The largest land cruiser in the world, the Land Cruiser 5 is equipped with two 120-foot-long nets and two 30-foot nets.
The big fish catches have made the 5’s official record.
The 5 is owned by the American Aquarium of Southern California and has become one of the fastest and most profitable commercial fishing boats in the US.
“The first land fish we caught was a 4-footer and we went to the hospital in San Diego for the day and we couldn’t get a shot of him,” said Jim Kastel, the assistant chief of public affairs for the American Animal Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.
“We couldn’t even get a couple of bites.
It was a bit of a shock to our whole team, especially the doctors.
But they had the most incredible reaction.
They just knew that we could do it.”
The fish was named “Cody” because the team had been working together for a year and they knew Cody was one of them.
The 4-year-old was so big, they had to have a crane haul him back to the boat.
“It was a miracle that he was alive,” Kastle said.
The boat has been in service since 2014, and Kastels team has caught about 500 pounds of fish.
The crew has also caught a lot of big-name fish, including a 3-foot silver bass.
Kastles team is now waiting for the big fish to go to a market in the United States.
“They just love it, so we are all really happy to see it, even if we are only going to have the big guys for a little bit longer,” Kasterl said.