800lbs Black Marlin!February 26, 2012
Today Angler Shaun Tolson made West Coast Fishing Club history by catching the club’s first estimated 800lbs Black Marlin. The fish was caught very late in the day around 10 min prior to our packing up time. Captian Jr. and Mate Donar spotted the fish about 50ft from the boat just swimming on the surface. Captian Jr. managed to bring the boat and bait right in front of the fish and sure enough the Marlin was hungry and quickly bit one of the pieces of live bait.
Shaun jumped into the chair and the fight was on. The Marlin fight lasted around 25 min, but this 800lbs fish gave us an amazing show.
It is the biggest Marlin to be caught by West Coast Fishing Club so far and the biggest Marlin for Mate Donar as well. We were all in awe of the massive fish and it was successfully tagged and released!
Check out some of the pics!
Our first view of the 800lbs Black Marlin.
This shot was taken with my Nikon D3. The fishing is being tagged by Mate Donar and it was succsessful.
Photographing from Paradise,