The team fishing from Rod Bender caught a 486.6-pound blue and claimed the Duke Kahanamoku Memorial Award. Colton, after a recent heart surgery, was in the cockpit clearing tackle when a blue marlin approached the lure he was retrieving. Due to strict tournament rules, Colton's decision to get in the fighting chair resulted in him withstanding a four-hour fight. The Rod Bender team, fishing from a 35-foot Cabo, decided to bring the fish to the boat since no other marlin at that stage had been weighed. No others topped it during the tournament, but one the day before was around twice as big.