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FISHING REPORT

by Larry Jock 






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SATURDAY, August 17, 2019


Walt Kamesnik caught a pair of flounder on the west side of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Fish measured 19 and 21-inches.  Caught on minnows.



Jamie Goslee caught a barracuda at the Jackspot on the "BentOver".



The "Chaos" went to the Baltimore Canyon and returned with a 28 lb. dolphin.  Water temp was 85-degrees.



On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", aanglers caught 3 keeper flounder in the West Channel on Gulp and minnows.  



Anglers on the "High Anxiety" caught 12 flounder with 4 keepers up to 18 1/2-inches while drifting in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  All caught on live bunker.



Capt. Monty on the "Morning Star" said that the black sea bass bite wasn't fantastic but anglers kept on them and went home with a few dinners.



Anglers on the "Reely Workin" went to the Poor Man's and boxed 19 gaffer dolphin.  They then went to the Hot Dog and caught a 47 lb. wahoo.






8:21 PM - The scales closed on the final day of the Poor Girls Open.  There were a few changes to the leaderboad.  Here are the final results (todays catches are in bold):



Billfish Release: 


1st - DA Sea - 5 white marlin releases
2nd - C-Boys - 4 white marlin releases (11:13 AM) 

3rd - No Quarter - 4 white marlin releases (2:16 PM) 



Dolphin: 

1st - Haulin n Ballin - 74.5 lbs. 

2nd - Talkin Trash - 40.2 lbs. 

3rd - Seek & Destroy - 23.2 lbs. 



Tuna: 

1st - Marli - 65.3 lbs. (10:41 AM)


2nd - Reel Chaos - 65.3 lbs. (2:40 PM)
3rd - Cabana - 64.9 lbs.




Wahoo: 

1st - Restless Lady II - 69.7 lbs. 

2nd - Bar South - 47.8 lbs. 


3rd - Rhonda's Osprey - 30.5 lbs. 







FRIDAY, August 16, 2019



8:34 AM - Capt. Buddy Whetzel on the "Bubblehead" reported that the Baltimore Canyon has 3-4 foot seas... light winds.  Clean water and lots of sea life.




9:50 AM - Capt. Buddy Whetzel on the "Bubblehead" reported that the seas have laid down nicely.  They have caught some dolphins and released a shark.  A few white marlin releases have been reported in the Poor Girls Open.




2:44 PM - Maddie Aniunas caught a 36-inch king mackerel while trolling spoons at the Jackspot.



Dennis Cain and Bill DeCarlo caught their limit of 8 flounder while drifting white Gulp Swimming Mullets in the Thorofare, just past the houses.  Largest fish was 21-inches.  Caught during the outgoing tide.



Walt Kamesnik caught 2 flounder on minnows by the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Fish measured 16.5 and 19-inches.



Chris Wolf and Bob Harrison caught a 20-inch flounder and 5 bluefish on squid by the Rt. 50 Bridge.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Last Call" had 3 white marlin releases in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.



Tyler Adkins caught 2 flounder on live mullet by the South Jetty.  Fish were 19.5 and 20-inches.



Anglers on "The Migrator" caught 2 cobia weighing 42 and 58 lbs.  



Jim Thompson caught a 17.5-inch pomano in the surf off Fenwick Island.



Bill Warrington on the "Chaos" caught a 27 lb. mahi in the Baltimore Canyon.




3:15 PM - Anglers on the "Cabana" are reportedly bringing a blue marlin, estimated at 500 lbs., to the scale of the Poor Girls Open today. UPDATE:  They ended up releasing the blue marlin.  Congrat's to the Pink Marlins!!!




8:41 PM - I just got back from the scales of the Poor Girls Open and it was a CRAZY second day.  Here is what we saw:



The big news was the
new MD state record dolphin caught by Kristy Frasure on the "Haulin n Ballin". The fish weighed 74.5 lbs. and beat the 72.8 pounder weighed earlier this season.  Congratulations to the entire "Haulin n Ballin" crew!!!!



"Wallhanger" weighed a pair of dolphin (4.9 & 11.0)



"Seek & Destroy" weighed 3 dolphin (13.6, 15.8 & 23.2 lbs.)



"Marli" weighed a 65.3 lb. yellowfin.  They also had 3 dolphin weighing up to 10.2 lbs.



"Stalker" weighed 3 dolphin (20.1, 46.8 & 49.6 lbs.)



"Bubblehead" had a white marlin release and a dolphin.



"Ringleader" had a white marlin release and 2 dolphin (10.9 & 12.3 lbs.)



"Talking Trash" had a white marlin release, a blue marlin release and weighed 3 dolphin (11.7, 15.9 & 40.2 lbs.)



"Grande Pez" weighed a 48 lb. dolphin. 



"Salty Sons" had a white marlin release and 3 dolphin (9.9, 11.9 & 20.7 lbs.)



"Cabana" released a blue marlin, estimated at 500 lbs.  Caught by Cindy Anastasi.



"C-Boys" released a white marlin and caught 7 dolphin.  None were weighed.



"Blue Eyes" had 3 white marlin releases.



"Hall Pass" released a blue marlin and caught a dolphin.  The blue marlin was caught by Stefanie Hall, and was her first.  Congrat's Stefanie!!!!



"No Quarter" had 4 white marlin releases.



"Fishin Fever" had 2 white marlin releases and a dolphin (not weighed)



"Boss Hogg" had a white marlin release, a blue marlin release and a dolphin.



Here are the standings after Day 2:



Billfish Release:

1st - C-Boys - 4 white marlin releases (11:13 AM)

2nd - No Quarter - 4 white marlin releases (2:16 PM)

3rd - Electric Blue - 2 blue marlin & 1 white marlin release



Dolphin:

1st - Haulin n Ballin - 74.5 lbs.

2nd - Talkin Trash - 40.2 lbs.

3rd - Seek & Destroy - 23.2 lbs.



Tuna:

1st - Marli - 65.3 lbs.

2nd - Stalker - 49.6 lbs.

3rd - Grande Pez - 48.0 lbs.



Wahoo:

1st - Restless Lady II - 69.7 lbs.

2nd - Bar South - 47.8 lbs.

3rd - MR Ducks - 27.2 lbs.










THURSDAY, August 15, 2019



The first day of the Poor Girls Open is today and it looks like there are 183 boats competing this year.  This is a large increase versus last year when they had 149 boats entered in the tournament and 155 the year before.



On the charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 3 keeper flounder up to 18-inches in the East Channel.  All on white Gulp.



On the charter boat, "On the Run", Nico Landenburg caught an 18-inch flounder in the East Channel on a Gulp.




7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the Poor Girls Open and here is what we saw:



"Talkin Trash" weighed a pair of dolphin (11.1 & 16.6 lbs.) (2nd place)



"No Quarter" had 3 white marlin releases. Last one was at 2:53 PM.  (3rd place)



"Pumpin Hard" had 2 white marlin releases and 3 dolphin.



"Bar South" weighed a 47.8 lb. wahoo. (2nd place)



"C-Boys" had 4 white marlin releases.  Last one at 11:13 AM. (1st place).



"Yellowfin" weighed 8 dolphin.  Their 2 heaviest weighed 11.2 and 21.7 lbs. (1st place)



"Marli" had 2 white marlin releases.



"Restless Lady II" weighed a 69.7 lb. wahoo (1st Place).



"MR Ducks" weighed a 27.2 lb. wahoo (3rd place).



"No Limits" weighed 3 mahi (4.5, 6.3 & 11.4 lbs.) (3rd place)



"Marlin Gale" had 2 white marlin releases.



"The Zipper" had 3 white marlin releases.  Last one was at 11:50 AM.  (2nd place)





Outside the tournament:



On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", Rusty Owen caught 3 keeper flounder on Gulp around the OC Inlet.  Largest was a 20-incher.








WEDNEDAY, August 14, 2019



Big Bird Cropper and Jim Ferguson caught 7 bluefish, up to 8 lbs. 11 oz., 6 short stripers and 9 short flounder while tossing Roy Rigs around the Rt. 50 Bridge.



Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" said the black sea bass bit fine today.  Several doubleheaders were caught






TUESDAY, August 13, 2019


The "Triggerfish" returned to Sunset Marina with a 437 lb. swordfish caught between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons.  Fish was hooked at 



Anglers on the charter boat, "On the Run" caught a 40 lb. cobia, 15 Spanish mackerel, 2 king mackerel and a dozen bluefish.  All while trolling spoons at the First Lump.


Justin Marshall said that he has been catching a good number of black sea bass with a lot of throwbacks in 90-feet of water.  Fish are up to 18-inches.




MONDAY, August 12, 2019


"Cabana" released 5 white marlin and caught 10 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.



"Grande Pez" caught 3 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.



Charter boat, "Marli" released 2 white marlin and caught 3 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.



Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 3 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.



JR Landis caught 3 keeper flounder in 45-feet of water south of Little Gull Shoal.  Largest measured 21-inches.






SUNDAY, August 11, 2019


After catching that big 53 1/2-inch mackerel yesterday, Daniel Hill boated another one today at Great Gull Shoal.  Today's was 28-inches.  Daniel and Andrew also caught a peanut dolphin at Great Gull. 



"Cabana" had 4 white marlin releases, a blue marlin release and almost 2 dozen dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.



The charter boat, "Marli" went to the Poor Man's Canyon and had 3 white marlin releases and a dolphin.



The charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 3 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.



"No Quarter" had a blue marlin release near the Rockpile.



Kelly Kramarck caught a 28 lb. wahoo and Jody Williams caught a 12 lb. dolphin at Massey's Canyon.



Marc Turner was catching kingfish off the beach on 123rd Street.






SATURDAY, August 10, 2019



There were some BIG king mackerel caught just off our coast today.  Daniel Hill caught a 52-incher that weighed 32 lbs. 4 oz.  Dan hooked it at Great Gull Shoal on a Stretch 25.



Nick Watts on "Saltwater Adventures" caught a 53 1/2-inch king makerel that weighed 33.5 lbs. while trolling a plug at Great Gull Shoal.



Colin Beatty caught a 19-inch flounder in the surf in South Bethany Beach.



Steve Long caught a king mackerel, a Spanish mackerel and 4 bluefisn while trolling spoons at the Bass Grounds.



On the charter boat, "Get Sum" junior angler Ella Zurad caught a 17 1/2-inch flounder on a white Gulp in the East Channel.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported that it was a bit bumpy in the morning but flattened out in the afternon.  Sea bass bit good for a while.   Largest was a 17 1/2-incher.



Steve Long caught Spanish and king mackerel at the Bass Grounds.






FRIDAY, August 9, 2019


There are 265 boats eligible to fish today on the final day of the White Marlin Open.  Will the local boat, "Fish Whistle" hang on to win with their 79.5 pounder?  Will the local boat, "Haulin' n Ballin' hold onto 1st in the Blue Marlin Division The scales should be packed and the excitement level high.



Nick Pegg on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught a 4 lb. flounder at the Rt. 50 Bridge on a live mullet.




2:17 PM - Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that it was a pretty day on the ocean and the sea bass were snapping.  Largest fish was an 18-incher, caught by Coastal Fisherman favorite, Cathy Creel.



Anglers on the "Migrator" caught a pair of cobia at the north end of Little Gull Shoal.  Largest was a 48 pounder.




THURSDAY, August 8, 2019



Anglers are absolutely slamming cobia from Great Gull and Little Gull Shoals north to Bethany Beach.  Absolutely crushing them.  Look for cruising fish around schools of bunker.



There are 103 boats fishing in the White Marlin Open today.



On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers found sea bass a little stubborn today.  






WEDNESDAY, August 7, 2019



As I thought, it looks like the White Marlin Open will be mostly a Monday, Tuesday and Friday tournament, based upon what I was hearing from Captains at the dock yesterday.  There were quite a few trucks in the parking lot of Sunset Marina this morning.  I received an early report from the "Bubblehead" who is fishing today. They were heading offshore and Capt. Buddy said that the seas were sporty.



There are 120 boats fishing today in the WMO.



On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", anglers caught their limit of bluefish and released a few small striped bass while casting Z-Man artificials in the OC Inlet.








TUESDAY, August 6, 2019


It was a crazy day yesterday at the WMO scales.  I never got home until 11:30 last night with weigh-ins going on past 10:00.  Today there are 335 boats fishing, so I anticipate another busy day at the scale.  You can catch all the action on their live streaming at
www.whitemarlinopen.com.


Big Bird Cropper just stopped by the office to have his picture taken with the 29-inch striped bass he caught while tossing a Roy Rig around the Rt. 50 Bridge.



Chris Gaba caught a 12 lb. 1 oz. sheepshead at the South Jetty on a chunk of clam.



Caleb Powell caught 2 keeper flounder in the Thorofare.  Measured 16 3/4 and 18-inches.  both on Gulp during the incoming tide.



Anglers on the "One More Drift" had 9 keeper flounder on live spot in the East Channel.  Largest was 20-inches.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a pair of keeper flounder caught in the bay towards at the north end of the bay behind Assateague. Largest was 19-inches.



Marc Turner caught short stripers in the canal off 123rd Street on bloodworms.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that they really had to work for sea bass today.  Weren't as aggressively bitting like yesterday.



Mark Sewell caught a 50-inch, 30 lb. cobia at Little Gull.






MONDAY, August 5, 2019


Well, it's here!  The 2019 White Marlin Open starts today and from the looks of it we could see a very buy scale this afternoon.  Not many boats are in their slip today so the canyons will be packed.  This year, 404 boats are registered for the event competing for a record $6,100,000.  This is an increase for both when last year 382 boats went for $5,461,560 in prize money.  I'm hearing folks talking about a Monday-Tuesday-Friday fishing schedule, but we will see how it pans out.






SUNDAY, August  4, 2019


The marinas are buzzing as everyone is getting ready for the White Marlin Open that starts tomorrow.  We are expecting a good number of boats with possible record payouts.  Weigh-ins are each day from 4:00 PM to 9:15 PM.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported calm conditions and mixed success fishing for black sea bass.  High hook had 10 fat ones.  Caught on clams and squid on a variety of bottoms.




7:29 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught a pair of keeper flounder measuring 18 1/2 and 20-inches.  The fish were caught on live spot in the East Channel.



On the charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 3 flounder in the East Channel on Gulp.  Largest measured 20-inches.



Mike Hoffman caught a 23-inch flounder in the East Channel on live bunker.



Ryan Chaney caught kingfish in the surf off 71st Street on bloodworms.



Ayrton Pryor caught a beautiful 63 lb. cobia at Great Gull today.  As always, he was joined by Jacob Lewis.



Hugh Thomas Cropper on the "Myra HT" caught a 40 lb. dolphin in 800 fathoms outside the Baltimore.






SATURDAY, August 3, 2019


Cobia are still being caught off the MD and DE coast.  A few were caught yesterday.  Look for action at Great Gull, Little Gull and off Bethany Beach.  They are normally the best locations to see cobia cruising the surface.




1:36 PM - On the charter boat, "Reel Chaos", Capt. Anthony Matarese, Sr. reported good fishing today.  So far, they have 5 white marlin releases and 2 blue marlin releases in addition to a dolphin that they estimate is around 50 lbs.




3:50 PM - Mason Byrd caught 2 good size flounder in the East Channel.  Used live bunker for bait. Largest one measured 22-inches.



Burke Webb caught 2 flounder measuring 20 and 21-inches in the East Channel on live bunker.



Monica Sellers caught a 25-inch flounder in the East Channel on live bunker.



On the headboat, "Morning Star", Capt. Monty Hawkins reported a steady pick of black sea bass today.  Ocean conditions were as pretty as you could ever ask.  High man had 14 keepers.  Several others were in the double digits.  All on clams and squid.




4:40 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had a great day releasing 7 white marlin and 2 blue marlin.  They also caught a bunch of big gaffer dolphin including a 48 pounder.



Henry League caught a 19-inch flounder in Massey's Ditch on a Gulp and minnow combo. 



Nathan Beck caught a 38 lb. cobia at the Sea Buoy outside the OC Inlet while fishing on the charter boat, "On the Run". 



Anglers on the "Migrator" caught a cobia just outside Little Gull. 






7:30 PM - The scales closed on the last day of the Marlin Club Ladies Tournament and here is what we saw:



Whisky Kilo had a white marlin and 14 dolphin in 1,000 fathoms outside the Poor Man's.



Tighten Up had a white marlin release and 2 yellowfins that weighed 53.4 and 68.2 lbs all from 1,000 fathoms outside the Poor Man's.  The 68.2 pounder ended up in 2nd place in the Meatfish Division



No Quarter had 6 white marlin and a 26.4 lb. dolphin from the Wilmington Canyon.



Buckshot had 2 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in 400 fathoms in the Wilmington.



Roll Groove had 3 white marlin releases.



Reel Estate had a white marlin release and a blue marlin release in 500 fathoms in the Baltimore.



Bon Temps Rouler had a white marlin release.



Talking Trash had 2 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release from 1,200 fathom outside the Baltimore.



Kingfisher had 4 white marlin releases in 550 fathoms in the Baltimore.



MR Ducks had a white marlin release and 2 yellowfins that weighed 54.2 and 60.8 lbs.  The 60.8 pounder ended up in 3rd place in the Meatfish Division.  The MR Ducks team from yesterday that weighed a 112 lb. yellowfin ended up in 1st place in the Meatfish Division.



Primary Search had 3 white marlin releases deep in the Baltimore.



The Billfish Release Division ended as:



1st Place - 650 pts - Ringleader with 5 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release.



2nd Place - 600 pts - No Quarter with 6 white marlin releases



3rd Place - Theresa Jean





In the Ocean Pines Flounder Tournament:



1st Place - John Grant with a 21-inch flounder

2nd Place - Mark Lowman with a 20 1/4-inch flounder

3rd Place - Preston Walls with a 19 7/8-inch flounder

Junior Angler - Chris Barrett with a 17 5/8-inch flounder






FRIDAY, August 2, 2019


The first day of the 2-day Marlin Club Ladies Tournament is today. There are 66 boats registered in the tournament with 27 fishing today and 39 fishing tomorrow.  Weigh-ins are at Atlantic Tackle.



Dan Mattio caught 3 keeper flounder on live spot in the East Channel.




3:34 PM - Andrew Haldeman caught a 22 1/2-inch flounder around the South Jetty.




4:00 PM - Preston Walls, Les Givens and Bobby Breasure caught 8 keeper flounder while fishing with live spot in the East Channel.  Largest was 22-inches.



Moore Bills was not in the tournament and they went 7 for 10 on white marlin outside the Baltimore.




7:45 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the Marlin Club Ladies Tournament.  It wasn't very busy at the scale.  Here is what we saw:



Talkin Trash had a white marlin release and weighed 3 dolphin (13.8, 14.0, 21.4 lbs.)



Cabana had 4 white marlin releases and weighed 2 qualifying dolphin (10.0 & 19.8 lbs.)



Pumpin Hard had 2 white marlin releases and some dolphin.



Haulin n Ballin had 2 white marlin releases.



Buckshot had 4 white marlin releases.  Chris Butler caught her first!!!!!



Top Dog had 3 white marlin releases and 1 qualifying dolphin (18.2 lbs.)



Blood Money went 4 for 7 on white marlin.



MR Ducks weighed a huge 112 lb. yellowfin tuna caught by Lauren Werner.  They also had a white marlin release.



Ringleader had 1 blue marlin release and 5 white marlin releases.








THURSDAY, August 1, 2019


Preston Walls caught a pair of flounder in the East Channel on live bunker.  Fish measured 18 and 20-inches.



There was a good white marlin bite in 600 fathoms behind the Baltimore.  "Let It Ride" had 13 white marlin releases.



"Reel Joy" had 1 blue marlin release and 5 white marlin releases.



"Lights Out" had a blue marlin release.



"Reel Steel" had a white marlin release.



"Miss Victoria" had a white marin release.



Jaime Mirand, Andrew Haldeman and Miranda Haldeman caught 3 keeper flounder at the South Jetty.  Fish ranged from 16 1/2-inches to 20 1/2-inches.








WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019


Evan Jackson caught a 22 3/4-inch, 4 lb. 10 oz. flounder at the north end of the bay behind Assateague Island.  Used a Fishbite bloodworm for bait.



Jon Strickler released his first white marlin while fishing on the "Partnership" at the Rockpile.  The crew also caught some dolphin.



Capt. Monty Hawkins on the charter boat, "Morning Star" reported a tough black sea bass bite.  Once again, the captain had 30 to 40-feet of fish marked on his sounder but the fish just wouldn't bite.  High hook had 6 knotheads.  



Preston Walls caught his limit of 4 flounder while drifting live spot in the Thorofare.  Largest was 20-inches.



Buddy Martin was fishing off the Rt. 50 Bridge at night and caught 8 bluefish, up to 30-inches and 8.5 lbs. and 9 stripers up to 31-inches and 11 lbs.  All were caught on 1 1/2 oz. jib heads with white Zoom Super Flukes during the outgoing tide.  Buddy said that there were small bluefish and shad everywhere!



"No Quarter" had 2 white marlin releases near the Rockpile.



"Buckshot" had 2 white marlin releases near the Rockpile.



"C-Boys" had 2 white marlin releases and 10 dolphin near the Rockpile.



"Pumpin Hard" released a white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.






TUESDAY, July 30, 2019



3:58 PM - Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" just returned with 2 blue marlin releases, a white marlin release, a 40 lb. wahoo and a 40 lb. yellowfin.  All at the Rockpile.



Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that they spent the day pickin at sea bass. Caught some nice fish and 1 keeper flounder.  Water was extremely clear.  Flounder measured 19-inches.  High man had 7 keeper sea bass.



Anglers on the "Tighten Up" went 5 for 7 on white marlin at the Rockpile.  They also caught a 32 lb. mahi.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Fin Razr" released 4 white marlin in the Poor Mans.



"Whiskey Kilo" had a yellowfin in the Poor Man's.






MONDAY, July 29, 2019


Anglers on the "Boss Hogg" went down to the Rockpile and released a white marlin and 2 blue marlin.  They also caught their limit of tilefish and a couple of mahi.



Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had a white marlin release in the Poor Man's.



Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 3 white marlin releases and 6 dolphin in the Poor Man's.



Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 1 white marlin release and 2 blue marlin releases near the Rockpile.



Charter boat, "Marli" had 2 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in the Poor Man's.



"Tighten Up" had 7 white marin releases in the Poor Man's.








SUNDAY, July 28, 2019


Wow!  What a day.  We had a new state record dolphin that just crushed the old record set 34 years ago.  The action at the Big Fish Classic was nothing short of fantastic.  Just an incredible day.



The new state record dolphin weighed an amazing 74 lbs. and was caught by Jeff Wright on the "Layin' Lines".  Just an incredible catch that breaks a record that has stood for 34 years that was previously set at 67 lbs. 8 oz.  Congratulations to Jeff and the entire "Layin' Lines" crew.



In the Big Fish Classic, here is what we saw today:



"Chaser" weighed 2 bigeye tuna (122.5 & 123.5 lbs.)  They went 3 for 8 on white marlin a the south end of the Spencer Canyon.



"Indian Giver" weighed a 42.5 lb. yellowfin caught in the Wilmington.



"Goin' In Deep" weighed 3 yellowfins (54.0, 58.5 & 68.0 lbs.) caught in the Poor Man's.



"In the Dog House" weighed a 17 lb. mahi and a 47.5 lb. yellowfin.



"Whisky Kilo" had nothing short of an amazing tournament.  They had a 69 lb. white marlin and 9 releases.  They also released a sailfish and weighed a 258 lb. swordfish.  They also had 6 yellowfins weighing up to 85.5 lbs.  All in the Poor Mans.



"Over Billin" weighed a 60.5 lb. white marlin.



"Redemption" had 3 white marlin releases and had a 103-inch blue marlin that just missed the minimum qualifying length by 1 inch.



"Gret's Three J's" released 12 white marlin, 2 blue marlin and weighed a 63 lb. yellowfin.  All in the Washington Canyon.



"Game On" weighed a 71 lb. yellowfin tuna



"Restless Lady II" had a large bigeye tuna that was disqualified because a shark took a bite out of it during the fight.  Even with the bite taken out, it weighed 193.5 lbs.  They also had 4 yellowfins weighing up to 68.5 lbs., 4 white marlin releases and 2 mahi.  All in teh Norfolk Canyon.



"FFMD" had a white marlin release, a blue marlin release and weighed a 188 lb. bigeye tuna.  All in the Wilmington Canyon.



"Ocean Commotion" weighed 2 yellowfins. Largest qualified at 52.5 lbs.  They also weighed a 17 lb. mahi.  All from the Poor Man's.



"Rebel" released a swordfish and weighed a pair (147.5 & 294.5 lbs.).  They also weighed 2 golden tilefish.  The heaviest weighed 31 lbs.  All from the Norfolk.



"No Limit" weighed an 85.5 lb. bluefin caught on the chunk in Lemke's Canyon.



"Sea Wolf" had a white marlin release... a blue marlin release and a spearfish release.  They also weighed 2 yellowfins (51 & 61 lbs.).  All from between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons.










SATURDAY, July 27, 2019



10:01 PM - The scales closed on the 2nd day of the Big Fish Classic.  It was crazy at the scales with a lot of incredible catches.  Here is what we saw:

Hubris weighed a 105.25-inch, 345 lb. blue marlin.



That's Right weighed a 64 lb. white marlin.  They also released 2 other white marlin and a mako.



Minor Obsession weighed 2 dolphin (15 & 18 lbs.)



Total Chaos weighed a 41 lb. yellowfin



Eastbound weighed a 24 lb. wahoo that did not qualify.



No Quarter weighed a 142 lb. swordfish, a 39 lb. mahi and a 23 lb. wahoo (DNQ)



Marli weighed a 27.5 lb. mahi, a 30 lb. yellowfin (DNQ) and had 2 white marlin releases.



Primary Search had 11 white marlin releases, a 35.5 lb. mahi and a 49 lb. wahoo.



Lovin Life weighed a 72 lb. white marlin, a 60 lb. white marlin and a 28 lb. mahi


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