Orange Beach Boat Possible Record Blue Marlin: In Orange Beach, Alabama, the Best Trait boat, owned by Scott Crump of Jasper, Alabama, made waves with a potentially record-breaking blue marlin. The 55-foot Viking sportfishing vessel brought in a colossal blue marlin weighing 1,145.6 pounds, potentially setting a new Alabama and Gulf of Mexico record. The marlin, caught by angler Scott “Scooter” Anderson, measured 145 inches long.
The catch surpasses the Alabama state record of 851.9 pounds set in 2020 and the Gulf record of 1,054 pounds set in 2002. The marlin’s official record status is pending certification by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Marine Resources Division.
The Best Trait crew faced challenges during the fishing trip, including two lost fish and a slowdown in the afternoon bite. However, a strategic move by Captain Chris Mowad to the Blind Faith rig proved successful. Anderson described the fight with the marlin, noting its impressive jumps, and the crew’s efforts to bring it aboard. The Best Trait boat, named after Crump’s family members, has been active in marlin fishing, with 74 catches so far.
The achievement has garnered widespread attention, with congratulations pouring in from around the world. The Best Trait crew remains focused on their passion for marlin fishing and plans to continue their adventures in the Gulf of Mexico.
That’s quite a catch! The Best Trait boat in Orange Beach, Alabama, made a big splash with a potentially record-breaking blue marlin weighing 1,145.6 pounds. Angler Scott “Scooter” Anderson reeled in the colossal marlin during a fishing trip that faced challenges but ultimately led to this remarkable catch.
The marlin’s size surpasses previous records, setting the stage for potential recognition in Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico. The Best Trait crew, led by Captain Chris Mowad, has been actively pursuing marlin fishing, and their latest achievement has garnered attention from around the world. Congratulations to the team!