Reporting from Linden Bank

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Back on Reel Chase, Scott and Merideth from Tulsa joined us for 3 days fishing at Linden Bank and although the weather has improved it still remains sloppy. Scott who has mainly fished freshwater, started the day well by providing fresh Mahi Mahi fillets for dinner.Shortly after lunch, a small marlin tried his very best to eat the 15lb Spanish mackerel out for bait. Despite a small scad also on offer he had several goes at the mackerel before the boys managed to give him a decent fright. And so the team went back to trolling and wondering if that was it for the day. Also at the bank Don’t Ask Me caught another “big one”, Kajiki one about 500lb-er and Pirate also a small one. Just as 6pm passed Reel Chase had a lightning bite on the scad and Scott was on to his first Black Marlin, an active 150lb-er who put up a great fight for his size and finished the day on a high for a fishermen who’s previous best were 10lb carp and 30lb salmon.Futher up north, the fishing slowed with Calypso catching 2 at Number 5 Ribbon and all boats suffering massive bait shortages thanks to the Barracudas. Kekoa caught a small one at Number 8 but reported dirty water moving back in. Pictures of Scotts active fish and the happy angler. Great job Scott – bet you have the marlin bug now!