Monster 9-Foot Sailfish Jumps Into Tourist Sport-fishing Boat
Sport-fishing is a popular activity in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica.
However, two gentlemen from Indiana, out fishing with the folks at Crocodile Bay Resort, were in for quite a shock when a monster 9-foot sailfish jumped into their boat and forced them to jump into the open sea.
Here’s this from the Crocodile Bay Resort:
Todd Vannatta and Richard King had the rare opportunity to show off their agility, finesse, and incredible reflexes when a 9-foot Pacific Sailfish, renowned to be the fastest fish in the ocean, literally flew into their boat and made a direct beeline for the anglers. This scene was captured on film by the captain of the boat Geovanny Leal, and in no time flat, the video went viral. It is at this point that the media frenzy began with both Good Morning America and The Huffington Post leading the charge.
Crocodile Bay Resort is pleased to report that neither the anglers nor the fish suffered any injuries even though all concerned ended up in their local drinking troughs; it is rumored that the fish has been heard bragging about the one(s) that got away. Crocodile Bay’s fishing director Tood Staley mentioned that “This has only happened one other time in our fifteen years of operation.” (via Crocodile Bay press release)
I can’t even imagine the shock these guys must have faced. :O
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