Ginger Myers was fishing off the coast of Orange Beach, Ala., on Saturday when she reeled in an 851.9-pound blue marlin during the Mongo Offshore Challenge, WKRG reports.
Now, Myers’ catch is the blue marlin category leader for the fishing competition. What’s more, if approved, the massive marlin will also smash the state record for the largest blue marlin caught in Alabama and make Myers the record holder for the largest blue marlin caught by a lady angler in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to WKRG, the current state record for a blue marlin is 845.8 pounds, caught by Chris Ferrera in 2013.
Competitors will have until Oct. 15 to beat Myers' pending-record catch in the Mongo Offshore Challenge fishing tournament.
The Grand Isle, La., angler made the impressive catch on the Fleur-de-lis, a 72' Viking boat, Fox 10 reports.
Crew members weighed the massive marlin before a crowd at the Orange Beach Marina on Sunday.