A new state record has been set for Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the coast of Washington, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Sam Ellinger of Ellensburg caught the record-setting tuna 28 miles offshore southwest of Grays Harbor, while bait fishing with anchovies.
The tuna weighed 39.20 pounds and measured 41 inches in length. Ellinger's fish exceeded the previous record Pacific bluefin tuna weight by 2.71 pounds.
source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife