Teens reel in 700 lb. bluefin tuna off Portland coast

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Teens reel in 700 lb. bluefin tuna off Portland coast

It took the trio seven hours to reel in the fish.

Off the coast of Portland, a group of teens recently reeled in the catch of a lifetime. Friends Martin Scanlan, 16, of Aspen, Colorado, Griffin Buckwalter, 16, of Scarborough, and Wyatt Morse, 17, of Auburn, caught a 700-pound bluefin tuna earlier this month. The whole struggle was captured on camera. It took the trio seven hours to catch the massive fish. “The thing popped out of the water and I was completely shocked. It was just enormous,” said Buckwalter, who recorded the entire event. “It just blew my mind when it came out of the water and it was just amazing,” said Scanlan.A seafood distribution company in Portland bought the tuna from the teens for $2,000.

Off the coast of Portland, a group of teens recently reeled in the catch of a lifetime.

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Courtesy: Martin Scanlan

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Friends Martin Scanlan, 16, of Aspen, Colorado, Griffin Buckwalter, 16, of Scarborough, and Wyatt Morse, 17, of Auburn, caught a 700-pound bluefin tuna earlier this month.

The whole struggle was captured on camera.

It took the trio seven hours to catch the massive fish.

“The thing popped out of the water and I was completely shocked. It was just enormous,” said Buckwalter, who recorded the entire event.

“It just blew my mind when it came out of the water and it was just amazing,” said Scanlan.

A seafood distribution company in Portland bought the tuna from the teens for $2,000.