Women's 8-Pound-Line-Class Sailfish Record

Marlene Vallarino landed this impressive catch out of Tropic Star Lodge.

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Women's sailfish recordCourtesy IGFA

On Dec. 14, 1985, Marlene Vallarino was fishing out of Panama’s famous Tropic Star Lodge aboard Australia with Capt. Dave Rose when a 130-pound sailfish crushed the bonito strip bait she was trolling. After a one-hour fight, the fish was landed, and the catch has remained the women’s 8-pound-line-class record ever since.