Kauai man catches 230-pound ahiUPDATED 11:09 PM HST Jul 19, 2013Video Transcript
crash. On Kauai-- An ocean rescue leaves a Koloa fisherman with one BIG fishing tale. Coast Guard crews pulled 54-year-old Anthony Wichman from the waters off Port Allen early this morning. They say his 14-foot boat capsized and his fishing line pulled him underwater when he hooked a 230 pound Ahi. Wichman managed to climb back up on his boat's hull and call for help. Coast guard crews took Wichman to the hospital with minimal injuries-- and his friends came out to salvage his boat. But then they noticed the ahi was STILL on the line-- They managed to reel in the monster catch and tow the boat back to Port Allen.