Azores – 10th Grander of the Year

Azores – Capt. Filipe Goulart on the Habitat weighed an impressive 1,188 lb Blue Marlin. The fish unfortunately died after a three and a half hour battle on 80 lbs test. Fish was just 2 lbs short of the World Record on 80 lbs test. Fish was caught on a Black Bart 1656 Angle.

Short:147 inches
Girth :74 inches
Tail :21 inches

Habitat's 1,188 lbs Blue Marlin.

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  2. Wow! These fish are crazy huge! Unbelivable really.

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