PORT ARANSAS, TX – The record for the largest bluefin tuna was broken Tuesday after a Texas angler caught a nearly 900 pound fish.
According to the Port Aransas South Jetty, on Apr. 13, Troy Lancaster reeled in a tuna that was 10'1" long and weighed 876 lbs.
Lancaster is a local from the Island who was on a boat captained by Capt. Justin Drummond.
The previous state record for the bluefin tuna is 8'5" inches long with a weight of 808 lbs. This record was set in 1985 by Trina Isaacs.