HUGE 125.8 Pound Yellowfin Tuna

HUGE 125.8 Pound Yellowfin Tuna

By Scott Lenox

Scott Lenox
Scott is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City's fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and fished the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.

Man it was some slow fishing today!  The offshore fleet had a tough time out in the ocean and there wasn’t much of an inshore bite to speak of either….but the crew of the Brenda Lou out of Sunset Marina caught a once in a lifetime fish.

Fishing on day three of the Ocean City Marlin Club Canyon Kick-Off Tournament, angler Brian Stempowski caught a 125.8 pound yellowfin tuna on a TLD 25 after an hour and forty minute fight.  Captain Frank reports that they got “real, real lucky” as the big Allison tuna almost spooled them on it’s initial run.  The Brenda Lou was fishing in around 600 fathoms in back of the Rock Pile.

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Thanks to Dave Messick of our show Hooked on OC for the awesome set of photos.  You can check out more of our scales action and lots of other photo galleries at 

Outside of the tournament, Justin Sizemore and Calvin Jones fishing on the Spring Mix II with Captain Steve Selander and mates Captain Chris Watkowski and Ayrton Pryor had three nice mahi trolling the lumpy bottom.


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