Thanks for confirming that (unfortunately). I'll let you know if anything changes this week.
I definitely know Maria. Probably went to about 6 shows with her, Denise & Randy, and several others from our office. And of course, I know the Handley name from the local fishing reports and tournament leaderboards!
Thanks. The power that fish displayed on its initial run was just jaw dropping. It almost spooled an Shimano Tiagra 80W with 20+ pounds of drag on it. Robb had a classic line as this was happening, "I see metal!", referring to the open expanse of metal we were seeing in the reel. I'll remember that for a long time, as well as the fish jumping and swimming by the boat. Hope I get to see a few more blue marlin before my fishing days are over. You'll have to check out the video we got.
Sorry for the delayed response. I'm still trying to figure this website out.
No kingfish when I was on vacation the beginning of August, but managed a few small blues. That was good enough when you are out there with a 5 year-old! Still, I wonder what happened to the kingfish this year.