As Hurricane Marie was beginning to send huge swells to the Cabo San Lucas area on Saturday, local panga fishermen landed one of the largest yellowfin tuna ever caught in the region.
The tuna weighed 335 pounds on a Gordo Banks Pangas scale.
Gordo Banks Pangas runs out of La Playita in San Jose del Cabo, north of Cabo San Lucas on the Sea of Cortez.
The tuna bit a trolled live skipjack tuna at Outer Gordo Bank. It was landed after a two-hour fight, involving three fishermen, on 80-pound-test line.
Eric Brictson, who owns Gordo Banks Pangas, weighed the fish at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The local marina and the Cabo San Lucas port were closed Monday and Tuesday because of storm surges generated by Hurricane Marie, which was at Category 5 strength on Sunday.
By Tuesday afternoon Hurricane Marie, located 675 miles west of Baja’s tip and traveling away from land, had weakened to a Category 2 storm.
Large ocean swells generated by Marie began arriving on Southern California beaches on Tuesday.