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Record-breaking tuna tips scales at more than 400 lbs.

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POINT LOMA (CBS 8) - A record-sized catch is making waves in Point Loma Monday.  Captain Mike Lackey from the Vagabond out of Point Loma Sportfishing tells News 8 a world record has been set. 

The 10-day long-range fishing trip returned to San Diego Monday morning with a massive yellow fin tuna.  The fish weighed in at 405 pounds.  The fish was caught one hundred miles west of Magdalena Bay in Baja. 

Mike Livingston caught the fish fly lining with a sardine at eleven o'clock in the morning last week.  It took Livingston two and a half hours to reel the tuna in.  Livingston lives in the Los Angeles area and has been taking long-range fishing trips since 1974. 

The International Game Fish Association needs to certify the catch to make it a world record.  The previous world record for a yellow fin tuna was set in 1977 and weighed 388 pounds.

Sixteen passengers and seven crew members were fishing on the Vagabond last Tuesday. The tuna was hooked after five hours of fishing.  The 400-pound barrier has never been broken before with a yellow fin tuna.  Fishing lovers call a 400-pound tuna the "Holy Grail" of fishing.

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