A sixteen-year-old fishing off of Kona, Hawaii may have caught one of the biggest fish recorded in years.
Kai Rizzuto was fishing in Hawaii on Wednesday night when he felt an unusual tug on his fishing line. Rizzuto then grabbed his pole and reeled in what was on the other end, which was about a 100 yards away from his charter boat. That is when he saw something that many of us would consider breathtaking. He saw the mammoth 1,058-pound marlin appear out of the water. Rizzuto knew he had to real this fish in and fought what he described as the most struggling experience he’s ever dealt with while fishing. He was using a green Koya Poi Dog lure with a yellow shell and a red eye, which is supposed to look like a squid.
Rizzuto was successful at pulling in the marlin, also known as a grander, after battling the beast for about half an hour. Rizzuto recalls the events to Hawaii News Now where he stated, “it was a 30-minute fight. I’ll tell you, it was the hardest 30 minutes I’ve ever fought a fish. When I saw that fish at the end of line I was just thinking: don’t break off; do not break off.” Rizzuto had moral support from his crew throughout the whole ordeal.
Fish Track reported that the fish had cleared the water several times in those 30 minutes, but never got close to the boat. Eventually the fish rolled over. When the crew got close to it, they reportedly tried to save the creature’s life, but it was too late.
The teen’s grandfather, who many are sure is very proud told Hawaii News Now, “My estimate is today there are over 100 people that are enjoying that fish;” a creature that measured 11 feet long and as previously mentioned was 1,058 pounds.
Photo By: Ihu Nui Sportfishing
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