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Thursday, 31 January 2013

MARLIN WINS! WHAT MARLIN?


A fisherman off Panama was battling a huge black marlin when the battle took a turn for the worse. The fish sank the boat. Or as Marlin Magazine put it on its Facebook post, "Marlin Wins!". Not all the details are in, but apparently the captain began backing down on the huge fish, a common practice in big-game fishing when a fish is taking line. He puts the boat in reverse to chase the fish. One commenter on Marlin Magazine's Facebook post who apparently had some knowledge of fishing wrote:-




"A very inexperienced skipper backing down way to hard, caught a corner and sunk the boat, never go Big Game Fishing with amateurs guys, it may be cheaper, but could cost you your life, they were very lucky that there was another boat close enough to take these photos and rescue them, or they would all be shark bait !!!. This was West Coast Fishing Club's Strike 37, which is one of two boats that supports there mothership operation based off of Isla Coiba, Panama. Thank God every one was rescued ok, thats the main thing guys. I would love to hear the conversation between the skipper and the owner, if there was one,which I doubt. Any one need a skipper?"


Another commenter on Marlin Magazine's Facebook post who apparently had some knowledge of fishing wrote the incident said that the captain fell as he was backing down on the fish at full throttle. The boat took on too much water and, finally, there was no correcting the situation. Marlin Magazine reported that the boat went to the bottom of the sea and everybody on board was rescued by the photo boat. And, of course, the fish got away. 

More photos as the boat sinks and the fish continues to jump: