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July 02, 2013

N.C. Teen Scores Billfish Slam on First-Ever Offshore Trip

13-year-old is only the third person from Carolina to record the feat with IGFA

Some kids get all the luck. On his first offshore-fishing trip ever, 13-year-old Will Kilpatrick scored an offshore grand slam — a blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish — according to a report on The News & Observer’s website.

The site reported that Will earned the trip by making good grades last year. The youngster fished aboard a private boat out of Hatteras, North Carolina, on June 22. The group made about a three-hour run, then caught dolphin and an estimated 200- to 250-pound blue marlin, and then hooked four whites at the same time. They landed and released three fish when two sailfish arrived to join the party.

So ... What’s Will going to do on his second trip?