Brazil – 43rd Grander of the Year

Canavieras, Brazil – The Royal Charlotte Bank has produced another Grander, this time to Capt. Antonio “Tuba” Amaral on the Wahoo. Capt. Antonio released this beautiful Blue Marlin he called over 1,000 lbs, which may very well be the last Grander of 2o11.

Fish was fought for 35 Minutes and was caught on a Black Bart Brazil Pro jet black-pink skirt with a single hays hook 11/0.

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  1. Sanford 'Beamer' Green says

    What a spectacular fish! Congrats to angler, Capt, Amaral and crew!

  2. Fantastic! Catch ´n Release for life! Great!!!

  3. Gelson Petuco says

    Great job Capt.
    Release a fish this size is fantastic!

  4. Belíssimo peixe!!! Parabéns a toda equipe.

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