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Watch: Largest Yellowfin Tuna Ever Has Been Caught

Patch contributor Phil Friedman, who writes a popular waterfront and fishing blog, posts that the giant catch that has anglers everywhere buzzing, but the weight is disputed. See for yourself.

So how big was it? 

Watching the attached YouTube video will tell you  more than words about this giant yellowfin tuna caught off Baja, California, and Phil Friedman Outdoors has the full story. He reported the weight as 445 pounds, and writes:

"Art Soriano drove all the way from Los Angeles with his three children to watch the weigh-in.

“'How often do you get to see history being made?'” he remarked to Friedman. “'What an awesome day.'” 

Other bloggers such as Pete Thomas report that local anglers and charter boat captains have been buzzing about it ever since that Dec. 3 weigh-in, which drew a crowd that chanted and cheered. But an updated weight, based on a 'tape' measure, puts the fish even heavier: 449 pounds.

What's the biggest fish you've ever caught? Tell us in comments.

Fred December 11, 2012 at 03:00 PM
5 ft 60 pound Dorado in sea of Cortez They fight almost as much as tuna .
Luis December 11, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I hope it goes to feed some people and not to hang on someone's wall.
dick December 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM
how do we know it wasnt filled with ballbearings or something to weight it down?
Al Gore December 12, 2012 at 01:50 AM
3 cases of cans.
richfore December 15, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Is that too big to be Sushi grade? Nice chunk of Christmas money, eh?

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