In March of 2013, Sami fished for bluefin tuna in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For this trip, Igor, Dima, Oleg & Dima joined Sami to fish on the Tuna Duck, captained by Dan Rooks.
In this video Sami lands a 69 inch bluefin tuna using Saltywater Tackle Race Point 300 and the brand new 2013 Shimano Stella 18000SWBHG. The fight time was about 20 minutes. The fish took a Moutoukenmaru lure.