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Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Next Cast, bluefin tuna fishing, Okuma
Video: Grander Bluefin Released off Prince Edward Island, Canada
by Chris Woodward

From a flurry of social-media reports, it seems that bluefin anglers are having a banner season off Canada’s Prince Edward Island.

In the video, below, Okuma Fishing Tackle’s director of product development, John Bretza, battles an estimated grander tuna on a Makaira MK-80WII two-speed reel for more than an hour. Now that’s some fun R&D!

From my one experience catching a smaller bluefin of about 300 pounds, I can only imagine the awesomeness of this fight.

To read more about this re-emerging fishery, check out SF’s feature article from 2011 and a recent video of anglers swimming with giant bluefin.

Congrats John, and thanks for sharing the cool footage!