New All Tackle World Record Tuna Caught Off of Cabo

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  1. Pisces_Fleet

    Pisces_Fleet Newbie

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    New All Tackle World Record Tuna Caught Off of Cabo - exlusive interview with the angler

    "El Suertudo" is the perfect name for the 61 ft Viking, that belongs to Guy Yocom from Dana Point, California and Guy is the lucky angler that hauled in a monster yellow fin tuna, which looks to be a shoo in for a new all tackle world record, the fish was weighed on two different scales and registered 421.5 and 427 lbs - the scale belonging to the boat was sent off verify that it is correct and to have the certification checked. Nevertheless either of these weights would make it a new world record. Guy a contractor by trade, is also a hard core angler who knows what he is doing and along with his crew, headed up by Captain Greg DiStefano from San Clemente, went out precisely on a mission to land a large tuna. "El Suertudo" left Cabo on satuday around noon and according to Guy "we headed out looking for schools of porpoise, each time we found them we would postion the boat in front of the school and bait fish with the kites, using "bolitos" and dead flyfishing, when that didn't work we switched to drifting with chunk baits". They ended up 180 miles due south of Cabo and landed a 200 lb tuna on Monday as well as some smaller fish. It was around 10.45 am on Tuesday, September 18th though, as they were drifting with chunk bait that the monster fish, broke from the deep and Guy got his hook up. Being an experienced angler he worked the fish like a pro and had the yellow fin to the boat and gaffed by the crew in 55 minutes. They started to head back after the fish was in the boat, knowing they had an exceptional catch, reaching Cabo at 8.00 am today, Wednesday. Guy sounded exhausted but excited when we reached him by phone earlier today when asked what his previous record for tuna was he said "two hundred and twelve pounds is my previous record, but my son did get a 350 lb'er on the boat last month". The tackle used was 100 lb test line, with a Shimano Tiagra reel, chunk bait with a mustad hook, which might just make this catch eligible for the Mustad $1,000,000.00 competition which offers registered anglers a chance to win a million dollars if they can catch a certified all tackle world record before September 30th. Way to go guys and great for Cabo, shows that we still have the best fishing in the world.

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    Guy Yocom from Dana Point, Ca poses with what is unofficially a new all tackle world record yellow fin tuna. Weight has to be verfied between 421.5 and 427 lbs and could be worth $1,000,000.00 in the Mustad Hook a Million Contest a worldwide competition.

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    Its always down to team work shown here from left to right are Dave Poling, Daniel Alvarez, Oswaldo, Guy Yocom,Pepe de la Pena, Todd Clarke, and Captain Greg DiStefano
     
  2. jaydawg77

    jaydawg77 Hi.

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    NICE WORK BOYS!
     
  3. captainpound

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    PCH El Nino 2015!!!!!!

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    That's one lucky Guy! A world record tuna and a million bucks for it! Not to shabby.
     
  6. saravonshep

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  7. reellady

    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    Ausome FISH
     
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    Awesome catch!!!!!:hali_olutta:
     
  10. NESSIE HUNTER

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  11. renegademike

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    We were running out this morning and I see this Viking running in at around 7:00am from way offshore and I am wondering "what the heck is this guy doing"
    What a toad of a fish. Great to see allot of hard work pay off for a great Crew. Congrats Guys you all deserve it.

    Caught on a Shimano reel. Need I say More.
     
  12. landlok'd

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    AWESOME fish!! and very cool for the record to come to Cabo:)
    MIke, ya shoulda been on that one man...!
     
  13. Fish4Brains

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    Love it! Nicely done!
     
  14. Fat Guy

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    Well done Guy(s)!!!

    Capt Greg is a friend of mine and I saw him at dinner the other night and we talked fishing a bit. I told him that I had gotten a few big BFT this summer, and he said, "What's big?" I sheepishly said 42-45lb and he promptly showed me some pictures of a couple of YFT 250+ models and it quickly reminded me who I was talking to....
     
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    WOW!!!!!!! This is absolutely awesome and truly amazing for the sportfishing community. That is such a massive fish and shocked it was a short fight. A huge congratulations to the crew for finding the fish and making it happen. Another congratulations to the crew for not touching the line, rod or reel during the fight....so easy to just try to help and screw it all up. Good job guys!!!!
     
  16. reellady

    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    A lot easier to do than rail fishing, with the captain backing down and a beautiful chair to sit in and have someone behind you moving the chair to follow the fish. So jealous........wish I could have done it....the ultimate fish experience of a lifetime. These captains are a rare breed to be able to spot and find fish like that. Cudos to the entire crew...........
     
  17. Hebby

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    Congrats! Hopefully he registered and the Mustad money comes in too. Catch of a lifetime.
     
  18. ?? fisherman

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    I could be wrong, but the fish in question is said to have been caught on stand-up gear, with the angler using a black magic fighting belt like in the video below....... which I'm digging on that myself!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-5I_ObXFjw[/ame]

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
  19. ?? fisherman

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    Bent Butt vs Straight Butt fishing rod

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mb-0clS-H4[/ame]

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
  20. doncatfish

    doncatfish Well-Known "Member"

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    Only 55 minutes to land that beast!!!??? Congratulations on the catch of the decade!
     

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