Horta, Azores – Team Habitat lead by Captain & Angler Lukas Folk along with Marco Nielsen and eventually Marty Bates weighed a 1,254 lbs. Blue Marlin. Capt. Marty Bates made a guest appearance after the two man crew of Lukas and Marco realized they needed an extra hand.
This is tied for the 11th Largest Blue Marlin ever caught in the Atlantic, matching the 1,254 caught in the Cape Verdes on the Big Oh in 2015. The fish ate a Black Bart Grander Candy and had a 148” Short, 80” Girth and a 20” Tail.