Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

December 14, 2012

Don’t touch my fishing rod, here’s why!

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 6:24 am

The IGFA yellowfin record would have fallen off of the  coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, if only a deckhand wouldn’t have taken the reel for a little bit.

The anglers and crew aboard the Journeyman landed a 427.9-pound yellowfin on Thursday, April 12. This is 22 pounds bigger than the record.

“Yes, this fish is not going to be a world record because I touched the rod while Robert  fought the fish,”  said the captain who was handling deck duties. “We never thought this fish was going to go over 400-pounds.”

IGFA rules stipulate that the fish must be landed by one angler without assistance from anyone else. So, technically, this won’t be a record, but it’s definitely a tuna for the books

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