By: Doug Smith, FOX 13 Investigative Reporter - bio
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CLEARWATER (FOX 13) -
The 'Marlin Darlin' is usually docked
in Clearwater, but this week the crew is down in the waters off the Dominican
Republic. The boat is making news around the world thanks to a close
call with a spectacular fish.
On a recent run, the crew had already
caught two blue marlins and were trying to bring in a third when the fish leapt
though the air and right onto the back of the boat.
Owner Bobby Jacobsen caught it all on
"Everybody was scared there for a
minute, and once we realized nobody got hurt and everything was under control, we
realized we had a pretty good piece of video," he told FOX 13.
They ordinarily catch and release such
big fish, but this one had to be killed because his tail was pounding the boat
They gave the marlin to some local
fishermen in the area and keep right on fishing, catching another three blue
marlins before calling it a day.