A photo of Christopher Pereira's catch

Caught By

Christopher Pereira
8/24/2020 5:26:00 PM

When our Texas alligator gar trip had to be rescheduled, i figured we were hosed for this year’s fishing trip because i refuse to fish with random captains and just book a boat ride last minute.

Took a shot in the dark and contacted one of the best tuna captains I know and Capt. Dom, through some stroke of luck, was able to get us on!!

The day started off amazing with whales and dolphins everywhere; some amazing eye candy.... but the tuna refused to eat for anyone in the fleet. And that is why you only fish with the best... Capt. Dom used his insticts and broke away from the fleet to stalk a group of fish under birds that weren’t feeding at all. He was able to manuvere the boat direct us as a team to force feed this absolute dino tuna and hook us up for the fight of our lives! (Even with a banana on the boat 😂)

After a 45-50 minute fight, the three of us were able to get this beast to the harpoon, but the fight wasn’t over! After cooling the fish down and bleeding it, we had to get itin the boat, but it had pulled us out pretty far and the weather had taken a nasty turn.

Long story short, because of the rough seas, the first attempt ended up with a snapped metal clip while the tail rope was being manuvered (not attached to anything and three of us diving on the loose rope as the tuna sank down, just barely saving it from disappearing to the depths!

Our second attempt to haul it in with the block and tackle snapped a dock line we were using to lift. Our third attempt finally got the behemoth in the boat after over 2 hours fighting the rough seas. My buddies’ first tuna and my personal biggest at 101” and about 600 lbs 😳

Catch Details

Bluefin Tuna
Cape cod

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Bait
Everyone

Comments
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    1. Christopher Pereira 0
      thanks!
    2. Andy Figiel 1
      holy moly!!!! Awesome catch of a lifetime!!!!!
    3. Andy Figiel 1
      holy moly!!!! Awesome catch of a lifetime!!!!!
    4. Brian Quisenberry 1
      That is freaking epic!!! Awesome catch!!!
    5. Christopher Pereira 2
      Thanks guys. Hell of a memory!
    6. Pete Lyden 1
      yum yum bumble bee!! congrats
    7. Erich Senft 1
      damn I juts read the story in full. great tale for years to come. still want to come next year though : D
    8. Erich Senft 1
      damn I juts read the story in full. great tale for years to come. still want to come next year though : D
    9. Greg Malachowski 1
      I'd put that photo on a t-shirt lol. awesome fish. sushi for everyone
    10. Melissa Norris 1
      Amazing!!Nice work!!😀😁
    11. Debbie Ferguson 1
      Catch of a lifetime! Well done and great eats! 🎣👍
    12. Ian Brenly 1
      That’s is awesome. I’m so jealous. Going to have to add that to my bucket list. 👍🏻
    13. Scott Runyon 1
      epic battle, reminds me of a Hemingway novel.
    14. Bryan Harper 1
      Congrats on one of the true beasts of the East! 🏆🎣🍻🤙
    15. b ripoer 1
      That's a beaury and a good story.
    16. NJ Squatch 1
      How did you fit it in your tiny truck bed?
    17. Chris Haas 1
      That's a lot of cans
    18. Capt Morris Campbell 1
      Nice work Chris👍🏻👍🏻
    19. Erich Senft 1
      my dream trip ! chris take me along next year :)
    20. Chad Jaco 1
      Nice job Chris!! That is a hell of a story!!
    21. Josh Sommerville 1
      Hell Yeah Bud👍🏻👍🏻. Congrats.
    22. Robert Coleman 1
      Holy Buckets Chris! What a trip and one Helluva fish! Awesome story to go with it! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    23. Scott S 1
      One hell of a story Chris. Sounds like a blast
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