A big congratulations to angler Brent Nelson for catching a 1,075 blue marlin fishing on the Northern Lights II in Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Nelson caught the beautiful Pacific blue on a 12 inch Koya tube lure while fishing the TART (Tag and Release Tournament) tournament with veteran big game captain Kevin Nakamaru, along with crew members Mat Bowman and Kyle Vannatta. It’s quite possible the Big Island of Hawai’i is appropriately named because of the big fish caught here -this is 4th grander caught here this year. Other monster blues have been tagged and released in Kona’s calm, cerulean waters. In the past two days, Kona Spirit tagged and released an estimated 800 pounder and Marlin Magic II tagged and released an estimated 700 pounder, not to mention over a dozen smaller blues tagged and released. Kona is the place to be folks – it can happen any time of the year here and captains are always ready for battle.