Yellow- 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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  2. RockyGizmo

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    So jealous... all Tuna I’ve ever caught don’t weigh 400 lbs.
    Nice pics; great story... thanks for sharing.
     
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    Damn! Those guys know how to get it done. But fishing in that area is still a scratchy deal for big YFT.
     
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    Is that an Accurate BV2 800?
     
  5. Bill W

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    Awesome, wonder if DNA can trace where these fish are from?
     
  6. Baja Bytes

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    Yes, Confirmed by Jay
     
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    Yes it is!
     
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    YFT off Loreto in January? Usually all they have is wind and some yellowtail.
     
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    Awesome accomplishment even considering the advantage of using a smaller moving platform (that can move with the fish) and just one angler fishing on that platform. Have always contented that you can pull pretty hard on 50lb/60lb line especially if the leader was Izor which actually breaks at 35%+ higher than stated pound test.

    Wonder what the Mexican environmentalists will think about these "trophy" YFT pics posted here on BD?

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  10. gecsr1

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    wow big fucker for sure...
     
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    Looks like another option for the Long Range fleet.
     
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    That's a big tuna. Loreto, who knew?
     
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    damn gotta make you wonder if there are 500 pounders lurking out there
     
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    We get a few every year!
     
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    There is YFT here every year!
     
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    They are definitely out here. We have hooked up to some monsters. Just need to put the time in and they will come for sure.
     
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    Are those bullet holes? Cuz I know that ain’t a gaff hole in the center cut!
    Great Goodness that’s a Giant
     
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    Jay,

    Would be nice to have a week or two to fish your area each winter. Oops! I do. May have to head your way next winter if they keep closing the outside spots to the LR fleet.

    Cheers,
     
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    WHAT A BEAST....off Loreto, on a Mack per WON I think? LOL
     
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    The two largest were caught by Lazo on an Accurate Valiant BV2-800 reel loaded with 50-pound P-Line, 100-pound Hi-Seas fluorocarbon leader with a Mustad 6/0 hook on a Seeker rod with live mackerel. The largest tuna weighed 424.6 pounds, topping the current IGFA record of 385-pounds, 12 ounces by a click less than 40 pounds. Lazo’s second tuna weighed 319 pounds -- a two-day fish total for both the angler and his Accurate Valiant BV2-800 of 743.6-pounds.
     
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    I believe you are referring to the 400 lbr. they caught last year on a Mak 15.
     
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    Come on down buddy we are here all year!
     
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