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A powerful bigeye caught in the Azores.  (Photo, J. Vertommen)
Capt. Skip Nielsen of Islamorada, FL, removing the hooks from his Azorean bigeye of about
135 lbs. prior to release.  (Photo, J. Chambers)
Bigeye tuna photo - Azores
Bigeye tuna photo 135 lbs Azores Capt. Skip Nielsen
Below, a "matched set" of  175-200 lb bigeye taken by Matt Brown (l) near the island of Faial in the Azores.        (Photo, J. Weiland)
Photo of seven bigeye tuna weighing from 200 to 325 lbs - Jack Cashman - Hudson Canyon
Photo of two bigeye tuna 175 to 200 lbs - Azores
Above, a great day's catch of bigeye from the "glory days" in the Hudson Canyon off New Jersey.  These 7 fish were caught by Jack Cashman on the rod and Bob Pisano at the helm aboard his Tuna Hunter.  Their weights ranged from 200 to 325 lbs.  Now, it's rare to catch even one. 
(Photo, J. Cashman)
World record bigeye tuna photo - 295 lbs - Azores World record bigeye tuna photo - 295 lbs - Azores
Above and left, one of the first big game fish - and then a world record bigeye (295 lbs.) - ever caught in the Azores by a sport fisherman.  Pictured above are angler Dr. Arsenio Cordeiro (r), who pionered big game fishing in the islands, Captain Sampaio (l) and the journalist, Van Campen Heilner.  His 1960 article in Field and Stream first brought news of the Azores' big game fish and this new world record to the attention of the Americas.  Commercial fishermen have taken bigeyes here weighing 400 to 600 lbs. 
(Photos, family A. Cordeiro)
World record bigeye tuna photo - 375 lbs - Equador
Big Game Fishing Journal cover Sept/Oct 2001 issue
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Above, the 80-pound line class world record Pacific bigeye tuna.  It weighed 375 lbs. and was caught in 2000 by off Salinas, Ecuador, by Francisco Sola.
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