|The first 300-pound Lower Banks cow has hit the deck.
The Royal Star got it yesterday when angler Dave Povey scored a cow that went 320 on the boat.
Here's the report on yesterday's fishing direct from Royal Star skipper Tim Ekstrom:
While we did put together another worthy day down here in the big fish zone, including our/the "first" three hundred pounder of the season that weighed in at a solid 320, we were thoroughly humbled in the process by a hook to land ratio that bit us in the rear. It was one of those days when a disproportionate percentage of jumbos triumphed to correct what was a very good run of luck over the past couple of days. It comes with the territory. I'll never enjoy it, never willingly accept it, and always react with distaste when the inevitable occurs, all the while understanding that it is inherent to giant yellowfin tuna fishing.
Congratulations to the Royal Star and angler Dave Povey for scoring the first 300-plus pound tuna of the fall long range season.
(Photo Courtesy of Royal Star Sportfishing)