Big Blue Marlin for Christmas

A big Blue Marlin for Christmas.  Riley Wight from Heppner, OR brightened his Christmas Holidays this week in Kona with a beautiful 524 pounder.  It had been a slow couple of days with only one official marlin strike to report until this day.  We left the harbor and headed north to the “grounds”.  Just moments after Crewman Adam Ludwig  finished the chair talk  with Riley, the stinger line was screaming.   We instantly knew it was a big fish and likely a blue marlin.  With lines cleared and cameras manned, Riley is in for the ride of his life.  The fish ran, jumped and charged,  finally becoming tail wrapped.   After determining the fish was dying, we planed the fish up and unfortunately could not revive it.  We boated the marlin and came to the scales to weigh and unload before we headed out for more Hawaiian adventures.  Later in the afternoon we were just outside “F Buoy” and the same lure was bit again.  Line was screaming off and then nothing!  May have been a Big Tuna!

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