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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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Comments:

Author Gary T (1 month)
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
welcome.

Author Sk'2500 (23 hours)
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 Jmichael Isbell (2 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 kane kure (9 hours)
great work! If they brought this to Japan to sell , they would have
gotten at least $10K

Author Jerry Collins (10 days)
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
inches.

Author akumous (1 month)
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 Bob Jeffery (9 days)
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 Mohamed Amirios (13 days)
Immense!!!

Author Alkaf Yaacob (6 days)
Ohhh.... Subhanallah (Glory be to Allah). What a big fish. It's like
hitting the jackpot.

Author vincent hawkins (9 days)
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 Jerry Boy (3 months)
why they killing these beautiful Fishes .. shame really .. let them live
their lives 

Author viper2788 (22 days)
So many sensitive MFers... quit your bitching. Sick and tired of people
telling others how to live.

Author Ryan Pollock (1 month)
THATS FUCKING GIGANTIC

Author TkyoSam (3 months)
Holy crap! Amazing catch dude!!

Author straightuptripp (1 day)
song please?

Author Brandon Davis (7 months)
The ocean is scary. Even more scary that we know more about space than the
ocean.

Author faruk yetiş (1 month)
O tutup da saldığınız her balık oltayla beraber bi yerinize girsin. Ulan
şerefsizler zevk için hayvana bir ton çile çektiriyorsunuz!

Author Steven Riddle (25 days)
music is way to loudddd

Author Kepri Fishing Club ( KFC ) (4 months)
event i saw negative comment below but for me this video teach me something
good about fishing technique, thanks a lot bro

Author Jmichael Isbell (2 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 (2 months)
fkd up a good video with music lol wtf?

Author wilson 81 (4 months)
wow great catch guys...

Author MrSindreee (5 months)
is that stella at 2:05 ?

Author dhardman85 (4 months)
thats a lot of sushi 

Author Rodrigo Ponce (1 month)
wow, huge!, nice fish bro

Author christian pangkey (21 day)
stela brapa itu kamret

Author stepan a (1 month)
Суперская рыбалка👍👍👍

Author Legend Fury (5 months)
what song is it for the beginning to the end? I love the beat. Please help.

Author doufernando1 (29 days)
OMFG is a gigant fish :O

Author weng5680 (1 month)
what is the name of the song ? please

Author AmirAfghan (1 month)
FAKE fish, it was not alive. hahahha

Author Ricky Barratt (1 month)
hahah love the fail hand clap at 8:06

Author Todd Johnson (2 months)
Awesome fish fuck the peeps that don't fish and fuck their hippy ass life
lol good catch 

Author ProPrederator Fisher (1 month)
stupid killers!!!

Author 이건철 (13 days)
대단해요, , , , 

Author davetheconcaverave (5 months)
i didn't like the hooking in the fish's eye.

Author Kerlander RK (2 months)
u guys re bunch of loosers

Author weng5680 (1 month)
achei o nome da musica e Phon.o - Schn33 

Author Todd Johnson (2 months)
Too bad there wasn't a season to fish for libral shit bags I would have my
bag limit


Author Brandon Traynor (3 months)
i would rather lose a fish than let someone else take over... but that's
just me.

Author Kurt Hoefig (2 months)
you couldn't pay me a million dollars to keep that fish

Author dennis stallings (3 months)
WELL DONE FISHING AND VIDEO !!!

Author Okli Stefanov (1 month)
1kg =9 euro

Author 440418hoho (2 months)
256 LB Big Eye Tuna on OBX 400 Jigging Rod

Author DefLeppard247 (3 months)
Hope you released it

Author hailama defries (3 months)
I was waiting for the pole for break 

Author JohAsp97 (3 months)
That's a big fishy

Author ivan R (4 months)
oh my god that is huge i am surprised the fishing rod did not snap
#win
#omg 

Author Javy Ruiz (4 months)
Dam i am getting old, i find this fascinating. When i was younger i didnt
care for fishing.

Author Neoaculus (3 months)
Was the kept or released?

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