Angler lands 1,368-pound blue marlin from 21-foot boat; just shy of world record

Guy Kitaoka poses with giant blue marlin, which was delivered ashore aboard a larger yacht. Photo courtesy of Kitaoka

An angler fishing off Kona, Hawaii, landed a 1,368-pound blue marlin on Tuesday, while fishing aboard a 21-foot skiff.

The massive billfish, caught by Guy Kitaoka aboard the vessel Dayna, is the largest blue marlin caught off Kona in 23 years, and is only eight pounds shy of the world record, a 1,376-pound blue caught off Kona in 1982.

However, Kitaoka was using an electric...

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