This is a picture of a 600 pound bluefin tuna caught last week right here off our coast by locals Jake Richards and Fred Kaub. For the last several years in the month of June these fish migrate through our area.

Most of them are caught while swordfishing but a few are hooked one mile off the beach in 100 feet of water while drifting live baits. These fish are massive and have been caught up to 1,000 pounds. Unfortunately the season is closed here for harvesting the tuna during the time when we actually catch them so we must release them.

It is truly something to see a giant tuna and you never know If you will be the next lucky angler to hook this magnificent fish.

Hold on tight!
RJ Boyle