//Kayak fisherman hooks 500-pound marlin, ends in 6-hour battle

Kayak fisherman hooks 500-pound marlin, ends in 6-hour battle

Gonna want an even bigger boat.

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A fisherman in a kayak reportedly set an unofficial world file after he managed to hook a 500-pound black marlin off the Pacific Coast of Panama. The video footage, which was just lately shared to YouTube, exhibits the epic battle (over six hours) between fisherman Adam Fisk and the large marlin.

Fisk, a fishing information and accomplice at Los Buzos Panama fishing resort, was out on the water with a bunch of mates in January. Whereas the boys have been paddling out of their kayaks, the large 15-foot marlin took Fisk’s line.

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Robert Area, a kayak fisherman, videographer and host of YouTube sequence “Field Trips with Robert Field” was filming the trade and posted the footage on his web page, the place it has been seen greater than 400,000 instances.

“In this episode, Adam Fisk of Los Buzos Resort makes history once again when an estimated 500-plus pound marlin takes his bait while kayak fishing in front of his home on Panama’s Pacific coast. Watch as the team assembles to support him for what turns out to be a 6-hour fight that spans over 15 miles,” Area wrote of the video.

Fisk saved the marlin on his line for 4-hours, 37-minutes, permitting the fish to tug him out to sea and, hopefully, tire itself out. Nonetheless, Fisk didn’t wish to let the fish struggle too laborious, since they deliberate on releasing it alive.

“Marlin are notorious for fighting so hard and for so long that they die of exhaustion. It’s quite common, even when the angler intends to release the fish unharmed,” fisherman Robert Field said.

“Marlin are notorious for fighting so hard and for so long that they die of exhaustion. It’s quite common, even when the angler intends to release the fish unharmed,” fisherman Robert Area mentioned.
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“Marlin are notorious for fighting so hard and for so long that they die of exhaustion. It’s quite common, even when the angler intends to release the fish unharmed,” Area advised For the Win.

Since Fisk didn’t have the leverage within the kayak to reel within the marlin, the boys transferred the rod to a close-by panga boat and Area took over to convey the fish up sufficient to chop it free.

The whole trade final 6 hours, 12 minutes, the outlet reported.

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Fisk was extremely happy with his catch — solely barely bigger than the 450-pound marlin he caught final 12 months.

“I cannot consider a extra epic expertise to occur on the earth of kayak fishing, and the truth that Robert Area was right here to seize all of it is completely unbelievable,” Fisk wrote on his Facebook web page. “This catch is one for the books and one we’ll all be telling for the remainder of our lives. So happy with the entire group!”