A group of anglers that was skunked during its hunt for giant bluefin tuna last year made up for that effort this year with the recent capture of a monstrous tuna weighing 920 pounds.
The 9-foot-long, 920-pound tuna, which was landed after a three-hour battle, was caught off Massachusetts aboard Huntress, which is featured on National Geographic’s show “Wicked Tuna.”
Capt. Kevin Leonowert stated on his Facebook page that this was the largest bluefin tuna to have been brought into Gloucester Harbor this year.
Gregg Looney, one of the anglers, told the Lowell Sun: “I couldn’t believe the power of this thing. It almost ripped my shoulder out. It looked like a whale. Just an absolute monster. But we did it.”