The giant Marlin caught in Hawaii wasn’t just a fish story that was too good to be true. The 1,368-pound blue marlin caught in Hawaii has been seen online with the fish looking as big as a small car. According to Bleacher Report on Thursday, the fish falls just eight pounds short of the all-tackle record set in 1982, but it’s still a really large catch.
The first look of the giant marlin had people on social media wondering if it was just another exaggerate fish story. Extremely big, the fish was measured to be roughly 12-foot long, the photograph was confirmed as legit. It was reported by Sports Grid on Wednesday that the fish was somewhere between the ages of 18 and 26 years old. Compared to other records, it appears that this giant marlin is one of the biggest catches so far this year.
The fight to get the giant Marlin took some time as the fish didn’t come into the boat willing. The crew needed to have the help of an electric reel and the size of the fish also surprised the crew when it got closer to the boat. Charter group Ihu Nui Sportfishing has offered up other images of big catches in the past and obviously knows where to go to find the biggest (and best) catches in Hawaii. The company was the first to show a short video of the fish after it was caught. Additionally, following up with questions, the company has confirmed the fish was caught legally in appropriate waters without being lured like some people on social media have suggested.