JULY 17th - CONGRATS TO THE f/v BUNNY CLARK CREW IN LANDING A 365 lb BLUEFIN TUNA

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JULY 17th - CONGRATS TO THE f/v BUNNY CLARK CREW IN LANDING A 365 lb BLUEFIN TUNA

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:20 pm

Caught on today's offshore trip on the fishing vessel BUNNY CLARK in MAINE, a 'JIGGED' 365lb BLUEFIN TUNA was landed! An incredible fishing achievement.... Way to go!

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Re: JULY 17th - CONGRATS TO THE f/v BUNNY CLARK CREW IN LANDING A 365 lb BLUEFIN TUNA

Postby NMSBob » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:04 am

Thats an incredible ctach aboard the Bunny Clark, I believe the previous best jig caught tuna on the boat was 207 lbs.

Here are the details I know.
Fish was caught with an eight foot Merv rod from surfland using a Baha special reel with 65 lb spectra and 50 lb jinkai leader I believe.
Jig was a plain 16 oz Lav jig with chartruese tube.
The fish was to the boat in 26 minutes after hich it screwed to the bottom and died. Toatal fight time was 31 minutes and kudos to the angler the Capt ( Ian) and the mate (Jared).
I don't know the anglers name but he did a hell of a job getting that thing back to the boat on a day trip.

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Re: JULY 17th - CONGRATS TO THE f/v BUNNY CLARK CREW IN LANDING A 365 lb BLUEFIN TUNA

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:33 am

Good morning Bob.......any jigged bluefin over 125lbs landed is a very note worthy catch, but a fish over 300lbs, this one being 365lbs, well it is truly an unforgettable achievement especially in bringing it to the boat in that amount of time. A Big Congrats to Captain Ian and Jared the mate of the f/v BUNNY CLARK in Maine.

Yes it is surprising catch, but for years, the BUNNY CLARK has been at the top when it comes it comes to putting the biggest fish you can catch in the GOM, in the boat. Captain Tim must have a big smile on his face......................
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Re: JULY 17th - CONGRATS TO THE f/v BUNNY CLARK CREW IN LANDING A 365 lb BLUEFIN TUNA

Postby ctwhitechin08 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:05 am

that is unbelievable on a jig stick. Way to go! So the fish had a heart attack after 26 minutes? Regardless still spectacular, congrats to all involved, really special there!
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Re: JULY 17th - CONGRATS TO THE f/v BUNNY CLARK CREW IN LANDING A 365 lb BLUEFIN TUNA

Postby Meirowitz » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:30 am

So much for all the theories about the impossibility of landing what looks like a possible true giant (81 inches) on cod gear. Great accomplsihment! :shock:
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Re: JULY 17th - CONGRATS TO THE f/v BUNNY CLARK CREW IN LANDING A 365 lb BLUEFIN TUNA

Postby ctwhitechin08 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:55 am

I knew that was coming Jay. I think the one I hooked was 366 pounds though LOL. Fantastic feat.
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Re: JULY 17th - CONGRATS TO THE f/v BUNNY CLARK CREW IN LANDING A 365 lb BLUEFIN TUNA

Postby jamesjr94 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:17 pm

beat me to it...
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