TEAL Tuna Catch – 1963
Shoal’s Dock in Great Kills, Staten Island, NY was hopping in 1963 at the end of a very successful day of 'Mud Hole' tuna fishing aboard Captain Freddie Moore's "TEAL". These big bluefin tuna weighed between 250 and 300 pounds! Not bad for a bunch of guys fishing on a party boat with single-speed Penn reels and 8-foot 'widow maker' rods. Ouch, pass me the Ben-Gay liniment! Photo courtesy of Ken Ekberg.