Azores – 5th Grander of the Year

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Horta, Azores – Captain Olaf Grimkowski and Captain Marty Bates on Xacara weighed a 1,042 lbs. Blue Marlin. It took Angler Daniel Lluhi twenty (20) minutes to get her to the boat after she ate a Moyes Large Argus.


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  1. Awesome job Brandon Messingschlager!!!!

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