Kyle O’Conner breaks down the gear being used on the Eight Eights, a 72′ Viking, where he is first mate. From BlackFin blanks to the pink fluorocarbon, take some inspiration for your next offshore trip.
Things don’t always go as planned and even after this blue marlin came unglued on the leader, Eight Eights Capt. Mark Pagano wasn’t ready to give up on the tag. The fish remained on the surface for a brief moment where first mate Kyle O’Conner was given the opportunity to tag the free-swimmer. With angler Jill Yates and Michelle Keeney wiring the fish.
While out with the Eight Eights team in the Dominican Republic we headed to the tower for a quick chat with Capt. Mark Pagano who was diligently scanning the water for any color deviation.