This was a very special fish. Took a guest out for his 50th birthday. His life long dream had been to catch a Marlin. With fishing you can plan as much as you like but you just never know. So no promises were made.
We set of in the midst of a heavy rain storm. Conditions not looking good. Within an hour of heading towards the drop lightning strikes just meters from us. Deafening us and with our tails between pur legs we b line for the nearest island to wait it out.
After a few hours we see a small window. We take it. Pick up a nice tuna just before the drop. Rig him up live and slowly move towards the drop. Just as we get there I put the boat in neutral and release the line to let the tuna swim down. And like clock work the line started shooting out. Then the magic count down begins. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 and engage gear. Tighten line and zzzzzzzzzzz. MARLIN!!! #marlin#bluewater#birthdayfish#pennreels#livebait#catchandrelease
#tbt beautiful #sunset
at #giliair randomly with this meaningful catch & release by Matt Simons
“Everybody got their reason, Everybody got their way, We're just catching and releasing
What builds up throughout the day
It gets into your body
And it flows right through your blood
We can tell each other secrets, And remember how to love”