What happens when a 600-pound black marlin keys in on the tuna at the end of your line? Your tuna becomes bait.
The video starts out in documentary fashion, as the guys at Hold Your Breath Productions explain their plans to tag as many game fish as possible. But they couldn’t have foreseen what was to come.
On the way out to their fishing coordinates they cruised with pods of dolphin and could tell it was going to be one of those special days.
“When we got there, we realized it was just gonna be one of those days when nature just puts on a damn show – it was incredible, there was just life everywhere.”
After tagging and releasing a few dolphin, one of the guys hooked into a small tuna. While bringing the fish to the boat they saw a huge black marlin engulf the fish, which led to a two hour fight.
The guys fought the fish in celebratory fashion, even dancing on the deck of their small boat. It took two-and-a-half hours to get a look at the huge fish, and they realized it was the biggest marlin they’d seen that day by far.
Now that’s one lucky catch.