Teen Catches 1000 Pound Blue Marlin!

By Francis Yupangco 7 years agoNo Comments

safe_imageKia Rizzuto, a 16 year old native of New York, reeled in a 1058 pound Blue Marlin off the Kona Coast of Hawaii. The fish was estimated an an impressive 14 feet long and was just 300 pounds short of breaking the International Game Fish Associations record for biggest Blue Marlin Caught, which was back in 1982. Kai and his family said that it took about 30 minutes to reel in the fish, and about needed the strength of four people to get the fish into the boat. Rizzuto is the probably the youngest angler to reel in an over 1000 pound catch. Since the fish was dead when he was brought in, the fish was shared with local people in the area.MORE

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 Francis Yupangco

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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