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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Dan Zazworsky’s passion is sharing his love of fly fishing with anyone that will listen, read or watch. Dan manages our Content Team here at Flylords and specializes in digital marketing. You can find him exploring new waters, chasing any fish that will eat a fly!