One thing you might not consider when fishing is that fighting the fish on rod and reel usually tires the fish out sufficiently so that when you get it to the boat you can either easily release the fish or the fish will go straight into your ice chest without much of a hassle. The longer you fight the fish the more sedated it’s likely to be once you get it to the boat. By the way, make sure to watch that video WITH SOUND ON to get the full effect.
Now I want you to recognize that certain species of fish fight A LOT HARDER than other species. For instance, catfish are often dead weight that you just haul in while every species of tuna is pure muscle and shaped like a football for perfect aerodynamics. Fighting a catfish = easy as fuck. Fighting a tuna = death to your forearms and legs. So when you pull an extremely powerful fish out of the ocean without fighting that fish for even a second then all hell breaks loose once that fish gets into the boat.
In this instance the blackfin tuna, usually caught in the Gulf Stream from Ft. Lauderdale on down through Key West and deep out into the Gulf of Mexico (from the Florida Keys on up to Texas). These blackfin tuna fight like hell, and if you don’t give them a chance to tire themselves out before tossing them into the boat they’re going to turn into drunk tap dancers, and if they get close to any of your equipment they’re probably going to demolish anything and everything they come in contact with.
If that fish was like 15 to 20-pounds heavier it could’ve broken everything on that boat. Anyways, that’s a badass way to go fishing and mad respect to that dude for getting the blackfin tuna into the boat so quickly!!!
h/t Kyle Johnson Fishing, you can also check out his website here if you’re interested in a fishing charter