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I'm thinking like bigjake. That fish on 6lb test is amazing.
Wow! Those striped marlins make mine look like a tadpole!!! Great stuff.
This fish is never mentioned because they need help boating her.
Marlin are a meat fish here in Hawaii.
The one I caught weight 175 and tasted great.
If you want to taste a big one just go to the swapmeet they sell them smoked.
Billfish belong in the water, not hanging by their tails.
wow, #3 was caught on 6lb test.my ultralight is spooled with 6lb test, I couldnt see me using it for marlin, lol
Many years ago I was listening to a local Saturday morning radio fishing program. The hosts presented the following question and encouraged their audience to call in with the correct answer to win a prize. The question: What is the largest marlin ever landed on a rod and reel? Local Charter Captain Ray Rosher called in the correct answer. I have forgotten the weight of the fish but it was a Pacific Blue Marlin exceeding 1800 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds. The marlin's weight was very impressive, even more impressive to me was the undigested nearly 400 pound yellowfin tuna the giant blue had just eaten. The marlin was not eligible for any records as several anglers had handled the rod. Capt. Rosher disqualified himself from the radio contest because he was a professional. Capt. Ray Rosher is currently internationally recognized as an extraordinary captain and winner of many tournaments. Capt Ray is frequently featured on TV and participates in many fishing related events.
John Dannelly, South Florida Sport Fishermen, Miami, Florida
All I can say is wow.. It's hard for me to fathom fish that size. One day I'll get to go on a dream deep sea trip!
Melanie Kisbee caught this near half-ton Pacific blue marlin near Batemans Bay, Australia in mid-March 1999. The giant fish is the women's IGFA 80-pound line class record for the species, and it weighed 996-pounds, 14-ounces.
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