By: David Rainer
When word got around that Orange Beach boat “Best Trait” was headed to Orange Beach Marina with a huge blue marlin on board, a crowd quickly gathered at the marina to watch the weigh-in.
As the 55-foot Viking sportfishing vessel owned by Scott Crump of Jasper, Alabama, arrived at the marina, the crowd pushed closer to the dock to get a glimpse of the big fish. Chris Vecsey, tackle salesman at Sam’s Tackle and an accomplished angler, looked at the fish and turned to my buddy Jay Gunn, also a captain with inshore and offshore experience, and asked, “Do you think that fish will go 1,000 pounds?”
Gunn responded, “That fish will blow 1,000 pounds out of the water.”
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