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Big fish sinks boat

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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A hooked marlin sinks a fishing boat? Well, something like that

By: David Strege



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. 

More photos as the boat sinks and the fish continues to jump: 





Photos courtesy of Marlin Magazine's Facebook page.

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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Oops.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Well I guess he didn't want to be caught. :-)
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

Well I guess he didn't want to be caught. :-)

Fish:1 boat:0

SlingsAndThings
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:43 PM

That's one hell of a fish tale they'll get to tell.

Oh you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with those who are patient-


Al Quran 2-153


mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Woot woot - Fish 1 - fisherman 0

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:51 PM

You know if more of our prey fought back we would be vegetarians.

stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM

That was some seriously strong fishing cable.

stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Not really no. 

Quoting mikiemom:

You know if more of our prey fought back we would be vegetarians.


Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Jan. 31, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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Quoting mikiemom:

You know if more of our prey fought back we would be vegetarians.

I say we train deer to use high powered rifles, with scopes

survivorinohio
by René on Jan. 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM


Quoting Sekirei:


Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

Well I guess he didn't want to be caught. :-)

Fish:1 boat:0

LOL!

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


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