October 23, 2012
600-lb. Black Marlin Goes Medieval on Tourney Crew
By Joe Cermele
You may have heard whispers or seen a snippet over the weekend of a 600-pound black marlin jumping into the cockpit of the Little Audrey, a sportfisherman out of Cairns, Australia. Well, today I stumbled upon the longer footage taken by the crew. Apparently they had four cameras running and captured the aerial assault from multiple angles. It's some pretty wicked stuff. Two things I'd like to point out on a personal note: 1.) Though I've only gotten to experience it a few times, there is no bigger rush in fishing than when a big boat is backing down hard on a marlin and the cockpit is filling with water. You feel like you need to hold your chest so your heart doesn't blow out. 2.) Kudos to the crew on the music choice. I couldn't have picked it better myself.