Maine Saltwater Fishing Reports Blog
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Maine Striper Fishing Report, Fish Story of the Week
Fish Story of the week:
Ride of Your Life—Marlin Tows Kayaker Out to Sea!!!
During shooting for a segment of The Heliconia Press' new kayak fishing film—Kayak Fishing: Game On—a group of three kayak anglers hooked up with world-renowned big game kayak angler and star of the film Jim Sammons on the East Cape of Baja, Mexico to hunt the greatest game fish in the world—the marlin.
As the first kayak angler to ever land a marlin from a kayak, Sammons led Alaskan Howard McKim, Canadian Ken Whiting and Californian Matt Moyer on the hunt for these massive billfish. Sammons experience paid off after only a couple of hours on the water when Howard McKim’s reel started screaming as he hooked up with a 300-pound blue marlin.
“When I first hooked up, I knew I had a nice fish,” explained McKim, “but I think my jaw actually hit my knees when I saw the blue erupt from the water in front of my kayak like a missile shot from below.”
The arm-wrenching five-hour battle saw McKim towed 11 miles into the Sea of Cortez. The relentless pulling was broken up only by moments of high anxiety as the marlin charged to the surface and exploded out of the water in a series of dynamic jumps.
As the hours wore on, the winds began to pick up and the seas started to get rough. The team’s support crew continued to follow McKim to help him land the fish safely, but time was running out. Pressuring the fish more than he wanted to with the 20-pound-test line that he was on, McKim fought the marlin to the surface only a boat length away from his kayak. With the fight reaching its end, the marlin made one last run and broke the line.
“After fighting that fish for five hours in the 95-degree weather, part of me was devastated to see the line break,” said an exhausted Howard later that night, “but in the end, it was an experience of a lifetime and I have absolutely no regrets.”
Watch the short but amazing video clip of the action!!!
Capt. George Harris