I just saw a 311# yellowfin. Denny Peterson, a Port Aransas local, just pulled in to Deep Sea Headquarters with his fish from the Excel 10 day trip that came back yesterday. The fish were going to be cleaned by Deep Sea fishcleaners. The first fish out of the trailer was the 311# yellowfin. It was HUGH! He caught the fish on a Tiagra 30W spooled with 130# PowerPro and a 100# Fluoro leader. Flylining a mack he got hit and started getting spooled. They used a backup reel and the skiff for the 3 hr fight. When he landed the fish they were 3 miles from the boat and had broken the rod below the top 2 guides. The fish was landed on the 1st. A couple of days before that he landed his then personal best 185#. His fishing companion had a 252# that looked small when it was unloaded. I didn't watch them unload all the fish but it was amazing! I may have to make one of those trips before I get too old. It makes my 12 hr trip in the morning rather insignificant but I'll do my best. Google Excel fishing to see the fish and the trip.