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Old 01-30-2013, 05:06 PM
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Default Black Marlin vs..Boat .......Boat sinks!









A fisherman off Panama was battling a huge black marlin when the battle took a turn for the worse. The fish sank the boat.

Or as Marlin Magazine put it on its Facebook post, "Marlin Wins!"

Not all the details are in, but apparently the captain began backing down on the huge fish, a common practice in big-game fishing when a fish is taking line. He puts the boat in reverse to chase the fish.

One commenter on Marlin Magazine's Facebook post who apparently had some knowledge of the incident said that the captain fell as he was backing down on the fish at full throttle. The boat took on too much water and, finally, there was no correcting the situation.

Marlin Magazine reported that the boat went to the bottom of the sea and everybody on board was rescued by the photo boat. And, of course, the fish got away.

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/...ing+like+that/
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Photographer was in the right place at the right time...incredible shots. Unfortunate for el capitan!
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I'm not sure I buy this, a Marlin sinks a boat that size, was it tied off to the top teiror something?
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LOL, what an idiot.
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Damn, nobody could reach the helm in time to stop the boat from pulling itself under?
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Shenanigans.
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I always wondered if that could happen when backing down on a fish. Now I know.
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I'm not sure I buy this, a Marlin sinks a boat that size, was it tied off to the top teiror something?
How is the fish jumping in the air and the line is taught on a different plane, or is that something else?

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Looks April 1 to me
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How is the fish jumping in the air and the line is taught on a different plane, or is that something else?

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thats the outrigger
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It would appear the operator of the boat sank it while a fisherman was fighting the Marlin. Full throttle in reverse then lost control of the helm, very doubtful the fish had anything to do with the total fuck up.
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thats the outrigger
Is that a euphemism?
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Is that a euphemism?
no its a long pole that is designed to spread out your fishing lures when trolling. or it is sometimes utilized to fly cocktail flags by people with floating condos.
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no its a long pole that is designed to spread out your fishing lures when trolling.
In that case, I may have to change my name to Johnny Outrigger!

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In that case, I may have to change my name to Johnny Outrigger!

johhny short rigger...

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I wanted to assist in clearing up the mystery of the Black Marlin and the 37 Strike.
As you have read there are many posts and sites that contain justified and unjustified statements. Please know that this is one of those freak accidents and accidents happen anywhere at any time. We are thankful that there were fellow fisherman there and no one was hurt.
However as the boats manufacture I feel compelled to address some posts. As some think the Marlin did not take down the boat. The transom is 3 feet high from the waterline with a 13 ft. beam and a stepped hull does not play into what happened. The engine room was not filled with water considering the engines were still running. There was not a cracked exhaust, loose hose, the boat is equipped with bilge pumps, alarms and a lower helm station. This boat has been chartering in these same waters and conditions for over two years and has backed down on hundreds of Marlin without issue or concern.
Direct from Panama I was told that the sea conditions were not as calm as they seem to be in the pictures and the Captain was an experienced Captain. The seas were full of big swells and large waves. A large wave came over the transom and with the anglers all being in the starboard corner the boat leaned and the Captain in the tower lost his footing while the boat was still in reverse another wave came over the transom. At this time the captain slipped and believed to still have his hand on the throttle putting the boat in full reverse burying the transom into the next waves and swells. You can see how this might happen as you know when fighting a fish the Captain is facing aft with his hand on the throttles and when slipped the last thing your hand is holding onto is the throttle controls.
As mentioned this is freak accident where no one is to blame (not even the Marlin) Guys be careful out there anything can happen…Good Fishing……
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Well I'll be darned.

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There was a recording from the cockpit. The last thing heard was Alto! Alto! AltoooooSheeet! No mas feesh.
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