Caught on Film: First Spike – Terry Gowen punches his marlin ticket

Terry Gowen punches his marlin ticket

Victory! And relief. Terry Gowen officially joins the Kayak Billfish Club.
Victory! And relief. Terry Gowen officially joins the Kayak Billfish Club. Photo courtesy Terry Gowen.

Caught on Film: First Spike
Terry Gowen punches his marlin ticket
By Paul Lebowitz

The kayak billfish club is a small one. In summer 2013, Terry Gowen earned a life membership. That’s Sean White with the assist in this video of riveting kayak billfish action, the debut edition of our new weekly Caught on Film feature.

Gowen said he experienced a few sketchy moments, a result of fighting his bill with his Jackson Cuda’s seat in the high position. The struggle went on for an hour or more.



Gowen was fishing out of the Rancho Leonero Resort in the East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico, on a La Jolla Kayak Fishing Adventures trip.

Video courtesy Terry Gowen. For the full version in all its muscle-burning glory, visit Gowen’s Vimeo channel.

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