BILOXI, Mississippi — Biloxi restaurant owner Chris Ferrara landed a record-setting 845.8 pound blue marlin over the weekend during the Blue Marlin Grand Championship at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala.
Before the weekend, the 24-year old record was about 779 pounds. That record was broken earlier in the day with a 789-pound catch, but Ferrara then brought in his record catch.
The top tournament award and several optional cash categories earned Ferrara’s team aboard the “Reel Fire” an overall payout of $304,125. Capt. Mike Roberto runs the 60-foot Viking based in Biloxi.
Read the Sun Herald’s story and watch the weigh-in video here.