October 29, 2013
Marlin Jumps In Boat. Man Jumps Out.
By Joe Cermele
I've never been on a offshore boat when a mako shark, wahoo, or marlin launched itself into the cockpit during the fight. But it definitely happens, and there are enough Youtube videos out there to prove it. The one below is the latest edition of "Marlin Leaps Into Boat Theater," and it demonstrates what may not be a terrible response to a hot billfish thrashing around on the deck. Stay and risk getting speared? Cower in the corner? Get the heck off the boat? Which would you pick?