|Erick C. Acidera
Erick Acidera and his fiancé Marisa were celebrating Marisa's birthday by spending time at the beach and fishing. The first bell-ringer turned out to be a couple of tourists playing games, but the second strike was the real thing. Erick battled his monster while Marisa fought another fish that hooked up shortly after Erick's fish struck. Marisa's fish spit the hook but Erick applied pressure with his 13-foot Nitro pole, Penn 6/0 reel and 60-lb Ande line until his 108.1-lb big boy surrendered.