Holy mackerel, er, um, tuna!
A retired Army general from Delaware nabbed a trophy fish so big no mantle could hold it, according to officials in North Carolina.
Ret. Gen. Scott Chambers, of Townsend, reeled in a 877-pound bluefin tuna March 17, according to North Carolina state officials Tuesday.
For those of us who don't normally frequent online fishing forums, in layman's terms: That's a big, freaking fish. It shattered the previous state record for a bluefin tuna by 72 pounds.
Here's the details for all the angler aficionados out there, courtesy of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries:
"He caught the fish using trolling dead bait on 130-pound line test on a 130 Shimano rod and reel, aboard the charter boat A-Salt Weapon fishing out of Pirates Cove Marina in Manteo."
Chambers caught the tuna off Oregon Inlet, which was the location of the previous state record held since 2011.
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The general fought the fish for two and a half hours, officials said.
The "all-tackle" world record for a bluefin is 1,496 pounds. It was caught in 1979 off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.