By Steve Dougherty
When Cameron “Twitchy” Plaag set the spread on July 11, 2014 under the careful watch of Capt. Kevin Deerman, he likely had no idea he would soon encounter the fish of a lifetime—a 972.7-pound blue marlin which ultimately took top honors in the Bastante John Uhr Memorial Billfish Tournament and stake claim as the new Texas state record. Still riding high from that catch seven years later, Plaag was most recently part of the newest Texas state record bluefin tuna weighing 876 pounds caught aboard Quantified on April 14 with Capt. Justin Drummond.