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427-Pound Tuna Approved
As World Record

San Diego Union-Tribune, by Ed Zieralski

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Posted By:PLPointer67, 12/22/2012 6:56:03 PM

It was the Year of the Big Tuna in sportfishing, so it’s appropriate that 2012 end with the International Game Fish Association approving the 427-pound yellowfin caught in September by Dana Point’s Guy Yocom as the new all-tackle world record. The IGFA announced that the giant tuna Yocom caught while fishing on his boat, El Suertudo (The Lucky One), approximately 100 miles off Cabo San Lucas, is the new standard for yellowfin. Yocom’s catch broke the record of 405.2 pounds set in 2010 by Mike Livingston of Sunland aboard Mike Lackey’s boat, the Vagabond, out of Point Loma Sportfishing.

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Gotta see the picture! Plus a local San Diegan recently caught a 445-pound yellowfin, but had to surrender the rod to the captain on two occasions, so was disqualified.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/22/2012 7:53:09 PM     (No. 9079924)

I hooked up with a 12 lb. yellowfin one Father´s Day when we took our boat out off Point Loma. I´d been given a funky rod with only two eyelets so the thing bent double. No one expected me to hook up. Boy, do they fight! I cannot imagine working with a huge fish like this one.

(Sweet side of story: I caught the only fish that day.)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman, 12/22/2012 9:02:22 PM     (No. 9079964)

Those fish are serious bruisers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/22/2012 9:26:42 PM     (No. 9079984)

I love tuna fish on a bagel with a slice of cheese on top. Gonna need a bigger bagel.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 12/22/2012 9:32:26 PM     (No. 9079988)

Charlie!
This thing musta been like landing a suma wrestler!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/22/2012 10:51:40 PM     (No. 9080039)

That will make a lot of tuna salad. The Bug Ta-huna.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/22/2012 10:51:46 PM     (No. 9080040)

Apparently this tuna was not taking Michelle Obama´s dietary advice.

Bad tuna. Bad tuna!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/22/2012 10:55:39 PM     (No. 9080049)

#1, are you sure that the 12 pounder wasn´t a YellowTAIL? Off Point Loma is pretty far north for Yellowfin, but it happens.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: beancounter, 12/22/2012 11:07:48 PM     (No. 9080066)

That´s a lot of sushi.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: avikingman, 12/22/2012 11:23:36 PM     (No. 9080076)

I have never understood killing the best of the breed.

Seems to me like your terminating the "golden goose" so to speak.

And what´s so great about outsmarting a fish?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/23/2012 4:18:09 AM     (No. 9080188)

Japan will pay about two years of its GDP for that tuna.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chumley, 12/23/2012 5:40:14 AM     (No. 9080224)

I saw that one last week riding an electric scooter and wearing stretch pants in Wal-Mart.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bob913, 12/23/2012 10:50:21 AM     (No. 9080596)

Sorry Charlie
You gut caught

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stymie82, 12/23/2012 12:26:25 PM     (No. 9080724)

How are they going to get it into one of those little cans?

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