This 5th Grade Boy Can Fish Better Than You
A year-and-a-half after catching a 600-pound fish, this Northfield boy reeled in a 400-pound marlin!
Kegan Rothman, a fifth grader from Northfield has been fishing since he was just 3 years old. Now after just turning 11 in March, he’s already more of an accomplished fisherman than many. His latest accomplishment was reeling in a 400-pound marlin while on vacation with his father, Dan Rothman, in Mexico late February. Kegan battled the fish for about an hour-and-a-half. Mind you, Kegan weighs 95 pounds!
According to NJ.com, this comes a year and a half after Kegan caught nationwide attention after landing a 10-foot, 600-pound white sturgeon in 2015! Holy mackerel!!
Kegan’s love of the sport came from his father Dan, who grew up in Atlantic City and also has been fishing since he was little. Over the past few years, Kegan has proved that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. He’s already won a slew of fishing competitions and even placed in one that was open to all ages.
There is just no telling what else this kid will reel in in the years to come!
Check out the video of this impressive catch!
Interview with Kegan and his dad after his 2015 catch!