February 03, 2012
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.