Yellowfin Tuna 72kgs Bazaruto Island: by Captain Duarte Rato
Unbelievable…! All images (c) Duarte Rato
Hope all good.
Attached a few pictures of a 72 kg (159 pounds) Yellowfin Tuna we got yesterday. We also missed a Blue Marlin looking between 5-600 pounds.
This is exactly double the size of the biggest YFT I had caught in 14 years in Bazaruto and (as far as I know) the biggest ever caught in the area and Mozambique???
We missed another (it was a double strike) and saw them busting twice right next to the boat on two occasions and believe me there were bigger fish in between them!
The fish was caught on a legend Lures Krakatoa on the long rigger out wide on a short butt stand up 80#.
We had a two day charter and after a slow first day chasing sailfish (very green water and no bait) we decided to put the big guns out and go out wide and look for an elusive Blue Marlin (it is July after all).
Yowser Duarte…! Send them down to us please!!!