GOT WASABI?

by Melissa Jeffress
(Santa Ana, CA USA)

Sushi anyone?

Sushi anyone?

Sushi anyone?
Eating The Bluefin Tuna Heart

This is my first bluefin tuna I caught aboard the Relentless out of H&M Landing in San Diego on July 16th, and I felt like I won the jackpot.


We went east for approximately 20 hours into Mexico before we finally hit a school. They were boiling all over.

Myself and Captain Joel were the only two people who had each hooked into a tuna out of 18 anglers, which were the ONLY two fish caught on that day and a half fishing trip. I was the only female fishing and mine weighed approximately 25-30 pounds.

I caught him on 50lb mono using my Saltist 40 on a 6' glass rod. Took me about 15-20 minutes to get him close enough to gaff. I musta hit him on the head when I cast my bait because I hooked up almost instantly.

This is also the biggest fish I've ever caught and I have never been more excited about catching a fish. And I fish frequently.

Bringing him in all by myself was no easy feat. I learned on this trip (as I went out by myself), I was supposed to eat the heart. So, yes, I ate the heart and have a pic to prove it. Taste like chicken.

I made spicy tuna rolls, seared tuna, spicy tuna bowls, ceviche, sashimi and tuna tacos for those who don't like the good stuff.

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Awesome picture
by: Patrick

That smile says it all. Congratulations on a great catch Melissa.
You earned it!

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Great Going
by: Bob

That's the way to show the boys how to hook & catch BFT on 50# Izorline. Great going!

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Tuna Town
by: Anonymous

Love the picture of you eating that tuna heart. That is awesome! There are a whole lot of people that wouldn't even dare try to do that. You have balls. Tip of the hat to you. Very nice catch too.

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