Yellowfin Tuna Photos
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yellowfin tuna photo - 225 lbs - Hannibal Bank, Panama, Coiba Adventureyellowfin tuna photo - 225 lbs - Hannibal Bank, Panama, Coiba Adventure

Pictured at left are Jim Chambers (left) and Capt. Tom Yust straining to bring aboard a 225-lb. yellowfin fought by Pat Grotto (right photo, far left) on the famed Hannibal Bank (a submerged mountain) near Isla de Coiba on Panama's Pacific coast.� In the center picture are Capt. Tom Yust (left), mate Porky Pomares and fellow angler Jim Chambers (r).�� This big yellowfin was caught on a great trip in May 2000 with Capt. Yust, owner and operator of Coiba Adventure.  That trip was featured in a story in Sport Fishing Magazine entitled "Pacific Panama's Personal Side."  It was written by Editor-in-Chief, Doug Olander (pictured below with a roosterfish), and published in its December 2000 issue.� Incidentally, to record the event for the article, Olander got in a kayak to take these photos.  Many of his other photos from our trip are presented on the excellent Coiba Adventure website.� Also see our black marlin photo section for pictures of the 400-pounder we got the next morning at Hannibal Bank.�

photo of Coiba Adventure's home base, former Club Pacifico, Isla de Coiba, Panama

photo of young yellowfin tuna

"Bait-size" yellowfin that would be irresistible to a big yellowfin like that above or any of Hannibal Bank's much larger black marlin or blue marlin.
Above, the famous Club Pacifico on the Isla de Coiba - now the base camp for Coiba Adventure.� This pristine island (30 mi. long by 15 mi. wide) is covered in tropical rainforest.� Both it and the surrounding marine ecosystems (Hannibal Bank is about 15 miles offshore) are completely unspoiled and their living resources untouched.� All the region's fish populations appear to be extremely healthy.� See Coiba Adventure's website for more details.� I give this destination my highest rating.
photo of roosterfish - Coiba Adventure, Panama
photo of huge yellowfin tuna

Roosterfish are abundant along Coiba's wave-washed beaches.� Pictured above are Sport Fishing Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Doug Olander (left) and Capt. Tom Yust (right), owner/operator of Coiba Adventure