14 Year Old Catches Massive 600 Pound Tuna Off Marshfield

Via wickedlocal.com. While I was screaming at my 17 year old son to get out of bed Thursday morning, 14 year old Anthony Tavares was reeling in a 586-pound Atlantic bluefin tuna about 15 miles off the coast of Marshfield.

Captain Tom DePersia of the Big Fish III said, “It’s a hard job for a 14-year-old, but he did a great job reeling it in. It was a hard fight.” Just ten minutes after dropping his line he snagged the big fish, “We fought the fish for about an hour and 15 minutes,” Anthony said. “It was a ton of work, but worth it. It’s a pretty big deal to catch a tuna. ”

And it's worth a lot too. "A nice marbling, layer of fat and oily finish to the meat means it’s a good catch, DePersia said, and buyer Bubba Indorato said he expects it to go for $6 to $12 per pound once it hits the market, or between $3,500 and $7,000 for the whole fish.

The only down size was he had to carry on the tradition of taking a bite out of the heart of the tuna right there on the dock. I'll bet it tasted like $7K.

Take a look at this monster!

 
 
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