Bazaruto, Mozambique – Capt. Jason Holtz on Big Bob weighed a 1,018 lbs. Black Marlin. They intended on releasing the fish, but it came up dead. Fish was caught by Stephanie Choate on a small Andy Moyes lure out of V mile in 200 feet of water. Fight time was was 1 Hour and 40 Minutes. Mate Chris Spanky was working the cockpit.
While the catch itself is impressive, Capt. Holtz has now released a Grander Black Marlin in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans and a Grander Blue Marlin in the Pacific and the Atlantic.
The Grander is the Ultimate prize in Big Game Fishing. Anglers will spend a lifetime trying to catch a fish over the magical 1,000 lbs. mark, but only the truly dedicated will achieve this goal.
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