Even if it’s not approved by the IGFA, Pop-Pop's tuna is the largest ever landed on rod and reel. It might take 90 days to get the results but everyone involved feels Pop-Pop has this in the bag.
Pop-Pop called the fish “a fish of a lifetime,” and thanked Capt. Lackey and the crew for the job they did. He said: “It was my moment, my time. I’m certainly not the best angler, but I had enough skill to reel this one in. It was just my day.” Wow, this is awesome!
Here's Pop-Pop with Capt. Lackey (second from left) and the whole Vagabond crew. According to Pop-Pop, he could not have done this without them.