OBX Today’s top story of 2021: Williamsburg-area anglers battle giant bluefin tuna for a catch of lifetime

Josiah and Ezekiel Vanfleet with their monster blue fin tuna. [submitted photo]

Big fish, a big fire, tragic accidents, fake news and new records were among the top stories of 2021 on the Outer Banks. As 2021 comes to an end, we’re looking back at the most-read stories at OBXToday.com. Today we wrap up the countdown with the most popular story.

A group of anglers from the Williamsburg-area had a big catch on a little boat in March. Josiah Vanfleet of Toano, Virginia, his son Ezekiel, and a few friends, were 45 miles off the Outer Banks aboard their 22-foot Grady-White outboard when they hooked up with a giant bluefin tuna.

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