Most fisherman need to use a hook, some bait, a bunch of fishing line and a rod to catch a fish. Others just need a boat.
A group of fisherman were off the coast of the Dominican Republic when a 350-pound blue marlin jumped out of the ocean and into their boat.
And this isn’t just a made up fishing story. The entire incident was caught on video.
Marlin fishing can be extremely grueling. Battles between man and marlin can go on for hours. Luckily for this group, the marlin decided to speed up the process and leaped out of the water and into the boat.
The fish nearly impales one fisherman as the others scramble to help control the fish. ABC 15 reports that the group tried to get the fish back into the water but the animal died of “self-sustained” injuries before they could get it out of the boat.
But don’t worry, the fish didn’t go to waste. The fisherman on the boat decided that they would donate their accidental marlin to a group of local fisherman.
A 350-pound blue marlin is a pretty big fish but it doesn’t even compare to some of the monsters swimming in the ocean.
“Choy’s Monster,” a blue marlin that was caught in 1970 by Captain Cornelius Choy, weighed in at more than 1800 pounds.