Our prized local California Yellowtail, the true fishermans fish of the west coast. Larger specimens in the winter and quality numbers in the summer. Pound for pound champ of the fight, great tasting and rad color patterns.
This Fork Tail yellowtail print is a great wall piece for SoCal or Baja Fisherman. An awesome head profile of this big fish swimming through. Eyes give way to a peircing gold and vibrant blue undertones set to a simple light blue background.
Original created in acrylic, spray and posca.
Printed with high quality archival ink
Acid free heavy weight paper
Size is fit to standard frames
Please note: frames are NOT included
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California yellowtail, scientifically known as Seriola dorsalis, is a popular and prized fish species found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, particularly along the coast of California. Also known as yellowtail amberjack or yellowtail kingfish, it is highly regarded by anglers and seafood enthusiasts for its delicious flavor and firm, succulent flesh.
The California yellowtail belongs to the jack family (Carangidae) and is characterized by its sleek, elongated body and vibrant yellow tail, which gives it its common name. It can grow to impressive sizes, with adults reaching lengths of up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) and weighing over 40 pounds (18 kilograms).
This species is known for its strong swimming abilities and is often found in open waters near kelp beds, rocky reefs, and offshore islands. It is a highly migratory fish that undertakes extensive seasonal movements, often moving northward during warmer months and returning to southern waters in the colder months.
California yellowtail is a prized target for recreational anglers due to its powerful fighting ability and delectable taste. It is commonly sought after through sportfishing methods such as trolling, live bait fishing, and using artificial lures. The thrill of hooking a yellowtail and the challenge of reeling it in make it a favorite among anglers of all skill levels.
In addition to its popularity among sport fishermen, California yellowtail is also highly regarded in the culinary world. Its meat is firm, lean, and flavorful, with a mild, slightly sweet taste. It is often enjoyed as sashimi or sushi, where its delicate flavor and buttery texture shine. Yellowtail is also delicious when grilled, baked, or pan-seared, making it a versatile choice for various recipes.
Sustainable fishing practices are crucial to ensuring the long-term viability of California yellowtail populations. Strict regulations and catch limits are in place to protect the species and maintain healthy stocks. By adhering to these guidelines, anglers and seafood lovers can continue to enjoy the bounty of California yellowtail while preserving the species for future generations to appreciate.