September 21, 2012
Possible World Record Yellowfin Tuna Landed Off Cabo San Lucas
By Chad Love
A California man fishing off the Mexico coast has landed a potential world-record yellowfin tuna.
From this story on worldfishingnetwork.com:
Guy Yocom of Dana Point, California brought in a monster yellowfin tuna that could very well be the new all-tackle IGFA world record. The fish – caught 180 miles offshore from Cabo San Lucas - was weighed on two different scales registering 427.5 pounds on one and 427 pounds on the other. IGFA representative Minerva Saenz was present for the weigh-in and has sent off the scales to be verified and checked for certification.
According to the story, Yocom's monster tuna will be a record regardless of which weight is certified, as either weight beats the current world record of 405 pounds, set in 2010.