ellow- fin tuna weighing 424.6 LBS was caught today off Loreto

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  1. Baja Bytes

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    424 LB MONSTER TUNA


    MONSTER TUNA OFF OF LORETO

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    A huge yellow- fin tuna weighing 424.6 LBS was caught today off Loreto aboard Robert Ross’s 37 Boston Whaler Rampage, by angler Jorge Lazo from Tijuana, who happens to be Ross’ son-in-law. Robert wowed the fishing world last year after catching a 430 LB tuna in May, which would have surpassed the world record of 427 LBS if it had not been filleted. Determined not to be caught out again, Robert invested in a certified scale which registered todays fish just 3 LBS shy of the current all tackle world record. The fish took Jorge just one hour and forty-five minutes to boat on 50 LB test stand up, after taking a live mackerel.

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    This was not the only fish caught: yesterday Jorge Lazo landed a beautiful 319 LB tuna on 60 LBS test that took him two and a half hours to land after taking some chunked squid. Well done Jorge, that's 746 LBS of tuna in two days with two fish!

    One day earlier, Robert himself landed a respectable 267 LBS tuna and told us of two amberjacks over 70 LBS.

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    For those of you who have ever dreamed of catching a giant yellow fin tuna, now may be time to head to the Loreto area to experience the incredible tuna bite with Captain Robert – but move fast those fish won’t stick around too long. Contact us for more information.


    Author: Tracy Ehrenberg
    Date Published: 1/9/2018
     
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    Wow! all the way up there. Incredible.
     
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    WHAT A BEAST! Too cool! LOL
     
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    What's got these big tuna that far up the gulf? I remember schoolies in the fall in years past...

     
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    Gary normally just posts reports and goes not answer questions.

    As far as the bigger YFT that far up the Sea of Cortez is not that strange, the issue is getting to them. In the past the Jose Torres had some very nice catches of large YFT south of the Loreto area. Most often they are caught in a area that is too far for most pangas and many cruisers to get to out of Loreto to target them. My father lives 17 miles south of town and he will not make the 50 mile run (one way) to just start in the area to look for those larger fish.

    Robert Ross has his operation many miles closer to those fish and to the area known as "off the shelf" where the sea floor drops off very deep and the boats to get there. In other places in Mexico the larger fish are targeted off high spots but in this area one is looking for the deepest water. When you get to that area it is all about finding bird schools, bait balls or crashing fish and not covering some high spots. This area is vast and it makes it harder to find those big YFT. Good for him and it seems like they are getting some huge fish...but only a few are caught every year.

    For me I only need one...lol

    Edit: Also when those large fish are around is the same time the north winds blow making it much more difficult to reach out that far.
     
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