Jumping blue marlin video: Big fish jumps into Clearwater boat Marlin Darlin off Dominican Republic
12:27 PM, Aug 23, 2013
6:11 PM, Aug 24, 2013
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Fishermen aboard the Marlin Darlin got quite a surprise Thursday morning when a marlin weighing approximately 350 pounds jumped into their boat off the coast of the Dominican Republican.
James Judge, a news viewer with WPTV sister station WFTS shared the video below of a 350 pound marlin jumping in a boat named The Marlin Darlin, which is based in Clearwater. The video was shot by Bobby Jacobsen, the owner of the 62-foot Spencer Yachts Sportsfish.
The crew of the Marlin Darlin usually releases all marlin caught during their trips back into the ocean, but because this one died of self-sustained injuries, they gave it to local fishermen who were very grateful.