Video: Lone Kayaker Lands 170-Pound Dogtooth Tuna

A kayak angler pedaled his Hobie Pro Angler from a Guam beach and after a two-hour struggle landed a pending world-record dogtooth tuna.

Raf Vargas, a Hobie Fishing Team Member, set out alone from a beach on the west side of Guam Island in the far Pacific and pedaled to fish off the westernmost point, about 5 miles away. "I knew my time was limited," with an east wind already growing brisk. After some time, as Vargas fished a slow-pitch jig near the bottom in 700 feet of water, he hooked something way too big for the 30-pound rig he was fishing. But somehow, two hours later, with no help, he managed to pull into his kayak a tuna about his size. Dogtooth are well known to be one of the very toughest of all tunas and in fact of all game fish. The monster is pending as a new IGFA line-class record. This video offers some highlights of the action, as Vargas was able to capture it (keep in mind, he was on his own). You can see the full video on his You Tube Channel.