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Big Fish Stories - Mark Moffat - 285.7# Yellowfin Tuna - Clarion Island

Angler: Mark Moffat
Boat: Red Rooster III
Location / Date: Clarion Island - 2/8/08
Fight Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Reel: Shimano Tiagra 50 Wide
Rod: Daiwa 6460XXH
Line: 130# Jerry Brown Spectra / 135# Maxima
Leader: 130# Maxima Fluorocarbon
Hook: Owner Ringed Super Mutu 5/0
Bait: Sardine
The Story:
The fish was caught by Mark Moffat at Clarion Island, February 8, 2008, outside the 6-mile zone. Mark was put into one of the skiffs from the Red Rooster III with Captain Julio Ochoa. Julio and Mark were towed away from the Rooster by the fish to be battled. The fish was brought to color the first time, gaffed with a fly gaff, the gaff hook ripped out and was straightened by the power of the fish. After another long battle, the fish was brought to the surface a second time and successfully gaffed. It was brought on board the skiff by Captain Ochoa and Mark Moffat.

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