Potential World Record Bigeye Tuna from Galapagos

At 357 Pounds, This Galapagos Bigeye Could be the New 50-pound Line Class World Record Bigeye Tuna

While the Galapagos waters are more known for their resident population of striped marlin, you never know what you might find in this angling El Dorado. Capt. Braden Escobar and his crew on Big Fish had seen 10 days of slick-calm water, but the marlin bite had slowed down to a trickle (by Galapagos standards anyway).

“The crew decided to shake it up a bit”

On February 13, the crew decided to shake it up a bit and run 50 miles to Floreana Island. Fishing just three miles offshore around an area known as the Post Office the crew was hoping to spot a big blue marlin, which are known to lurk around these waters.

Potential World Record Bigeye Tuna