Blue Water Hunting and Freediving - Digital Version 1 - Page 146

Bluewater Hunting and Freediving
( L to R ), Phillip Di Rocco , Dr . Joe Farlo , and Richard Balta Dr Joe Farlo and . Richard Balta
The great Southern California bluefin tuna run of 2015 and 2016 surprised and astounded . Not since the legendary fisherman Zane Gray reported catching huge bluefin from the waters surrounding Catalina island in the late 1890s had
140 such large fish been landed . Using line made from linen and silk , their largest was 251 pounds . Today , equipped with modern gear — depth sounders , cooperative-fishing reports , water temperature and clarity charts , and modern gear ,