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NY Woman Reels In First Ever Recorded Albino Marlin

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(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A New York woman reeled in what is being called the first ever recorded albino blue marlin off the coast of Costa Rica.

The 300-pound albino blue marlin was caught March 11th onboard a charter fishing trip run by Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours out of Los Suenos Resort and Marina.

The company provided these photos from Karen and Bob Weaver of the experience.

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

The Weavers were fishing on the 42′ Maverick “Spanish Fly” being captained by Juan Carlos Fallas when the catch happened.

The company says it took two-hours and 45-minutes for Karen to land the rare fish.

The company says both the International Game Fish Association, and The Bass Federation say it is the first ever recorded albino marlin in history.

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

Maverick Yachts of Costa Rica, Maverick Sportfishing Tours and Grey Taxidermy presented a complementary mount to Weaver to preserve the day for her and her family.

The mount will be so named the “Karen Weaver-Maverick Albino Blue Marlin”.

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

The company wants to congratulate Karen and Bob Weaver, Captain “Juanca” Fallas at the helm, 1st Mate Carlos “Pollo” Espinosa, and to 2nd Mate “Chela” Salinas.

For Maverick Yachts Costa Rica and or Maverick Sportfishing Tours information email: info@mavericksportfish.com or call: (800) 405-8206 or (866) 888-6426.

For more information on Mavericks Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours click here.

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

(Photograph by Bob and Karen Weaver, courtesy Maverick Yachts and Maverick Sportfishing Tours)

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