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  • Nov 20, 2017
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    always bigger in Texas.

    A Texas fisherman has broken state records with his impressive bluefin tuna catch, weighing in at a whopping 876 pounds and 121 inches long.

    Troy Lancaster, a 50-year-old angler from Port Aransas, Texas, snagged the massive fish back in mid-April, according to a report from The Houston Chronicle. After spending nine hours trying to net the fish and several more weeks waiting on official state analysis, The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed that it was the largest tuna fish caught in the state.


    "When the fish got on the deck of the boat, it was like killing a big trophy deer," Lancaster told the outlet. "There was absolutely no ground shrinkage."

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  • Jul 24, 2017
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    "Net the fish"? Would love to see pics of the meat! "Wicked tuna" I'll give you $9.00 a pound! Would love to hear more details-a true beast!
     
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    dsl

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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    "Net the fish"? Would love to see pics of the meat! "Wicked tuna" I'll give you $9.00 a pound! Would love to hear more details-a true beast!
    Just passing on some new's, I saw.
     
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    AKSalmon

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  • Jul 15, 2006
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    I thought keeping BFT in the Gulf of Mexico was prohibited to protect spawning fish. Please correct me if this is not true!
     
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    Tunahead

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  • Aug 11, 2006
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    NOT SO FAST That's a big Bluefin, but NETTED? LOL
    Gonna need A LOT OF POPCORN to hear this one

    Biggest Bluefin Ever Caught on Rod and Reel is
    Newport Beach's Ken Fraser off Nova Scotia in 1979. 1496lbs
    standup with a fighting belt/harness rig...amongst several commercial tuna boats hooked up/fishing.
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    pacificscout

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  • Jul 28, 2012
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    I thought keeping BFT in the Gulf of Mexico was prohibited to protect spawning fish. Please correct me if this is not true!
    Copied from Newsweek article I read yesterday.

    "Congratulations on that monster, that would make Wicked Tuna jealous," one man commented. One even joked that he himself needs to make a trip out to Texas to catch a fish like Lancaster.

    Several even hinted what a challenge it must have been to catch the fish given federal laws preventing tuna fishing in the Gulf. According to KXXV, however, accidental tuna catches reported within 24 hours, like Lancaster's, are allowed so long as the fisherman holds a valid trophy-class fish permit.







     
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    irob2

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    Sep 26, 2010
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    NOT SO FAST That's a big Bluefin, but NETTED? LOL

    Biggest Bluefin Ever Caught on Rod and Reel is
    Newport Beach's Ken Fraser off Nova Scotia in 1979. 1496lbs
    standup with a fighting belt/harness rig...amongst several commercial tuna boats hooked up/fishing.
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    They said state record for Texas not nova Scotia
     
    Tunahead
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    Fully aware he said that....but they're a LOT
    bigger in Nova Scotia, than Texas FYI. I SAID AND SHOWED THE BIGGEST BLUEFIN EVER CAUGHT ON ROD AND REEL STAND UP. NOT ROD IN HOLDER. LOL
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    kevina

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  • Sep 10, 2006
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    NOT SO FAST That's a big Bluefin, but NETTED? LOL
    Gonna need A LOT OF POPCORN to hear this one

    Biggest Bluefin Ever Caught on Rod and Reel is
    Newport Beach's Ken Fraser off Nova Scotia in 1979. 1496lbs
    standup with a fighting belt/harness rig...amongst several commercial tuna boats hooked up/fishing.
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    How can you stand up fishing with a belt and harness when that rod is designed for a chair, Am I missing something that's not s stand up rod or a rail rod??? If true that had to be pretty uncomfortable, Even if you could do it with that rod he's holding. I would tend to believe that rod inside a gimbal belt would be point toward the deck????
     
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    Tunahead

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  • Aug 11, 2006
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    How can you stand up fishing with a belt and harness when that rod is designed for a chair, Am I missing something that's not s stand up rod or a rail rod??? If true that had to be pretty uncomfortable, Even if you could do it with that rod he's holding. I would tend to believe that rod inside a gimbal belt would be point toward the deck????
    NICE SPOT!
    Could be...never noticed at the bottom. Some records post different versions on Google. Only noted one big Bluefin from same. Wonder if the 9hr Texas fish was
    rod in holder, or electric reel? Plus "netting" it? Fishy LOL
     
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