At 16 years old, Kai Rizzuto may have caught the fish of his life.
The teenager was fishing off Kona, Hawaii, on Wednesday when he felt a big tug on the end of the line. The teen grabbed his fishing pole and followed the line out about 100 yards from his charter boat and saw the monstrous, 1,058-pound marlin emerge from the blue Pacific.
Kai Rizzuto, 16, managed to pull in a 1,058-pound blue marlin, known as a grander, after a 30 minute fight off the coast of Kona. (Ihu Nui Kona Sportfishing)
He was buckled into the seat on the back of the boat and began what he later said was the biggest fight he’s ever had reeling in a fish.
Rizzuto managed to pull in the massive marlin, known as a grander, after a 30 minute fight. He is thought to be one of the youngest fishermen to ever reel in such a monster fish.