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Marlin - - CONTENTS - BY JACK VITEK

Hawai­ian an­gler Kel­ley Everette made angling his­tory on June 25, 1987, by set­ting the men’s 30-pound-test line-class world record for Pa­cific blue mar­lin with this in­cred­i­ble 1,103.5-pound fish. Everette was fish­ing out of Kona, Hawaii, aboard North­ern Lights, a 37-foot Mer­ritt cap­tained at the time by Carl Schloderer. The record­break­ing blue ate a 3-pound live skip­jack and put up a spir­ited fight that lasted just un­der two hours. The grander is also the heav­i­est mar­lin ever landed on 30-pound tackle of any IGFA record.

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