Who says you have to go offshore for marlin?

Two incredible stories from the last week on marlin – both seeing marlin caught INSHORE.

The first comes from Australia.  One REALLY lost marlin apparently had two encounters with people inshore.  The first time was right off the Capricorn Coast in Australia, with some really surprised anglers fighting a marlin and losing it alongside the boat…and then again, this time in a creek in Yeppoon, Australia – very close to the previous location, where some guys fishing at the mouth of the creek saw what appeared to be a shark aggressively feeding – only to see the marlin caught in shallow water and run aground.  Here’s a link to the local article in Australia…

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/02/12/what-catch-marlin-caught-creek/

And then…the same week, a marlin ran aground in Kona.  Story is available at the following link…

http://www.fishinghawaiioffshore.com/

…and has been confirmed first-hand by the author.

Some confused marlin!

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  • Christopher Montes
    Posted February 19, 2010 9:56 pm 0Likes

    I have a friend who similarly caught a 185LB Bluefin tuna that beached itself in Chatham, Massachusetts while he was fishing in a bluefish blitz. Apparently the tuna chased the blues too close to the shore and swam right onto the beach. My friend wrestled the tuna further ashore and not long after it was sushi time!!!

  • Hook
    Posted February 20, 2010 10:57 am 0Likes

    Christopher – That sounds like a GREAT day. Cheapest bluefin you ever ate.

    • John
      Posted February 20, 2010 11:29 pm 0Likes

      Incredible…whoever thought they’d be wrestling a tuna.

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