April 16, 2012
USA: Hawaii state record big eye tuna
For angler Troy Kincaid — the waters of Hawaii were recently the scene of an epic struggle between him and a 231-pound bigeye tuna.
After 45 minutes, the 29-year-old was able to reel the fish in. The catch, that came on March 24, broke Hawaii’s state record for bigeye tuna — set in 1996 — by three pounds.
“It was a battle,” Kincaid says. “I had to hold on to stay inside the boat, because I’m in a little strap that hooks up to the rod, so the fish could probably take you overboard.