Offshore 412 pound BFT!! Wow!

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A couple friends of mine sent me pictures of it being weighed at the green pier....absolute SLUG! Then I saw this post from Fisherman's on their Instagram. It's so cool that we have 400+ pound BFT's in the So Cal Bight!
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    Thats a massive beast!
     
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    Holy shit! Any details on how long that pig took to reel in?
     
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    Mack's-Magic

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    That fish CRUSHES the current California state record! (Even though we all know dozens of BFT's caught this year beat the record)!


    tuna, bluefin Species information Thunnus orientalis245 lbs 0 oz 43 Fathom BankSan Diego
    8/14/2016​
    Correia, John E.Ocean AnglingLure
     
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    Mack's-Magic

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    I thought those rules only applied to IGFA records. Does the State of California require the same strict rules for state records?
     
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    Mack's-Magic

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    I just found the answer to my own question....seems like using the rail isn't a problem though!

    RULES: 1. To qualify for a saltwater angling record you are required to have a current California saltwater fishing license, or be under 16 years of age. In addition, you must adhere to all fishing regulations. 2. The act of persons other than the angler touching any part of the rod, reel, or line either bodily or with any device, from the time a fish strikes or takes the bait or lure, until the fish is landed, or in giving any aid is prohibited. 3. Shooting or harpooning the fish at any stage of the catch is prohibited. 4. Your application must be submitted within one year of the date of catch. 5. An International Game Fish Association application may not be submitted in place of the California Saltwater Angling Record Verification form. 6. Only the species found on the sport angling record list (see Fishing and Diving Records section on CDFW website) can be turned in as a new record. Any species not on the list will not be accepted. 7. In order to defeat a record, the fish must exceed the current record by at least one ounce. A catch that matches the weight of an existing record or exceeds the weight by less than one ounce will be considered a tie.
     
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    Anyone feel free to correct me on the details, but some 5 and 600lb fish were netted off of the yellow banks in the 80's. Bigger fish still waiting out there.


    I believe there was one fish over 1000 lbs...
     
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    Anyone feel free to correct me on the details, but some 5 and 600lb fish were netted off of the yellow banks in the 80's. Bigger fish still waiting out there.


    Yes but not off Yellow Banks farther out maybe backside of Cruz.
     
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    The rail came into play I’m sure. They didn’t have it in the rod holder. They had 2 fish going . Even when angler is using a belt/harness when the fish gets close it’s nearly impossible to maneuver around bow pulpit etc. When that much drag is being applied.
     
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