Massive 832-pound Bluefin Tuna was caught off Destin, Florida, potential new state record

On the morning of Easter Sunday, an 832.2-pound Bluefin Tuna was brought back to the Destin Harbor by the No Name (boat).

Captain Jake Matneyalong with deck mates Jett Tolbert and Devin Sarver, had a 4.5 hour fight on their hands. The crew was 160 miles southwest of Destin-Fort Walton Beach. 

  • Also on the boat was Jennifer Matney, Jeremiah Matney, Jacob Matney.
SOURCE: April Sarver

The current state record for Bluefin Tuna is 826-pounds by Rick Whitley in May of 2017. That Bluefin Tuna was also caught off the Destin-Fort Walton Beach coast.

Congrats to the whole team!

Continue reading👇

Local news sent to your inbox 🤝

Thousands of locals read our newsletter every morning! It's FREE and makes sure that you never miss important local updates.

Share This Article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr


Thousands of locals read our newsletter every morning!