Yesterday we finally had some luck on our side. Fishing off the cement factory near Funchal we raised a nice fish on the teaser. We wound in the teaser hoping she would fade back onto the short lure’s. Instead she was down deep watching the propeller’s. I quickly handlined up the short corner lure and she piled all over it, awesome bite right on the first wave. The big girl fought hard and she did some nice jumps around the boat and on the leader. Mike did a great job in the chair and he was stoked to catch his biggest blue. After about a 20 minute fight we let her go in really good condition. We all agreed she was a solid 750#. As we were fighting our fish “Hawkeye” hooked up a nice fish right alongside us. They fought the fish for a while and when they finally got her to the boat they couldn’t revive her. They decided to put her in the boat and she weighed 649#. Even though their were a couple nice fish caught the fishing in general is still slow for the fleet. Today “Hawkeye” released a big one they called 850# on 80#.

750# Blue Marlin "Grander"

750# Blue Marlin "Grander"

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  1. Jan says:

    Great catch – Pete & the boys enjoying your blog also –
    the South Pacific crew

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