Tag Archive: Pelagics

Teen Reels In 1,058-Pound Blue Marlin Off Kona Coast






” It was certainly the catch of the day for a New York City teenager when he “caught the fish of a lifetime,” a 1,058-pound blue marlin, off the Kona coast on Wednesday.

” I would imagine that there’s not very many more things as exhilarating than catching a ‘grander’ in Kona,” said 16-year-old Kai Rizzuto.”





” The gargantuan marlin measured 11 feet from its jaw to tail and took Kai 30 minutes to reel in. “It was a 30-minute fight. I’ll tell you it was the hardest 30 minutes I’ve ever fought a fish,” said Rizzuto. “When I saw that fish at the end of line I was just thinking, don’t break off. Do not break off.” “


Hawaii News Now












Ten Yellowfin Tuna Catches That Blow Yours Out Of The Water






” In May 2003, Candace Meyer landed this massive yellowfin tuna off the coast of Ada Foah, Ghana. The 314-pounder is the largest yellowfin catch ever by a female angler, according to IGFA records. Meyer caught the fish on 130-pound tackle and landed the fish in 45 minutes. Will two decades pass before this record is surpassed? “


See the other nine monster catches at SportFishingMag












Incredible Drone Footage Of Blue Marlin On Miss Behavin






” Drones have been around for a couple years now but not until very recently have folks mastered the art of operating drones while fighting marlin.  Check out the crew of the Miss Behavin filming some incredible footage of their Marlin Battles.  Congrats to the crew.


Thanks to Squidnation














See Why Sailfish Are Considered One Of The Ocean’s Top Predators







” A new study shows how sailfish use their deadly sword-like bills to hunt and capture schooling prey fish. Any angler who pursues sailfish knows that they are one of the fastest and deadliest apex predators in the seas.

  Sailfish, along with marlins and swordfish, are equipped with a long sword-like bill that they use to hunt prey. A study published earlier this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B provides a unique look at how sailfish use their deadly bills to hunt and capture schooling prey.”


WideOpenSpaces has the story








GBR 2013


” Watch wiremen Justin Petrilli & Erik Lorentzen take on the Black Marlin of the Great Barrier Reef, including three over 1,000 pounds, on Tradition with Capt. Tim Richardson.”

     As winter rages all through the northeast , those of us who aren’t known as fans of the winter sports … skiing , snowmobiling and such , find ourselves longing for the moment we can splash our boats and head out for a day of or I should say , many days of , fishing . Until that time comes we’ll just have to live vicariously through the catches of others and this crew has some catches . Enjoy .









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What A Day Of Fishing



Published on Jul 29, 2013

” Christian Hampl, aboard his boat “Kamila”, succesfully released, by IGFA rules, 14 Pacific Blue Marlin. 07/15/13. 11 fish were tagged.

Capt. Edgar Montero
Wireman: Ronald “Memín” Chacón
Tagman: Sergio “Yeyo” Cascante
Cameraman: Rolbin “Popín” Marchena”









Anglers Fishing On Marlin Darlin’ Were Taken By Surprise When This Blue Marlin Leapt Right Into The Cockpit


Acrobatic Blue Marlin On The Pipe Dream





” We’ve got a jumper! Ransom Pipes captured this video of an acrobatic blue marlin while fishing on the Pipe Dream in Grand Isle, Louisiana.”










10 Fish-Fighting Videos That’ll Get Your Heart Pumping





” If this doesn’t get you juiced about fishing, nothing will. If you’ve never caught a mako shark, you might want to give it a try. They jump like no other fish in the sea. These guys found out when they hooked up at the 2:00 mark in this video. Their hollers are genuine and ring true to the spirit of angling, watching in awe as the shark launches into the air time after time.”

See all ten videos here

300lb 8ft Flying Shark Leaps Into New Jersey Fishing Boat




” Two New Jersey fishermen were out on the open seas when a big one very nearly caught them!

Clint Simek and Tom Rostron Jr. were on the Atlantic Ocean 40 miles south of New York City when an 8-foot shark grabbed one of their baits and pounced aboard their small craft.

The duo were paralysed by fear and ended up cowering in the aft of their 30ft boat whilst the ferocious shark began violently thrashing around on deck.

With the fish’s two inch teeth clear for them to see, the sailors decided to wait until the fish began to tire before tying it up.

In the meantime, the frenetic shark began eating everything in sight including cushions, speakers and even the boats decking through which water began to seep.”


How Five Skippers Pulled Off Major Tourney Wins





” What does it take to win a fishing tournament? Perhaps a better question is, what doesn’t it take? The dirty little secret about tournament fishing is that winning requires a lot of everything. While intense preparation usually figures as a major component of any successful team, that doesn’t preclude plain dumb luck as accounting for a winner’s check. Similarly, playing it safe on the water is often the key to success — but then again, the risk-taker is sometimes the one who prevails in the end. And that’s the beauty of tournament fishing: You never know what lies in wait.

Here are a few thoughts from some recent winners of big events and their accounts of just how they did it.”






Amazing Billfish Bite In Guatemala



Capt. Brad Philipps (rear) led Angela (left) and Dave (right) Workman to an amazing 91 sailfish releases Dec. 28, 2012, aboard Decisive.



” Capt. Brad Philipps, generally regarded as one of the best billfish captains on the planet, added to his legacy in late December, tallying incredible numbers of billfish releases aboard his 40-foot Gamefisherman,Decisive.

Over a 10-day stretch, Philipps, who operates Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures, released well over 400 sailfish. The action got hot right after Christmas, on Dec. 27, when Philipps found a huge body of fish only 7 to 14 miles offshore and tallied 40 releases from 49 bites.

“But the following day saw one of those unbelievable bites most only dream about,” said Philipps, who has released more than 23,000 billfish over the past 11 years in Guatemala and has won The Billfish Foundation’s Release Captain of the Year Award for 10 years straight.”



An Overview Of All-Tackle IGFA World Records…



 ” While there have been bigger marlin landed commercially and by recreational anglers not in accordance with IGFA rules, pictured below are the leading big fish, officially speaking. These are the certified all-tackle world records for black, Atlantic and Pacific blue, striped and white marlin. They represent the ultimate benchmarks for anglers chasing the world’s biggest fish.”



Black Marlin


biggest black marlin

Weight: 1560 pounds

Angler: Alfred Glassell, Jr.

Location: Cabo Blanco, Peru

Date: August 4, 1953

Notes: Glassel, Jr. of Houston boated this behemoth after a one hour and forty-five minute fight. The 174-inch fish fell for a mackerel trolled in the once-legendary Black Marlin Boulevard off Cabo Blanco.



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