First tuna trip of season. 140 pounder caught

Billy Rogerson and his first tuna

Billy Rogerson and his first tuna

On Sunday I made my first trip out to the bank this year for tuna. 15 minutes after putting our lines in the water, both reels went off.  One fish missed the hook and the other we hooked. After a long first run, the fish weakened and we got the tuna to the boat in about 30 minutes. The fish was 62in long and weighed 140lbs. With one fish in the boat we put the lines back in the water to try for another.  We went through a pod of tuna busting on the surface but none took the bait. The tuna bite was hot from  6:15 until about 8:30 am.

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