Teen captures 759 pound marlin during Make-A-Wish trip

Teen captures 759 pound marlin during Make-A-Wish trip

Teen captures 759 pound marlin during Make-A-Wish trip

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 23, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 11:32 PM

HOUSTON, Texas — A Houston teen has some major bragging rights after catching a gigantic marlin.

Sterling Ellis, a 19-year-old who is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, went on a trip to Hawaii sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

During his trip he caught a 759-pound marlin.

Sterling said the trip was a lot of fun and reeling the big catch wasn’t exactly easy.

“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 locked up and I can’t really reel,” he explained.

With a little help from the boat crew Sterling got the 11-foot fish on the boat.

He even got to take home the marlin’s bill as a souvenir.

 

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