(Nov. 24, 2005) -- ELB resident Ray Woolhether isn't having turkey for Thanksgiving. He's having Ahi Tuna -- and lots of it.
He and some chums caught these giant Ahi Tuna off the coast of Cabo San Lucas.
Six of these giants, weighing about 200 lbs. each, graced Mr. Woolhether's driveway.
"The fish are flash frozen right on the boat," Mr. Woolhether said. Note the ice, as they defrost.
As word spead, the fish drew a crowd.
This one already became sashimi. The rest will be tonight's Thanksgiving meal.
The State of Hawaii website says Ahi "refers to two species, bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)...The yellowfin gains its name because the soft dorsal and anal fins and finlets are bright yellow in color." (LBReport.com didn't examine the anal or dorsal finlets, sorry).