‘Biggest fish of my life’: A Cape Breton fisherman’s hunt for the majestic bluefin tuna

The fishing rod lurched down like it was pulled by a motorcycle, rattling in its holster as the frantic bluefin tuna fought against the hook. It was as thick as three men, long as a kayak, and strong enough to drag the the 40-foot boat in the Northumberland Strait. “Look at him bending that rod,” captain Jeff Mills said to his two-man crew, three kilometres off the coast of Cape Breton. “You feel the boat going?” The rod suddenly straightened out and the line went limp. “Gone!” Mills screamed. The three fishermen stared at one another. Then Mills looked out at the water and realized the fish wasn’t gone; it was swimming toward the boat. Read the rest here 08:06

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