It's Official: 427-Pound Tuna Catch Is Recordposted: 1/1/2013
U-T San Diego reported that the International Game Fish Association has approved Guy Yocom’s catch as the new all-tackle world record.
The 55-year-old hooked the fish from a boat in September, about 100 miles off Cabo San Lucas.
Yocom’s catch breaks the record of 405.2 pounds set in 2010 by Mike Livingston of Sunland.
A La Mesa man, John Petruescu, claims to have landed an even larger yellowfin -- 445 pounds -- in December off Baja California. However, someone else took the rod twice during the battle, disqualifying him from a record.