Maryland Longfin Tuna Record Smashed

Thomas “Tad” Bodmer landed the new Maryland state record longfin albacore after an intense fight. David L. Messick It takes only a few minutes to flip a day on the water from uneventful to unforgettable, as angler Thomas “Tad” Bodmer learned Sept. 20, when he hooked a 77-pound albacore (also known as longfin, Thunnus alalunga) […]

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110 inches Aboard the Keeper

The bluefin measured 110 inches on the nose. After dressing, it weighed 513 pounds. Vicki Staveacre It was a true Marblehead fishing expedition as Capt. Scott Edwards took off from the Boston Yacht Club with crew members Dan Drabkin and Gavin Dowley on August 10. Edwards wanted to get an early start as it was […]

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Big Time

Offshore fishing tournaments are not for the faint of heart—or tight of purse strings. While big money tournaments, like the Atlantic City Quest for the Ring, promise more than $1,000,000 in payouts, a crew entering the tournament and participating in all the calcuttas is in for nearly $30,000 before even fueling up the boat. With […]

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240-Pound Yellowfin Landed Despite Broken Hook

All hands were needed to boat the 238.2 pound tuna, taking turns on the rod. Capt. Nick Campos June 22 was a banner day for Capt. Nick Campos aboard his 39-foot Contender, the C-Daddy, fishing the northern Gulf of Mexico out of Venice, Louisiana. The trip would start with snapper, and wrapped with a hefty […]

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