Fishing: Big Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home?

The story of a fish is not always a fish story. But any story about Big Daddy sounds like one. Big Daddy is an Atlantic blue marlin. Nobody knows how big he is, but he is no smaller than 1,000 lbs. Nobody knows, either, how many of him there are, but his nickname is surely generic. And he is the most coveted catch in the sea.

Tommy Gifford has seen Big Daddy "at least six times." A charterboat captain for 50 years, Gifford, 71, had his first encounter with a giant blue off...

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