Cape Verdes – 11th Grander of the Year

Cape Verde Islands – Capt. Brad Philipps of Guatemala fame has been running the Hooker this summer with great success. Over the last 8 Days, they have released 25 Blue Marlin, including this Grander Blue Marlin. Capt. Philipps got good measurements on this fish with a 132” Short Measurement and a 20” Inch Tail Girth. The fish took a pitch bait off a teaser, right at the back of the boat. Capt. Philipps released the fish in great shape after a couple shots and measurements.

Congratulations to Capt. Brad Philipps and crew on the Hooker for a fish of a lifetime!


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