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A veteran commercial fisherman’s invite to fish for giants came along and I wasted no time in accepting.

Catching a giant bluefin with rod and reel has been on my bucket list for a long time. I grew up on the water and spent several summers as part of a crew that fished with handline or harpoon. My life’s path led me away from the ocean, and for years I’d wanted to go back and do it again with more sporting tackle. Decades passed without an opportunity and my desire was relegated to the back burner until a recent series of events rekindled the flame. Several more years passed as I tried unsuccessfully to mooch my way onto a boat until I eventually connected with fellow Mainer, Don Fletcher. A veteran commercial fisherman, Don switched over to tuna fishing after he acquired an Ocean Yachts 55 SS he named the Blue Bandit. When the invitation came to join him, I wasted no time in accepting. Continue reading the story here 16:52

‘Wicked Tuna’ – The boys are back – Catch it – Season 3

Dave MarcianoThe aquatic battle continues with National Geographic Channel’s Season 3 of “Wicked Tuna,” which airs Sunday night at 9. And this season promises to be the most competitive yet, with a larger number of captains competing to see who pulls in the most lucrative catch of the giant bluefin tuna, which can weigh more than 1,500 pounds and can sell for more than $20,000. Read [email protected]  00:50