"It was nuts, it was nuts!" says Marin.
He speared a sturgeon with minutes to go in the season.
"We had it on ice, it was 12:28, and you gotta quit at 12:30," says Marin.
The fish weighed in at 73 pounds.
"I'm going to hook up with some buddies, get it smoked I imagine," says Marin.
Most people who harvest a sturgeon eat them. DNR Fisheries Biologist Ryan Koenigs says, every fish tastes different.
"The emergence of shard in the last 20 years, these fish are getting a lot fatter, and that is causing a less favorable taste, I guess you could say, to these fish," says Koenigs.
Matt Klug caught a 110-pounder last weekend, his fourth.
"I prefer to deep fry mine, and get the red meat off the yellow fat as much as you can," says Klug.
On rare occasion, a sturgeon finds a more permanent home.
In 1997, the owners of Jerry's Bar made a special offer to anyone who could spear a sturgeon over 100 pounds. Paul Bednarek was the first. Now, his sturgeon is mounted in the bar, but, most say, that is too expensive and impractical.
"If I would get it stuffed, I don't know where I would put it, cause I'm pretty sure my wife wouldn't let me hang that fish in the house anyway," says Klug.
Marin says, even if he can't keep his forever, he won't forget the moment.
"This was a special feeling, I'll tell you that," says Marin.