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Cabo angler catches record breaking tuna

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An angler off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last week landed a 430-pound yellowfin tuna that might have become a new world record if it had been weighed on official IGFA scales.


Robert Ross, a local resident, caught the massive fish on a trip out of the remote Pisces Collection Lodge, on the Sea of Cortez. Ross fought the fish for a full two hours before landing it.


The lodge has not yet opened officially and does not yet have a certified scale, or cold storage. Nonetheless, the fish was weighed on a butcher’s scale at a nearby ranch where it registered an impressive 430lbs.


Although Ross suspected it may have been a record, he told Pisces Sportfishing general manager, Tracy Ehrenberg, that he had little choice but to fillet the tuna after weighing it. She responded by saying 'You just cut up your world record!”


Ross promised to call her next time before cutting anything up.


The International Game Fish Association lists as the all-tackle world record a 427-pound yellowfin tuna also caught off Cabo San Lucas, in 2012.

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