New Hampshire Woman Hauls In Massive 650-Pound Bluefin Tuna… BY HERSELF… & Gets Blasted For It

New Hampshire tuna catch
Michelle Bancewicz Cicale

This is insane.

A lot of us have been on some basic fishing trips, reeling in a few bass, maybe some catfish, or maybe even some big ol’ muskie and pike up; north… the kind of fish that make us feel like kings and queens of the lake.

But a monster tuna? Most of us probably aren’t in that boat (no pun intended).

Last October, lifetime angler Michelle Bancewicz Cicale of Seabrook, New Hampshire, reeled in the catch of her life… by herself. We’re talking about a 643-pound Bluefin Tuna… completely solo.

When you see the video of Cicale trying to get the massive fish into her boat named “No Limits,” it’s mindboggling how much bigger this fish is than her.

It looks like it’ll sink the boat…

I mean seriously, one would think this is a David and Goliath story.

This specific catch was much larger than the average Bluefin Tuna, as National Geographic states that the average Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is 6.5 feet in length, and 550 pounds.

And perhaps the most mindboggling part, is the fact that this is only half of the New Hampshire state record for Bluefin Tuna in New Hampshire, as Garth Morin, Bruce DelleChiaie, and Rick Green landed a 962-pounder back in 2013, according to On The Water.

The word record comes in just shy of a whopping 1,500 pounds.

However, the Twitter crowd didn’t take too fondly of the catch, as the video drew a number of “but why?” type of responses.

Never had sushi? What do you think a tuna looks like?

Needless to say, the clueless Twitter mob let her have it:

Clearly, folks on Twitter never caught a fish in their life…

And while the heavy sushi and sashimi demand has drastically reduced the population of Atlantic bluefin tuna (some of these bad boys can fetch over a million dollars per fish), populations have been rising in recent years thanks to conservation efforts.

In fact, according to national Geographic, the Atlantic bluefin tuna has been removed from the endangered species list.

Helluva catch Michelle.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock