Fish tale is a stretch… 13 1/2 feet, to be precise

Samantha Dereschuk of Stillwater hauled in a Pacific Blue Marlin that weighed 846 pounds and measured 13 1/2-feet long while fishing on the “Magic”, a 50-foot Pacifica Sport Fisherman while on a charter with captain Russell Tanaka and his first mate Gary Shigematsu earlier this month.

Samantha Dereschuk of Stillwater hauled in a Pacific Blue Marlin that weighed 846 pounds and measured 13 1/2-feet long while fishing on the “Magic”, a 50-foot Pacifica Sport Fisherman while on a charter with captain Russell Tanaka and his first mate Gary Shigematsu earlier this month.

Samantha Dereschuk of Stillwater has visual proof of her wild fish tale from a recent trip to Hawaii. Dereschuk hauled in a Pacific Blue Marlin that weighed 846 pounds and measured 13 1/2-feet long while fishing on the “Magic”, a 50-foot Pacifica Sport Fisherman while on a charter with captain Russell Tanaka and his first mate Gary Shigematsu earlier this month. Dereschuk battled the fish for about two hours before landing it in the boat with the help of some of her fellow fishermen on the charter. The finish ended up in a local market to become fish jerky.

Samantha Dereschuk

Samantha Dereschuk

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