Fisherman Hooks A Behemoth, 1,368 Pound Blue Marlin

Outdoors — July 31, 2015 at 11:00 am by


GTV The massive billfish, caught by Guy Kitaoka aboard the vessel Dayna, is the largest blue marlin caught off Kona in 23 years, and is only eight pounds shy of the world record, a 1,376-pound blue caught off Kona in 1982. t one point early in the battle, the marlin jumped far from the skiff, and Kitaoka estimated it to weigh about 300 pounds, Rizzuto wrote. But Capt. Bomboy Llanes, in a nearby yacht, was closer to the fish and radioed Omori to explain that they had hooked a rare “grander,” or a marlin weighing 1,000 pounds or more. t took seven men to haul the marlin through the transom door on Llanes’ boat, the Lana Kila. The fish measured nearly 12 feet long, with an 84-inch girth.

 Holy shit, this thing is a monster. Weighing in at 1,368 pounds, this is the largest blue marlin caught off Kona in over 20 years. It’s amazing that things like this consume the ocean, and even more remarkable that it couldn’t capsize that boat. Shoot over to the Waiopai Sport Facebook page, where everybody gets the chance to voice their opinion on the catch.

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