Summer 2013

Reel Powerful Lunch

Article by Mike Suchan

Photo of giant Amberjack caught in Sea of Cortez
Captain hefting the prized game fish. Photos by Esteban Romero

Kevin Shiotani and a Mexican crew weren’t thinking record when they landed an amberjack that might have rivaled the 156-pound IGFA world record. No, they were thinking lunch. Lots of lunch.

The fish, conservatively estimated as 135 pounds, was pulled from the Sea of Cortez to a remote Baja California beach and filleted before it anyone considered weighing it.

This has happened numerous times before, and is sure to happen again. Man’s gotta eat.