A 'reel' catch: Virginia Beach fishermen catch bluefin tuna exceeding 500 lb scale limit

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-10 10:53:55-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A group of local fisherman reeled in a huge catch Wednesday!

Capt. Jake Hiles, Jeremy Gamble, Jeff Armstrong and Nick Capehart caught a 107" bluefin tuna in Virginia Beach. The crew left out of Lynnhaven Inlet on the boat "God's Playground," owned by Captain Sunny Caraco before sunrise.

They say the bluefin was 107 inches and surpassed the 500 lb limit of the scale at Bubba's Seafood Restaurant and Crabhouse! They planned to give it away for free to anyone who showed up at the restaurant.

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The fishermen also caught two other bigeye tunas that weighed 138 lb and 185 lb.

What a catch!

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