I went out for oversize on the 30th. We put in at the Fishery then ran up river to catch some bait then we settled in for the oversize. I had never fought one of those monsters before. When the fish hit I grabbed my rod somewhat skittishly after witnessing the punishment my buddy had just gone through. Well I wasn't buying shots for my buddies, so I fought that big boy from start to finish for 40 minutes and I am still feeling it today. He definitely kicked my but. I have fought a marlin before, but that fight on Friday was much more grueling. After getting back on the anchor I wasn't too anxious for another hookup.