A 16-year-old New York boy spent 7 hours with helpers to reel in a winner off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. The prize catch – a 1,058 pound Blue Marlin, measuring a massive 11 feet long from jaw to tail.
Koya Rizzuto from Brooklyn, New York is the proud owner of this mega-catch. The catch happened February 18 while fishing off the coast of Kona in a 45-foot-long Monterey boat.
Catching a 1,000 pound marlin is extremely rare, happening only a few times a year, if that – but this whopper is not the king of blue marlins as a 1,560 pound behemoth was reeled in by Alfred Glassell in Cabo Blanco, off the coast of Peru, in 1953.