BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Chris Ferrara, owner of Hook Up restaurant in Biloxi, won the Wharf Marina Blue Marlin Grand Championship in Orange Beach, Alabama on Sunday.
The Baton Rouge, LA man and his team caught an 845.8 pound Blue Marlin 80 miles off the shore of Orange Beach aboard a 61-foot Viking.
Ferrara said catching the monster fish was a six and half hour ordeal. He said it wouldn't be possible without a team effort from the entire crew of "Reel Fire"- Captain Michael Roberto, First Mate Eric Chandler, Kate Ferrara, Connor Ferrara, Ivan Duke and Ken Dunham.
Ferrara's catch surpassed the Alabama 24 year record by 66 pounds, according to Ferrara's Management Secretary Leslie Davidson.