350-Pound Marlin Shocks Fishermen by Jumping Into Their Boat

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This has to be one of the easiest big catches of all time. According to Bleacher Report, a group of fishermen were casting their lines in the Dominican Republic when a massive fish jumped onto their boat.



The group was fishing off the coast of the tropical country when they spotted a sizable blue marlin in the water. The men soon got an even closer look. A few moments after finding the fish and hooking it, the marlin surged out of the water, throwing its girth on the anglers' boat.

One of the fishermen managed to catch the surprise visitor on film, including the part where the fish nearly hits one of the passengers with his sharp snout. None of the men were hurt by the marlin's leap, but sadly the same could not be said for the sea creature. The fishermen were planning on returning the marlin to sea, but the fish passed away from self-sustained injuries before they had a chance to help.

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surfclam89

I know one women got speared once by a marlin right in the eye once.

August 27 2013 at 6:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jack

It takes many, many hours trolling to hook up one of these beautiful giant fish and a hell of a lot of work to get it close enough to the boat to tag. To have one jump in the boat wow! I thought I would never see that. It is sad the fish died because professionals like these guys ALWAYS tag and release these fish. This size of Marlin is a breeder. Why would someone so passionate about a sport want to destroy it! Those fisherman were damn lucky they didn't get speared. "Entice the fish into the boat" I don't know which is more amazing: the video or stupidity of that comment!

August 27 2013 at 2:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Barbara

self inflicted injuries? seriously? fish would have been fine if not caught by these guys.

August 27 2013 at 1:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
maococalatte514

All the sudden I have this sudden craving for fish.

August 27 2013 at 12:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bluedigiul

Those of you making comments on something you have almost no knowledge of should keep quiet or do some home work. When we tag and release these fish, 92% of them survive and are just fine. We get tag returns very frequently and we also tag with $6000 satellite tags that teach us so much about apex predators and how they fit into the survival of our seas. The Billfish Foundation and the vast majority of us who participate in this sport are conservationists and we work tirelessly to save these fish and the oceans they swim in. The sport fishing industry represents 100 billion dollars a year to the U.S. economy and directly supports over 300,000 American jobs. TBF conservation ambassador.

August 26 2013 at 9:32 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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mcgowbi

What a self-serving crock of bullshit.

August 27 2013 at 1:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peter Kepner

Amazing how these PETA freaks, and that's what they are, discount anything that does not bode well for their argument. I believe that they are less rational than even religious fundamentalists which is really saying something.

August 27 2013 at 10:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
andreiib

Despicable. What a beautiful animal and these jerks have to kill it (catch and release is BS, the fish usually dies afterward regardless) just so they can have some entertainment for the afternoon. Wanna prove yourself against nature? Get your butt in the water and hunt it with a spear and tell me how that goes.

August 26 2013 at 9:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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queencatfish2

I agree with you andreiib!
Was so rooting for the regal Marlin-
Those guys got lucky that one of
them did not get speared by the Marlin.
Poor animal was trying to save his life- self defense
not end his life- what a dumb statement-
whomever said that!

August 27 2013 at 12:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peter Kepner

In addition to billfishing, I also spearfish for tuna, snapper, grouper and cobia. Nothing better than spearing a tuna, slicing into the succulent flesh, and eating sushi 5 minutes later after a brief chill on ice...Heaven! Billfish are much too big and strong to spear. I have fly fished for sailfish though. That is a lot of fun.

August 27 2013 at 10:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yvonne

The Marlin died from "self inflicted injuries"? Try again. This was sport, not fishing for food. Terrifying, exhausting, and shocking Marlin just to release them to ease your conscience may work for now....Until it's your turn for life to dangle you on a string. If you were terrified, exhausted and shocked by someone who then let you go, are you sure you could see it the same way? Would you let your personal terrorist go without repercussions? Just some fish food for thought. If this doesn't help, the Universal will help you figure it out, in it's own good time.

August 26 2013 at 9:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Peter Kepner

I doubt anyone will be dangling us from a string. We are the top of the food chain.

August 27 2013 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jrlvr1

Human males are like this naturally. Wish it wasn't so. How many males torture pets. Almost 99% do that how sad

August 26 2013 at 8:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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crunchy999x

Your an idiot

August 26 2013 at 10:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
whtsyrgame

A Baby. I have tagged 24 Pacific Blue Marlin in one season. Boated 30. One came into the boat off Guam and skewered a guy through his leg in an IGFA Tournament. We had to saw the bill off. Love these reports.

August 26 2013 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Walt

ALWAYS CATCH MYSELF PULLING FOR THE FISH, OR ANIMAL, GRAT TO SEE THE ANIMAL WIN. SO A SACRIFICE IS WORTH IT.

August 26 2013 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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