Gio Gonzalez and his sailfish


via giog47 on Instagram

Last month in an item in Men’s Journal, Gio Gonzalez talked about the fish he’d love to catch. His white whale, if you will.

“Something I’ve always dreamt of catching is one of those marlins,” he said at the time. “I don’t think I want to mount it on the wall or anything, but to me, I just want that catch and release, you know — good fight, put ‘em back.”

It looks like he’s getting close. Over the weekend, Gonzalez Instagrammed a photo of his most recent catch, a sailfish that, according to his description, took 47 minutes to reel in.

Nats pitchers and catcher report on Thursday, so it looks like the Marlin hunt will have to wait.

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