HUGE Blue Marlin Caught off Hawaii

By: Fred Russell
Kailu-Kona, Hawaii- Pictures purporting to show a massive 1368 lb. blue marlin have been surfacing on social media recently. It was weighed at Honokohau Harbor on Tuesday. Members of the Kona fishing community claim that this is the first marlin over 1300 lbs caught in these waters in over 20 years. 58 year-old angler Guy Kitaoko pulled in the monster using an electric reel, which would disqualify him from claiming an open tackle blue marlin world record, had it been of record size. The record was just 8 pounds heavier, and was caught in 1982.