago, libertyminded said:

Dog Toothed?

I was thinking that.  But figured if that were the case shouldn't red drum and sword fish be on the list?

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Since dogtoothed tuna are strictly Indo-pacific, and in tropical water only, they'd have to wander quite a way to get here. 

 

What this list suggests is that it was drafted by non-fishermen. No consultation with anglers or biologists needed, we know what we're doing!

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I think Allison is the answer, although people call a yellow fin over a 100lbs an Allison I think it is distinct sub-species of yellow fin

 

Just googled it... there are actually 4 sub species of Yellowfin

Northern Atlantic

Allison (FLA and Caribbean)

Pacific

 little silver 

what did people do before google ???

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18 hours ago, BrianBM said:

 

What this list suggests is that it was drafted by non-fishermen. No consultation with anglers or biologists needed, we know what we're doing!

I think that's the real answer.

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