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Giant Tuna Heartbreak on Cape Cod

Ryan Collins

It's that time of the year when true monster fish filter into the waters surrounding Cape Cod & the Islands.

Specifically I am talking about 500+ pound giant bluefin tuna. These are the same fish you see being caught on the hit TV show Wicked Tuna.

If you have access to a boat and live or vacation in the Cape Cod area, then you have a real opportunity to hook one of these massive fish. 


And hooking one of these massive fish is exactly what happened to my friend Jason Mazzola and I this past Friday afternoon at 5:00pm.

However, successfully landing a giant tuna is another story all together...

Please click play below to watch.​

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I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!

  1. Awesome fish, lucky to have been in the area to see it.

    1. Oh nice Machando, were you at the dock when Jay and Todd brought the fish in?

  2. Well that was temporarily exciting!!! any way to mitigate that type of break off Ryan?

    1. I don’t think so Doug, unless you wanted to use a super heavy 400 pound leader (which I wouldn’t recommend).

      Gotta lose some to catch some I suppose…

  3. Amazing fish. Keep hands and feet clear. Always alert and thinking clearly. Great video.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. We’ll get ’em next time.

  4. Thanks for sharing the video…question..if you had gotten the 500 lb tuna to the boat where would you have put it?? It doesn’t look like there would be a whole lot of room for that big of a fish???

    1. We have a winch and have gotten fish as large as 400 pounds into the bow of the boat without any trouble.

      However a really huge tuna would have to be dragged in to the dock, and then hoisted out of the water to the buyer. Good problem to have of course!

      1. Be sure to let us know when you will be bringing in that really huge tuna. I am sure we would all love to be there…Thanks again for the great video…

        1. I wasn’t onboard for this one, but my friends Jay and Todd went back out less than 24hrs later and got it done!

          Video to come soon.

          Photo credit: captain Jim Howard


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