256 LB Big Eye Tuna on OBX 400 Jigging Rod

Report for this trip written by Sami:

For the past 3 years we've been trying to put a trip together to target Big eye tuna but with the lack of anglers & consistency it was hard to pull the trigger, Oregon Inlet yellow fin tuna bites was red hot this year with some mixed in Big Eye Tuna in between.
We checked the weather on Tuesday and made a phone call to set up the trip for Sunday, the excitement was on everybody's faces, the groups consist of Evan, Raymond, Paul, Heng, Fei and I.
We drove the night and was greeted by first mate George followed by Captain Ned at 4:15 AM
The Ocean was full of life, bait was all over the place and the presence of pilot whales can be seen everywhere, we started blind casting close to the whales and sure enough our lures got hammered by yellow fin tuna, our mission was to put a bend on the El Maestro with a descent size yellow fin tuna but all we got were the smaller fish, it seems like the big body of fish moved, the action start fading away, later in the morning Captain Ned marked a good concentration of fish on his fish finder, and they didn't seem like small fishes, Evan and I were next to each other jigging and the sound of the fish finder was going off like a disco party, I said to Evan it is going to happen and I shouted eat my jig, within a second Evan get slammed on the jig, Game on.
The first run was amazing and steady and all of a sudden it became very moderate giving you the feeling of a small fish, for a moment everybody though it is a small fish but seeing that initial run first I was sure it is a Big Eye and I told Evan right away it is a Big Eye, Evan gave his all with his new Saltywater Tackle OBX 400 that he just picked up before the trip, what a day to break in your new rod!
After 15 minutes battling Evan had to ask for help and I did not hesitate for a second, after another 5 minutes we saw the fish and I knew exactly what was going to happen, another run for deeper water, 10 minutes and the fish was at the boat side with the gaff stuck on its face, celebration beyond expectation, cheers and jubilation Woo Hoo, a fat 76 inch long with a 52 inch girth hit the deck, 256LB!!

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Author Jmichael Isbell (3 months)
This is sport fishing, or at least supposed to be---and you guys are young
and strong--you can see that. So, "taking turns" especially with the top
of the line tackle you have, is totally unsporting. If the fish "beats
you" break off, don't hand to your buddy, my Gosh. If you are not
interested in sport, why not just harpoon them, or long line them--this is
not cool. This creature is fighting for its very life, while you are going
home to have a beer--man up and let em go if you can't cut it.

Author Gary T (3 months)
Omg!..and WOW!..dream fishing trip, and a fish of a lifetime, you lucky
lucky ppl, ide like to think I could have played that fish half as well so
welldone I am v-gelouse :-) thanx4giving me nice dreams2night. Your

Author Sk'2500 (1 month)
I really hope you guys didn't throw it away after catching it.. I mean, imo
it would be a waste of time and a bigass beautiful tuna! That's a keeper
for sure! But some people do it as a sport I guess, even though I don't
understand it cause when I go fishing, whatever I catch (If it's a decent
size and edible) I keep it for some tasty meals.

Author Jorge Morales (17 days)
buske esas varas an amazon y no aparecen

Author Hunter Strait (6 days)
Truly amazing.

Author Jerry Collins (1 month)
Where I come from....we call that bait. I pulled a fish out of the water
last week so big that the lake fell a foot.........OK....only about 6

Author kane kure (1 month)
great work! If they brought this to Japan to sell , they would have
gotten at least $10K

Author akumous (2 months)
Watched a video and from since then youtube taints my page with a lot of
hunting videos; man killing animals/sea life for bait, sport, money, and
fun. Sadly, everyone is doing it and soon we are going to leave our sea
waters barren. We are eating every and anything from the ocean and that's
scary....soon they will be nothing left. 

Author walt c (16 days)
Definitely the biggest fish caught on a spinner reel. Good job! Next time gotta cut out the beating heart & bite it! Warrior spirit Kind!
(No Ka Oi)Aloha!

Author Jaba5567 (26 days)
sami you fucking beast :D

Author Jorge Morales (19 days)
creo q es un carrete shimano stella los mejores del mundo sin dudas

Author Bram G (1 month)
that fish is sure looking funny, did they let it go afterwards?

Author TheShade247 (10 days)
I know its a real fish, but at 8:00 looks kinda artificial

Author kevinyuni (5 days)
that's a beautiful fish.....nice

Author Pedro Martins (26 days)
I`ve passed around some big fish, not because i was tired, but to make my
trip mates have the pleasure of fighting some monsters. It`s a way everyone
can enjoy the thrill.

Author Bob Jeffery (1 month)
took way too long with that fish out of water. its even more tired than you
2 put together and it cant breathe until its put back in

Author Steven Van Eijk (10 days)
best sport in the world!

Author Fishing TV (12 days)
I like tuna fishing

Author Brian Cosgrove (19 days)
7 and a half minutes to see what I wanted gay

Author Mohamed Amirios (1 month)

Author Jerry Boy (4 months)
why they killing these beautiful Fishes .. shame really .. let them live
their lives 

Author vincent hawkins (1 month)
How deep where those fish you were marking? Big eye are amazing. I'm sure
you know that they spend most of the daylight hours hundreds to over a
thousand feet deep, periodically coming to the surface to warm up. Was
curious if you found a school that was hanging out close to the surface or
if you guys were really deep deep jigging .

Author Alkaf Yaacob (1 month)
Ohhh.... Subhanallah (Glory be to Allah). What a big fish. It's like
hitting the jackpot.

Author sanu vr (17 days)
u drop last one all so?......

Author Kurt Hoefig (4 months)
you couldn't pay me a million dollars to keep that fish

Author Ryan Pollock (2 months)

Author TkyoSam (4 months)
Holy crap! Amazing catch dude!!

Author viper2788 (2 months)
So many sensitive MFers... quit your bitching. Sick and tired of people
telling others how to live.

Author Javy Ruiz (5 months)
Dam i am getting old, i find this fascinating. When i was younger i didnt
care for fishing.

Author Kepri Fishing Club ( KFC ) (6 months)
event i saw negative comment below but for me this video teach me something
good about fishing technique, thanks a lot bro

Author faruk yetiş (2 months)
O tutup da saldığınız her balık oltayla beraber bi yerinize girsin. Ulan
şerefsizler zevk için hayvana bir ton çile çektiriyorsunuz!

Author Roshan Dahal (7 months)
poor thing :( 

Author Jmichael Isbell (3 months)
PS, next time why not let 3 or 4 guys "take turns", then you won't even
need to break a sweat--wouldn't that be cool????? Then you can all yell
"yeahhhhhhhhh" even louder, cause you will have more breath; you give
"sport fishing" a bad name guys.

Author JUSTACHIPN (4 months)
fkd up a good video with music lol wtf?

Author wilson 81 (5 months)
wow great catch guys...

Author Ricardas Zitkus (1 month)
Take a look at this video on YouTube:

Author MrSindreee (7 months)
is that stella at 2:05 ?

Author Steven Riddle (2 months)
music is way to loudddd

Author dhardman85 (6 months)
thats a lot of sushi 

Author Bram G (1 month)
this has got to be one of the funniest fish i've seen lol

Author straightuptripp (1 month)
song please?

Author Rodrigo Ponce (2 months)
wow, huge!, nice fish bro

Author Legend Fury (6 months)
what song is it for the beginning to the end? I love the beat. Please help.

Author stepan a (3 months)
Суперская рыбалка👍👍👍

Author weng5680 (2 months)
what is the name of the song ? please

Author Todd Johnson (3 months)
Awesome fish fuck the peeps that don't fish and fuck their hippy ass life
lol good catch 

Author Ricky Barratt (2 months)
hahah love the fail hand clap at 8:06

Author christian pangkey (2 months)
stela brapa itu kamret

Author doufernando1 (2 months)
OMFG is a gigant fish :O

Author ProPrederator Fisher (2 months)
stupid killers!!!

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