19
Feb

Ghost Marlin

ANGLER: Thomas Baker

TAG ID: GFR30426

SPECIES TAGGED: Marlin, blue (Makaira nigricans)

SEX: Female

DATE: 02/19/2020

LOCATION: Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

OCEAN: Pacific
LATITUDE: 19.59422
LONGITUDE: -156.23362

BOAT NAME: Kona Cowboy
CAPTAIN NAME: Shawn Slattery
MATE 1 NAME: Hannah Drake

CATCH DATA

MEASUREMENT INFORMATION:
OVERALL LENGTH: 84 in
MEASUREMENT TYPE: Estimated TL (Total Length)

ESTIMATED WEIGHT: 375 lbs
FIGHT TIME: 30 min
FISH CONDITION: Excellent
ADDITIONAL REMARKS:

We were sport fishing in Kona, HI. We used a lure. She was a large fish and fought hard. She was exhausted when we finally pulled her in and we almost had to cut her free because two large (8-9 ft) sharks had come close to the boat for her. We observed her alongside the boat and did not haul her into the boat. We quickly took pictures and then released her ASAP. She slowly sank underwater which worried me, but the boat captain said the cool water will revive her and that he saw her swim off underwater before we departed. Everyone on board was concerned the sharks did not get her and that was top priority since this would be a catch and release fish. Our very first time ocean fishing!

BAIT USED: Artificial Lure
WAS THE FISH PREVIOUSLY TAGGED? No
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