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Lafayette-based team reels in 700-pound blue marlin at Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 8:52am

A Lafayette-based team reeled in massive catch at the annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

Ben Bernard of Lafayette says it took him and his buddies more than 13 hours to reel it in. It weighs a whopping 712 pounds, the 4th biggest ever caught at the tarpon rodeo.

Hundreds jammed the marina weigh station to get a glimpse of it!


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