BIG PINE KEY, FLORIDA--Tom Tedesco, right, caught a 60 .lb Wahoo earlier this week while fishing off of Big Pine Key, Florida. The man with Tom is Don "Big Tuna" Proffit. He is from Albemarle Sound, North Carolina. He and his wife Robbin are good friends of Tom and fish with him often. That day they were on Don and Robbin's boat the "Caribbean Soul".
Tom's son Tim speared a fish about the same size yesterday but a barracuda took it before he could pull it in. The one he is pictured with is a "Hog Snapper".
According to Tim, "We were out off Big Pine Key just inside Hawk's Channel and Pops pushed the fish to me and I hit it. That is what he said anyway. I think I was in the right spot and just got it with skill. But I learned it all from him. This capped off a day and a half of missing and losing fish. I also saw a nice Hawk's Bill Turtle just sitting on the floor waiting for something to swim by. What a day!
The Tedesco's are from Gloucester City NJ. Related: Hunting and Fishing