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The book was inspired by Heller's daughter Emily, who was born three months premature, tipping the scales at a mere 2 pounds and measuring no bigger than her father's hand.
After two days of tuna fishing, Rothery said his party had 30 over 100 pounds and three over 200 pounds, with the biggest tipping the scales at a hefty 275 pounds.
Most of the fish were in the 8- to 15-pound range, with one tipping the scales at 42 pounds.