14-year-old catches monster marlin

(IMG:WPMI) A 14-year-old boy catches a large marlin in the Gulf.

What a catch!

And by a 14 year old angler!

This "big marlin" will be one of the first to be weighed-in at the Blue Marlin Grand Championship in Orange Beach.

The marlin, weighing between 400 and 500 pounds, was caught by 14-year-old Ryan Cooper.

Official weigh-ins aren't scheduled to begin until 5:00 P.M. today and are scheduled to wrap up Saturday evening.

The tournament champions are scheduled to be announced Saturday night at 10:00 P.M.

Local 15 will be airing special coverage of the Blue Marlin Grand Championship live on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M.