Yellowfin Tuna Are Here In Numbers
Yellowfin Tuna Are Here In Numbers. John Lewis and his Son, Tim visiting the Big Island from Pasadena, CA just wanted to catch something bigger than the 4 pound Trout that currently holds the family record. As avid fly fishermen, they know the trials of getting a fish. Today, we are hearing of Tuna “boiling” in several different areas. We headed to an area where there was some action and were lucky enough to hook one. This did not come early in the day. After the father and son duo had a nice continental breakfast followed by a short nap and then a little lunch followed by another short nap, we were headed back from “F” Buoy in about 1100 fathoms when I saw two white birds circle and crash in front of us. A sure sign that something is below the surface. About that time, Tuna boiled up and as I was making a pass through them, I told John and Tim to get ready! As they were getting off the bridge, the short rigger is bit! We are Hooked Up! Tim is in the chair and brings his 115.5 lb Yellowfin tuna to the boat. The Yellowfin Tuna was caught on a Ken Matsuura 50# reel. Did I mention it took the “Lucky Linda” lure by Bomboy Lures? The 4 lb family record for Trout has been shattered!