Please Sign In

Please enter a valid username and password
  • Log in with Facebook
» Not a member? Take a moment to register
» Forgot Username or Password

Why Register?
Signing up could earn you gear (click here to learn how)! It also keeps offensive content off our site.

Lone Angler Lands 987 lb. Bermuda-Record Bluefin, Despite The Sharks

Lone Angler Lands 987 lb. Bermuda-Record Bluefin, Despite The Sharks

cutlineintro

Comments (18)

Top Rated
All Comments
from Ron Wagner wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

WOW! Every fisherman's dream!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ron Wagner wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

I wonder if the Bullhead Sharks in the Mississippi get this big.

-1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Brian D Fletcher wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Now that thayahs a lotta sammiches

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from teresahallbrigg... wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

you must be really disappointed that that shark bit of the tail. that would have been even more "sammiches"

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from vasportsman wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Interesting to see how scarred and old this fish is, awesome catch

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from JakeT_little.Racks wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

DAAAMMNN.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from jbird wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Awesome! I wonder what he would've weighed with his tail.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Boiler02 wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Wow! That is a hell of a fish!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Too bad for the tuna. Obviously you couldn't release tis fish but I do wonder when catch and release will catch on with these guys out after tuna, marlin, and large sharks.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from plinkster wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

make the sammiches and then buy a longer boat or better yet put it in your kids college fund

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from mexhunter wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

how about sharing that "tune and modification" you made to your crankbait?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bassmasterking wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

By Tune he probably means adjusting the eyelet that the line adjusts to for a better wobble. It also appears that by modify he meant replacing the trebels with single shank, oversized hooks. At least thats what I gained from picture 17

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from mcboyzz567 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

WOW that looks like a BIG BBQ to me!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tre Arnold wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

That is amazing. The coolest part would have to be seeing the sharks go after it while you are bringing it up.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tre Arnold wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

That is amazing. The coolest part would have to be seeing the sharks go after it while you are bringing it up.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from jmshackelfo@aol.com wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

what do you think it weighed before the shark took off the bottom half?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Gary Devine wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

I watched the new television show called Wicked Tuna. These guys are catching monster blue fin tuna 157 miles out. I never new they harpoon them when they near the boat. They tie a rope on the tuna's tail and hoist them onto the boat. Sharks don't have a chance in hell to get to their monster. They said they can get five thousand dollars for a fish that big. Hey, another great show from National Geographic.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Marine ATC wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Very impressive. On my last deep sea trip out of San Diego the same thing happened to a guy on my boat... only it wasn't sharks... it was a sea lion!

0 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment

from Ron Wagner wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

WOW! Every fisherman's dream!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Brian D Fletcher wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Now that thayahs a lotta sammiches

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from teresahallbrigg... wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

you must be really disappointed that that shark bit of the tail. that would have been even more "sammiches"

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from mexhunter wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

how about sharing that "tune and modification" you made to your crankbait?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from vasportsman wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Interesting to see how scarred and old this fish is, awesome catch

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from JakeT_little.Racks wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

DAAAMMNN.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from jbird wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Awesome! I wonder what he would've weighed with his tail.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Boiler02 wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Wow! That is a hell of a fish!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Too bad for the tuna. Obviously you couldn't release tis fish but I do wonder when catch and release will catch on with these guys out after tuna, marlin, and large sharks.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from plinkster wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

make the sammiches and then buy a longer boat or better yet put it in your kids college fund

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bassmasterking wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

By Tune he probably means adjusting the eyelet that the line adjusts to for a better wobble. It also appears that by modify he meant replacing the trebels with single shank, oversized hooks. At least thats what I gained from picture 17

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from mcboyzz567 wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

WOW that looks like a BIG BBQ to me!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tre Arnold wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

That is amazing. The coolest part would have to be seeing the sharks go after it while you are bringing it up.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tre Arnold wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

That is amazing. The coolest part would have to be seeing the sharks go after it while you are bringing it up.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from jmshackelfo@aol.com wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

what do you think it weighed before the shark took off the bottom half?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Gary Devine wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

I watched the new television show called Wicked Tuna. These guys are catching monster blue fin tuna 157 miles out. I never new they harpoon them when they near the boat. They tie a rope on the tuna's tail and hoist them onto the boat. Sharks don't have a chance in hell to get to their monster. They said they can get five thousand dollars for a fish that big. Hey, another great show from National Geographic.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Marine ATC wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Very impressive. On my last deep sea trip out of San Diego the same thing happened to a guy on my boat... only it wasn't sharks... it was a sea lion!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ron Wagner wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

I wonder if the Bullhead Sharks in the Mississippi get this big.

-1 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment

1 of 17

Additional Info

A lone angler, far offshore. A giant fish, bigger than anything he'd ever hooked. And sharks. No, this isn’t the setting for "The Old Man and the Sea." It's the all-too-real situation 61-year-old Andrew Card found himself in earlier this month when, fishing alone some 30 miles off the coast of Bermuda, Card hooked an incredible 1,000 pound bluefin tuna, only to see his catch ravaged by sharks before he could boat it.

When Card managed to finally get the giant fish in the boat, it still weighed a scale-bottoming 987 pounds. The massive fish beat the old Bermuda record of 782 lbs., which happened to be caught by...Andrew Card. Here's how he did it.