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California Fishing Saltwater

Possible World Record Yellowfin Caught

by Dylan Polk   |  February 3rd, 2012 6
Yellowfin tuna

Photo courtesy of Eric Huff

A California angler has landed what could be a world record yellowfin tuna.

According to the Belmont Shore-Naples Patch, fisher Ron Tegland reeled in an estimated 432.4-pound tuna Tuesday from his yacht, Tenacious, off the coast of Puerta Vallerta, Mexico.

If the weight is confirmed, it would be the largest yellowfin tuna ever caught, and only the second to exceed 400 pounds. The current world record yellowfin weighed 405 pounds and was caught by Mike Livingston on Nov. 30, 2010, in Magdalena Bay, Baja Sur, Mexico, according to the International Game Fish Association.

The Patch reported that Tenacious is sailing to San Jose to have the fish weighed on a certified scale.

  • Barney

    That is a big fish……

  • MP Crosson

    I wonder what it fetched at market.

  • Wendy Tochihara

    Congratulations Ron!!! Congratulations to Eric's Tackle and Izorline fishing line too!!!!

  • MoHunter

    …and I thought my 275lb Yellow fin off Costa Rica was big, what a haul! I also bet it took at least 3 hrs to haul in…

  • Matt

    HOLY COW BATMAN,THAT'S NO JOKER!
    congrats, wow what a feeling that must be.whoohoo.

  • Jorge Prieto

    official weight was 427.5 pounds but it was not a record (the angler was assisted by one of the crew members and that was considered an "asisted catch") …. that was bad…

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