Thursday, September 04, 2008

Risky way to catch bluefin tuna

When a fishing boat accident puts you in a pen of bluefin tuna, being fattened for market, what do you do? What the hell, let's wet a line.

Five fishermen had the bluefin tuna day of their lives, catching 20 of the monsters after mistakenly running their boat into a bluefin tuna feedlot.

The story isn't all fun a games. First, the boat almost sank. Second, the Mexican navy almost hauled them to jail. But, being fishermen, they did what comes natural. Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead.

“Of all the far-fetched fishing stories in my life, I've never heard the likes of this one I just participated in,” said crew member Bobel. “This is one I'll pass on to my grandchildren.”