Make-A-Wish teen from Houston catches 759lb marlin in Hawaii

April 23, 2013 8:07:02 AM PDT
One teen from Houston has a true fish tale during his Make-a-Wish Foundation trip to Hawaii.

Sterling Ellis, 19, will undergo a bone marrow transplant when he gets back home. But for now he is celebrating a catch that most have to make up.

He caught an 11-foot long, 759-pound marlin off the coast of Kewalo Basin while he was deep sea fishing.

"My arm hurt a little bit and he's like, 'Just keep reeling' and I'm like, 'I don't think I can.' Not that it's like pressure on me, but my arm is like locked up and I can't really reel," Ellis said.

With the help of the crew on The Wild Bunch it took Ellis more than an hour to reel in the massive fish.

He will get the marlin's bill as a trophy. The rest of the fish will be sold by the charter boat to help pay for the fuel that was used.
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