One of the largest caught in the world--if not the largest--was reeled in last week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, weighing a staggering 427.9 pounds when it was put to scale Sunday.
According to Patch fish columnist Phil Friedman, the incredible catch was made by Robert Pedigo onboard his boat the Journeyman Thursday morning at around 10:30 a.m. with Captain Russel O'Neil at the helm.
The current world record is held by Mike Livingston, who made his catch on the San Diego long range boat Vagabond on Nov. 30, 2010. His fish weighed 405.2-pounds.
Livingston’s record will remain intact because a crew member onboard the yacht admitted to touching the rod while Pedigon was reeling in the giant fish. Any International Game Fish Association record fish must be caught unassisted.
"Yes, this fish is not going to be a world record because I touched the rod while Robert (Pedrigo) fought the fish," Osuna told Friedman. "We never thought this fish was going to go over 400-pounds."