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Old 07-07-2005, 03:57 PM
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Default Delaware State record **( BIG TUNA )**

I got this information in a e-mail I get off a fishing website. I posted this information on my website. Take a look:

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Old 07-08-2005, 06:34 AM
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DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) - The biggest tuna on Delaware record was a monster.

A Virginia angler reeled in an 873-pound bluefin on Saturday, 40 miles off the southern Delaware coast, state wildlife officials said.

The massive fish exceeded Delaware's previous record tuna by more than 500 pounds, said Aaron Hurd of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, who identified the tuna and recorded its weight on Saturday morning.

"We couldn't believe our eyes," Hurd said.

The bluefin was 9 1/2 feet long, with a girth of 6 1/2 feet.

It was caught by Dan Dillon of Herndon, Va., aboard a charter boat, Captain Ike II. The boat's captain, Dave Collins, said it took more than 1 1/2 hours to reel in the tuna, and another two hours to haul it into the boat.

Dillon used an 80-pound test monofilament line on an 80-pound class reel, using a bluefish fillet as bait.

After being weighed, the tuna was filleted, wildlife officials said.

Dillon made the catch during the annual Delaware Open Tuna Trolling Tournament, but the Captain Ike II was out on an overnight shark-fishing trip and wasn't registered in the tournament, organizers said.

The tournament winner weighed in at just over 120 pounds.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:39 AM
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holy sheet thats a nice tuna lol i wish they put her back thats why we see less and less big fish ppl catch em and keep and then the old girls got no chance on living and then u see more small ones no lie tell me if im wrong
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This one here is actually a little smaller. But better pics.
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