It’s official – on Friday, September 28th, the IGFA received Guy Yocom’s record application for the 193.68 kg (427 lb) yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) he caught on September 18th, while fishing aboard his boat, El Suertudo, off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Yocom needed only 50 minutes to land this massive tuna after it ate the chunked tuna he was using for bait. Once the fish was boate...d, Capt. Greg DiStefano measured the fish and decided it was close enough to call it a day.— with Claymark Albert, Safuan Melvyne, Bernard Jaimun and Jimmie Asmara.
Back at the docks in Cabo, Yocom’s fish was officially weighed on an IWS Scalemaster, that was successfully re-certified in San Diego just few days after the weighing, confirming the accurate reading of 193.68 kg (427 lb). Yocom’s fish qualifies for both the potential new All-Tackle record and men’s 60 kg (130 lb) line class record; both of which currently belong to Mike Livingston, who caught a 183.7 kg (405 lb) yellowfin on November 30, 2010 while fishing Magdalena Bay, Mexico. Congratulations to Guy Yocom and the crew of El Suertudo on an amazing catch!