Hawaii has lots of big marlin in its history, like Bart Miller’s 1,656-pound blue, Harry Grace’s 1,660-pounder and [Cornelius] Choy’s monster 1,805-pound fish. My grandfather, Sabas Llanes, used his hand line to catch a 988‑pound blue marlin from his 19-foot canoe. The marlin swallowed a 50-pound yellowfin tuna he had on the line. In 2003, I caught a 1,258.5‑pound blue marlin in the Firecracker Tournament; my second grander, which weighed 1,041.5 pounds, was caught in November 2014. It’s just a matter of time before the all-tackle records are broken.