Marlin breaks 1988 TX record

56 lb, 12 oz kingfish
August 14, 2014
Powderhorn Ranch
September 8, 2014

Richard B. Richardson Jr. of Houston blew away a 1988 state record when he caught a 972.72 pound blue marlin from the Gulf of Mexico fishing out of Port Aransas. The huge fish measured 132.25 inches. Richardson in red cap, just left of the fish, was fishing in the Bastante John Uhr Memorial Billfish Tournament as a member of the eight-person Legacy Fishing Team.

The previous state record weighed 876.5 pounds and was caught August 20, 1988 off the coast of South Padre Island

TEXAS RECORD MARLINPhoto credit: Doonan Photography

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