What a whopper! Hawaii woman reels half-ton marlin

What a whopper! Hawaii woman reels half-ton marlin

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    What a whopper! Hawaii woman reels half-ton marlin

    HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii tournament angler fought a 12-foot, half-ton marlin in the Pacific Ocean for more than four hours before she and her teammates got the monster fish out of the water - but she missed out on the glory and thousands of dollars in prize money.
    This is not a gun story but you have to admit WOW what a fish and a story to go with it!
    So the question is.... you think she will get it stuffed and mount it on her wall



    Palmer's fish weighed in at 1,022.5 pounds, well over the record of 950 pounds for a woman using a 130-pound line, tournament organizer Jody Bright said.
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    A "whopper" of an entry fee, too:

    ... Palmer, her captain and crewmates put up roughly $9,000 to enter last week.

    If faced with achieving a record or achieving the "glory" (satisfaction) of landing it at all, I'd also have opted for getting it aboard ... via any means possible.

    As anyone who's fished knows, there's only so much one can do with rod and reel. Even 130# line's got its limits. It's a real testament to the boat's skipper and the angler's stamina. Four hours on hook is eye-opening all by itself.
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