August 22, 2012
HAWAII: 1022 pound blue marlin
An huge 1022 pound blue marlin was caught during the annual Hawaii Fisherwoman Big Island Marlin Tournament. Angler Molly Palmer, shown here, finally had to give up on this blue marlin, which would have, if she’d not asked for assistance, set a new world record in the second week in August. Back at the docks in Kona, the crew of the "Anxious", were honest that the fish was not caught by one angler, therefore disqualifying them, according to the tournament’s rules. That meant they unfortunately wouldn’t rake in the $129,000 in big prizes that were awarded to the first-place winner.