March 27 was a Banner day for Billfish on the mighty Wanderer. John Koons and his swamp posse was back on board the blue beauty for a day that would see several Sailfish released and one MASSIVE Marlin!
Once again the most junior members of the crew broke the ice with a pair of excellent Sailfish releases before turning the rod over to the big boys.
At 1pm the boys pulled off a slick Double Sailfish release:
Everyone scored a Sailfish release, but the highlight of the trip came around 3pm.
This big Black Marlin took a lure and tried to run away with it, but Team Koons wasn’t hearing any of that!
After a vigourous 20 minute fight the whole team lined up for a picture with nature’s toughest predatory fish.
First Mate Alex finished the safe release with his signature move: a small kiss on the bill for this deadly pelagic!
Excellent work by the crew of the famous Wanderer to safely release this fish-of-a-lifetime!