Cape Verdes – 17th Grander of the Year

Cape VerdesCapt. Simon Bracey on the Happy Hooker 1 released a Blue Marlin over 1,000 lbs. This is the 3rd Grander of the Year for Capt. Simon and the 12th Grander for the Happy Hooker 1.

Fight time was 55 minutes for Angler Wim Moens. Fish was caught on a Legend Lures Enki.

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  1. @Southernkiddo says

    Super nice fish!! How lucky are you w all those granders!! Nice job Capt. WOW!!!

  2. scott smith says

    Nice to see you finally came to your senses and let one of these great fish live to pass on her genes!

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