What a catch!
First, let me start by stating that I had no idea that fishermen could win that kind of money fishing. Forgive my ignorance, I grew up in the desert with vinegaroons. Google search it, I warned you.
It took Mike Atkinson 20 minutes to reel this beast in. I would’ve thought it would take longer with the fish weighing in at 82.5-pounds.
There’s another boat from Hampton Roads that caught at 559.5-pound blue marlin. If that fish holds its spot on the board, that’ll land Chris Perry around $800,000!
Check it out!
Here covering the 2021 White Marlin Open for @MyDelmarvaNow. First white marlin of the tournament was caught on Day 1 by Mike Atkinson aboard the “Fender Bender” boat. 82.5 lbs.— Alec (@acebranch_) August 2, 2021