A new pending Virginia State Record Bluefin Tuna was landed today. The fish measured 109 inches and weighed in at 708 lbs.
It was caught aboard the Toro, fishing out of Rudee Inlet. Captain Jake Hiles was the angler and Jeff Landis the mate.
The hook up came at 4:17 am and the fish was gaffed at 5:10 am. The fight lasted 53 minutes on a Anglers Envy custom rod paired with a Penn 130vsx. They were drifting a Stinky Tinky.
The existing record of 606 lbs is held by Chase Robinson on the Ate Up. Captain Jake was a part of Chase’s crew that landed the present record.
More details to come! Congratulation!