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New State Record Blackfin Tuna Set

Post  Backlash on Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:11 pm

MOREHEAD CITY – A Wilmington man set a new state blackfin tuna record with a 40 pound, 11 ounce fish caught off Wrightsville Beach in May.



Michael C. Accattato caught the fish May 10, breaking the former state record of 40 pounds, caught off Oregon Inlet in 2007. The fish measured 39 inches total length and 29.5 inches around the girth.



Accattato used a Synit Pe3 Shimano Stella 8000 SW rod and reel with a Williamson Jet popper lure on 70-pound test line. He was fishing with Capt. Richard Crosson, Jr. of Living Waters Guide Service in Wilmington.



The world record blackfin tuna weighed 49 pounds, 6 ounces and was caught off Marathon, Fla. in 2006.
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Re: New State Record Blackfin Tuna Set

Post  joe.plotino on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:32 pm

I am a visual person. Like me some fish pics. Did not know much about the blackfin tuna. Pretty interesting as it seems like a smaller species of tuna compared to the immense yellow and bluefin fish.

Pic of Accattatos fish:



Would like to see a pic of the new one.....
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