NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A bluefin tuna weighing in at more than 364 pounds was caught by the passengers of a charter boat out of Newport Beach over the weekend.
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One of the passengers on Newport Landing’s recent two-day charter on the Thunderbird over the weekend caught a 364.5-pound bluefin tuna, according to Jessica Roame, education manager with Newport Landing. She says the catch is a personal record for the Thunderbird vessel and the largest tuna ever caught since theirs and Davey’s Locker boats began running fishing trips in 1958.READ MORE: FBI Raids Northridge Residence For Fraud Case
The “monster” tuna was caught off California within U.S. waters. The fish, a whopping 81 inches long and 61 inches wide, took angler Adonis Soriano 45 minutes to reel in, Roame said.MORE NEWS: 'Survivor 41' Episode 11 Recap: Do Or Die
That wasn’t the only giant tuna caught during the trip. On that one trip, Roame said the haul included seven tuna over 100 pounds, 4 tuna over 200 pounds, and one fat 60-pound yellowfin tuna.