As the new year approaches, we here at Game & Fish have taken the liberty of compiling 11 of the biggest fishing headlines from the last year. Like many years past, we’ve kind of seen it all. Strange French catfish trying to stalk pigeons, world records being set and even the loss and recovery of a prosthetic limb out on the big blue sea. We’ve seen new products and innovations, and we’ve also taken a moment of silence after losing a legend in the fishing community. For the good, the bad and the just plain strange, check out our list of the 11 biggest fishing headlines of 2012.
Another yellowfin is being considered as a new world record. Guy Yocom of Dana Point, Calif., caught his 421.5 pound yellowfin off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The fish was 88 ½ inches long and 64 inches in girth. It was caught on a Mustad hook and properly recorded during the Mustad Hook-a-Million contest.