Waterman's Journal

Feb 06, 2020

1,000-lb. Tuna in P.E.I.

Few gamefish rival the raw power and sheer size of the giant bluefin tuna, with many fish exceeding well-over 1,000 lbs. and the all-tackle world record sitting at an astonishing 1,496 lbs. Every Fall, schools of herring migrate into the shallow waters off Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, inherently drawing in huge schools of giant bluefin tuna. A true sight to behold as behemoth-size tuna gorge themselves mere feet from the boat. With unpredictable weather and sea conditions, and fish that punish even the stoutest of tackle, this adventure is not for the faint of heart. Take a journey with the PELAGIC crew as we travel North and do battle with the giants of PEI.