Fisherman likely shatters Virginia’s bluefin record with 708-pound catch

Fisherman likely shatters Virginia’s bluefin record with 708-pound catch

A fisherman in Virginia has captured the largest bluefin tuna ever caught in the state. Jake Hiles is awaiting final certification after reeling in a 708-pound bluefin tuna off the coast of Virginia Beach early on Sunday morning. A previous record was for a 606 pounds tuna.

Kathy
Kathy
Rhokanth
Rhokanth 4 months

Imagine all the tuna salad sandwiches.

CoLpOeSnED
CoLpOeSnED 4 months

And he couldn't have done it without his ol' grand dad's wooden rod 😭 nearby

porcus
porcus 4 months

That fish could be worth around $1.8 million in Japan. Or more. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-year-japan-tuna-auction/tuna-sells-for-1-8-million-in-first-tokyo-auction-of-2020-second-highest-ever-idUSKBN1Z4060

Darknimbus3
Darknimbus3 4 months

Dayum!! Nice!

America
America 4 months

The green hornet strikes again!!!

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 4 months

That's one wicked tuna!

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 4 months

Still half the size of the world record blue fin caught. Only reason I know this is google. Slow news day?

fish
fish 4 months

Fishing...

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 4 months

Always wondered how they fit that whole fish in that little can.

riheg
riheg 4 months

What’s their conservation status? I’d be important to know if we should cheer or protest a crime

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