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100-plus Weight Angler Location Date
Ulua 136.6 lbs Desmond Ka'u, Hawaii 07/28/10

Dez Valentin was fishing in the Ka'u District with Kyle Castro and Chrystal Raquel when his dinner was interrupted by a strike on his 13-foot Tallus pole. An ulua had taken the puhi paka fillet that he'd slide. Dez battled the fish using a Newell C 550 reel until it got pinned down near shore. He slacked the line and the 136.6-lb monster floated up to Kyle's waiting gaff. Dez's ulua is a new Hilo Casting Club record! A true "big boy!"



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