[Reuploaded for Solving Music Copyrights Infringements] The History: A sport-fishing boat off the coast of Panama capsized last Thursday after someone aboard the boat snagged a gigantic black marlin. Photos of the ordeal posted to Facebook make it seem as though the monstrous fish sank the boat as it was being reeled aboard. According to Marlin Magazine, which obtained the epic pics and uploaded them to Facebook, the fish didn't actually play a role in sinking the boat, though the boat did eventually end up on the bottom of the ocean. Instead, the captain had been "backing down" on the fish, a practice where the boat is put in reverse to help reel in line. A large wave overtook the stern, upsetting the captain's balance, which caused him to slip backwards and accidentally hit the throttle into full reverse. This rapid movement in reverse ended up swamping the yacht and sinking it. A person claiming to be a spokesman for the boat manufacturer, Strike Yachts, took to boating forum The Hull Truth to offer a similar take on the incident: Direct from Panama I was told that the sea conditions
This was a fishing trip of a lifetime. Crossing over to the beautiful cobalt blue waters of Great Harbor, the goal was to catch Wahoos while High Speeding. Little to say we did more than that being rewarded with a Blue Marlin as well. The video includes a wahoo that we captured on film from the drone that was 100lbs and a blue marlin as well. Fishing with Captains Chip Sheehan and Tim Maddock the recipie for success was there aboard the 42' Invincible. To stay tuned with the latest videos, follow me on Instagram @bbegovic
The Port Douglas Marlin Challenge is strictly 'Tag & Release' - No fish are killed or harmed in any way, in fact great care is taken by ensuring a quick tag ( that's why you see boats backing down towards the Marlin ) and a controlled release. Indeed the tagging procedure ( a small stainless steel and inert plastic numbered device ) provides valuable migratory and range information to monitor Marlin populations...
A nice black marlin off Cairns, Australia jumps and lands aboard the "Little Audrey." The crew was lucky to escape with only minor injuries and the feisty marlin was released. Little Audrey Game fishing Charters www.littleaudrey.com.au