Ever since the show “Wicked Tuna” premiered on the National Geographic Channel, more and more anglers want to try and catch a bluefin tuna.
Tom Kresnak from Michigan‘s Muskegon County was one of the those anglers. The Norton Shores resident helped haul in a 600-pound North Atlantic bluefin tuna in September.
“The whole purpose of the trip was this, to go tuna fishing,” said Kresnak. “I wanted the real experience.” And, boy, did he get the real experience.
Kresnak spent two days out with Connemara Bay Fishing Charters out of Gloucester. The weather wasn’t great the first day, but on the second day, passengers and crew hooked the big tuna.
It took the four men about two hours to reel in the fish, which was over 100 inches long.
Cleaned and dressed, the tuna weighed 465 pounds. The charter captain shipped the massive tuna to sell for meat in Los Angeles’ markets.
This is truly the fishing haul that one can only dream about.