As anyone who has caught tuna knows, they will chase bait on top, but, once hooked, they become fast, hard-fighting fish that usually stay deep. Suddenly, though, the one that I had on light tackle didn’t know its place. It leaped from the water and greyhounded across the top. At first, I didn’t realize the contradictory behavior. Then the captain started yelling from the tower, and I recognized what was going on.
The tuna on the end of my line was not trying to get away from me; it was trying to avoid being eaten.
Excerpt from Why We Fish: Reel Wisdom From Real Fishermen