Kayak Angler Hooks 500-Pound Marlin, 6-Hour Battle Ensues

Adam Fisk was enjoying a nice guides’-day-off paddling his kayak in the waters off the Pacific coast of Panama when an estimated 500 lb Black Marlin took his bait. What resulted was a 6-hour kayak-based battle that towed Adam over 15 miles, impressive considering Adam was apparently using 100-lb fluorocarbon for his leader.


The battle reminds us of the Ernest Hemingway classic, The Old Man and the Sea, it’s man-versus-fish in a foot-powered boat. This video had us asking ourselves “Why would anyone attempt this?” but, it’s pretty clear from the angler’s audio that this battle must have been a 6-hour adrenaline ride like no other.

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