Animals: Montauk Marlin

Miserable though it made people on land, the "humiture wave" (see p. 9) brought joy to seagoing sportsmen, especially to anglers after big game fish off Montauk Point, L. I. There, unaccustomed water temperatures (as high as 76°) brought Gulf Stream fish out of their normal ranges. Last week a blue runner was caught, and Sportsman S. Clay Williams Jr. hooked & landed the first blue marlin ever taken off Montauk on rod & reel, a 215-pounder.

Blue marlin have often been sighted off Montauk; two years ago an 892-pounder was harpooned. Getting them...

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