HOUSTON—A Houston teen has some major bragging rights after catching a gigantic marlin.
Sterling Ellis, a19-year-old who is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, went on a trip to Hawaii sponsored by the Make A Wish Foundation.
During his trip he caught a 759-pound marlin.
Sterling said the trip was a lot of fun and reeling the big catch wasn’t exactly easy.
“My arm hurt a little bit, and he’s like, ‘Just keep reeling,’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t think I can.’ Not that it’s like pressure on me, but my arm is like locked up and I can’t really reel,” he explained.
With a little help from the boat crew Sterling got the 11-foot fish on the boat.
He even got to take home the marlin’s bill as a souvenir.