In early January, we welcomed Luke Geelan and his two sons, Finn and Brae, to our Tantrum Sportfishing operation. With their positive attitudes, the day was bound to be a success. Despite a slow first day, day two made up for it with some great action. Luke was in the chair fighting a blue Marlin on the second pass, but it came unstuck soon after.
However, Brent James from Australia spotted a bill and dorsal behind the XL BANDIT on the long corner. Chip took a couple of cranks on the reel and got a good bite. “Big Fish” Finn was in the chair and had a blue Marlin over 500lb on the line. The fish put on a beautiful show with some big jumps close to the boat. Finn angled the fish to a healthy release in just over ten minutes.
The rest of the trip was filled with a variety of Stripe marlin, spearfish, and more blue Marlin bites. A great time was had by all and we look forward to our next fishing adventure with Luke and family.