Florida Man Kayak Fishing Catches 600lb Black Marlin

An angler who made a 600-pound catch has gained worldwide attention after a video of his astounding find was shared on YouTube this week.

The Los Buzos resort in Panama is famed for being one of the best kayak fishing spots on the planet. Scott Mulcher of Florida was on his seventh trip with the resort when he made history catching the huge black marlin off the Los Santos peninsula.

Thought to be one of the largest kayak fishing catches ever, pictures of the 600-pound catch were shared on the Los Buzos Instagram account last week.

On Tuesday main guide and manager of operations, Adam Fisk, shared the incredible moment on his YouTube channel.

In the caption of the video, Fisk wrote: "It's amazing to have awesome fishermen like him coming back for so many visits. It really goes to show how amazing our fishery is. This time it really paid off for him!"

Hundreds of people have now viewed the incredible image and footage across Instagram and YouTube, with anglers across the world offering this fisherman their respect.

"Just amazing," wrote one commenter.

Another said: "That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen."

Wrangling such a beastly fish is no easy feat, but Mulcher managed to get the black marlin to his kayak in just 45 minutes—a time that, according to the YouTube video, is a record.

As Fisk explained in the caption: "We were all shocked at the short amount of time that it took for him to bring the fish to the kayak. My marlin fight back in 2019 took me five hours as the fish towed me 12 miles... this fish was at the boat in 45 minutes! Unbelievable catch..."

Later in the week, Mulcher had another incredible catch, bagging a cubera snapper that was said to beat the world record by 4 inches.

One commenter on the YouTube video said that the footage was "about to be the most-watched kayak fishing video of all time"—while another viewer wrote: "Man most people can only dream of something like this."

According to Kayak Fish Magazine, a kayak fisherman from Sweden shattered the kayak fishing record for the heaviest catch when he reeled in a Greenland shark weighing an estimated 1,247 pounds in 2014. Thought to be more than 200 years old, the fish was released alive and well after a 90-minute towing battle.

It seems to be a bumper season for getting a good catch, with a Missouri man catching a record-breaking Walleye in May with a trotline, often referred to as a "dying art" in fishing.

And when a husband and wife decided to take a fishing trip on the eve of their wedding, the bride captured worldwide attention after catching a huge black drum fish.

Black Marlin launches out of water
A file photo of a black marlin launching out of the water. A man has captured worldwide attention after catching a 600lb Black Marlin off the coats of Panama. Kelly Dalling/Getty Images