Jumping blue marlin video: Big fish jumps into Clearwater boat Marlin Darlin off Dominican Republic

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.

The Marlin Darlin is captained by Eddie Wheeler.

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