Holiday giving comes in all shapes and sizes
Rather than keeping it, Cameron decided to share his good fortune by donating the fish to the Foodbank of Southern California, located in Long Beach.
The cow, weighing in at 296.5-pounds, was the largest yellowfin Cameron has caught and it gave him quite a fight.
"The fish almost spooled me -- 700 yards of line. I wasn't too excited about chasing the fish in a small skiff in shark-infested waters, but he stopped and I was able to get him back to the boat," Cameron told Outposts.
He also gave thanks to the ship's crew.
"This one took over an hour to land, and skipper Andy Cates and first mate Joe D'Acquisto helped me land this whopper," said Cameron. "I couldn't have landed this fish without Joe's guidance. The crew on the Red Rooster are true professionals."This isn't the first time -- nor will it be the last -- that Cameron, a Southern California Edison employee, thought of others less fortunate.
"I donate part of my catch every year to the food bank," he said. "But this year a lot of families are in need, so I decided to donate my big fish."
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Todd Cameron poses with the 296.5-pound yellowfin he caught on H&M Landing's Red Rooster III. Credit: H&M Landing
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