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#1 Hum

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:59

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!" :p

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 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.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:03

They should have had a bigger Boat. :D

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:06

And, of course, the fish got away.


Or did it? It could be still tied to the boat.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:17

Nice to see the fish win every once in a while.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:50

They should have had a bigger Boat. :D



I see what you did there.....dun dun

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:57

I'm waiting for the rematch. :D

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:08

^ We'll book you a day on the next fishing trip. :shifty:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:58

^ That's a deal.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:07

theres a black marlin swimming around with a 1000 yards of game line and god knows how much mono backing.. it would of spooled the reel and got away haha