Cape Verde Islands – Capt. Zak Conde on Amelia has weighed a 1,145 lbs Blue Marlin. Fish was caught off of San Antao. 1st Grander for Capt. Zak with mate “Scuba” Steve Hall.
Angler was Stephan Kreupl of Germany. This is his 2nd Grander, holding the 80 lbs IGFA Record 1,238 lbs Pacific Blue Marlin. Stephan joked with us that he may want to go for a Grander Black as well, which would give him the “Grander Slam”. We say, go buy a lottery ticket Stephan, as you are one lucky man.
The hook-up happened near the Noroeste Bank, close to the Island of San Antao. It was a an hour and a half battle, but according to Stephan the biggest battle was getting the fish on board. With the fish still in the water, the boat was now being circled by a number of sharks. Knowing this was a fish of a lifetime, mate Steve “Ice Veins” Hall jumped in the water to secure the rope on the fish in order to get her aboard. Now THAT is going all the way for your clients. Good on ya Steve!
Stephan was using his own lure named “SuperJet” produced by Bluewater Fishing Lures (www.bluewaterfishing.eu)