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October 17, 2014

US: caught a 597 lb bluefin tuna with a spin gear

Few days ago monster size 597 pound - 270 kilo was caught on board Capt. Dom Petrarca's boat off the Cape Cod area with spinning gear.

Just a couple of days ago and other big one of 423 pound - 191 kilo was also caught in the same area by Bobby Rice of Reel Deal Fishing Charters.

Seems that this is the only place in the world that this can be done this kind of fishing with positive results.

The incredible catches are for sure very remarkable because giant tunas, simply are too powerful, and dive too swiftly and deeply, to be caught on anything but heavy conventional tackle. For sure these two huge size bluefin tunas are the biggest ever caught with spinning gear.

The 597 pound tuna was caught in only one hour of fight thanks to the Capt.Petrarca ability and the shallow waters of the area.

Huge size bluefin off Nova Scotia, in Canada and in the Mediterranean sea are targeted in much deeper water, making the shallow water off Cape Cod  somewhat unique, and perhaps the only place the big fish can be successfully landed on spinning gear.

Capt. Petrarca, who runs Coastal Charters Sportfishing in Marshfield is an expert of this kind of spin fishing.

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