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350.0 lb. Bluefin Tuna caught by Henry Cole fishing on 03/10/97

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 10 years ago

Bluefin Tuna
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80.0" / 350.0 lb. Bluefin Tuna caught by Henry Cole fishing on Monday March 10, 1997 at 22:11 using a BALLY HOO a Baitfish

WELL I DON'T HAVE A PICTURE OF THIS FISH BUT MY GOOD FRIEND TOOK A FEW FOR ME WHILE I WAS STRAPPED INTO THE CHAIR. HERE'S THE STORY. ME AND 3 OF MY GOOD FRIENDS HEADED DOWN TO NAG'S HEAD NC FOR A VACATION. WHEN WE FOUND OUT THAT WE COULD CHARTER A TRIP, WELL WE WERE STOKED. IT SNOWED THE 1ST DAY AND THE GUY SAID HE IT WAS TOO ROUGH. THE NEXT DAY WAS WORSE BUT HE STILL TOOK US. WE LEFT CAPE HATTERAS AROUND 4 AM AND TOOK A 52 FOOT JET BOAT OUT TO WHERE THE WATERS ALL CHANGE COLORS AND THE WATER GETS WARM. WELL WE DREW STRAWS AND I WAS THIRD. I GOT SICK AS A DOG AND THREW UP FOR THE NEXT TWO TO THREE HRS. I BLEW OUT EVERY BLOOD VESSEL IN MY EYES THAT BLOOD WAS DRIPPING OUT OF THE CORNERS. WELL I TOLD THE CAPTAIN I WANTED TO FISH EVEN IF I COULDN'T SEE. 1 HR LATER, THE FIGHTING CHAIR BROKE AND I CAUGHT MY 1ST GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA. WHEN WE GOT BACK TO THE DOCKS THE CAPTAIN TOLD ME HE NEVER SAW ANYONE GET THAT SICK FOR THAT LONG AND THEN CATCH A MONSTER LIKE THAT IN THE SAME DAY. PS, I WILL SOMEDAY EDIT THIS STORY WITH A PICTURE WHEN I GET A CHANCE TO SEE MY FRIEND.

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THE  HAMMER

SWEAR

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 10 years ago

THE  HAMMER

SWEAR TO GOD

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 10 years ago

THE  HAMMER

ONE DAY I WAS OVER HIS HOUSE FOR A HUGE PICNIC AND I GOT A CHANCE TO SEE THE FISH BUT I SHOULD OF TAKEN MY CAMERA OVER THERE TO GET A SHOT OF IT. THE HOOK I WAS USING WAS LIKE 1FT BIG AT LEAST.

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 10 years ago

Monster King Guide Service

A TRUE Fisherman! What a story, can't wait to see the pics.

Posted by Monster King Guide Service over 10 years ago

THE  HAMMER

THANK YOU, BUT I WILL PROBABLY NEVER DO IT AGAIN.

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 10 years ago

Joe Pych

Now that's dedication. Hope you healed OK. Congrats on your first tuna.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 10 years ago

THE  HAMMER

argh it was hell and i don't think i'll ever do it again. the boat was also in 30 foot swells with only a 52ft. boat.

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 10 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

lol now that dedication there buddy,

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 10 years ago

Todd Harris

I bet you had a time with that catch! lol good job henry!

Posted by Todd Harris Elite Member over 10 years ago

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