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Yellowfin Tuna 72kgs Bazaruto Island: by Captain Duarte Rato

The 72kg yellowfin tuna that has gotten everyone very excited. There were a whole shoal of these things when luckily they hooked up on just this one, and got it out!

Yellowfin Tuna 72kgs Bazaruto Island: by Captain Duarte Rato

Unbelievable…! All images (c) Duarte Rato

Yellowfin Tuna 72kgs Bazaruto Island

Yellowfin Tuna 72kgs Bazaruto Island

“Hey Guys,

 

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.

Happiness is…

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???

Yellowfin Tuna 72kgs Bazaruto Island

Wowser!

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!

Yellowfin Tuna 72kgs Bazaruto Island

Yellowfin Tuna 72kgs Bazaruto Island

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).

 

Cheers,

 

Duarte”

Yowser Duarte…! Send them down to us please!!!

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Fish with Captain Duarte Rato...A few 1000lb fish boated by mistake, mostly tagged and released/ dudas7mares@gmail.com or + 258 82 805 716 / + 258 84 639 0466
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