15 Biggest Fish Ever Caught by Hand

435 lb. Pacific Bigeye Tuna

435 lb. Pacific Bigeye Tuna


Bigeye tuna generally are not accessible to recreational anglers because they travel far below the surface during the day. Only rarely are they seen on the surface, and then, only momentarily while feeding. – Dennis Albert 

On April 17, 1957 Dr. Russell Lee caught a record breaking pacific bigeye tuna in Cabo Blanco, Peru. He caught it trolling a bonito on 39 thread linen line. The fight was 55 min long and the previous record was only 368 lbs. Talk about a catch of a lifetime!!