Hawaiian angler Kelley Everette made angling history on June 25, 1987, by setting the men’s 30-pound-test line-class world record for Pacific blue marlin with this incredible 1,103.5-pound fish. Everette was fishing out of Kona, Hawaii, aboard Northern Lights, a 37-foot Merritt captained at the time by Carl Schloderer. The record-breaking blue ate a 3-pound live skipjack and put up a spirited fight that lasted just under two hours. The grander is also the heaviest marlin ever landed on 30-pound tackle of any IGFA record.
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