2015 Ocean City Marlin Club Seasonal Award Winners

2015 Ocean City Marlin Club Seasonal Award Winners

By Scott Lenox

Scott Lenox
Scott is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City's fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and fished the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.

Special thank you to Amanda Shick!

It was another incredible fishing season for the Ocean City Marlin Club!  Here is a complete break down of this year’s seasonal award winners and billfish totals for all club members.

Total Fish for the 2015 Season:

White Marlin: 1,918

Blue Marlin: 156

Sailfish: 15

Spearfish: 40

Swordfish: 3

First White Marlin of the Season: Dale Downey (non-member) “Got-R-Done” 5/24/15 @ 10:48 AM

First White Marlin Caught on Member Boat: Dale Downey (non-member) “Got-R-Done” 5/24/15 @ 10:48 AM

Charles E. Kratz Award – First White Marlin Caught by a Junior Angler (member): Devon Rasmus “White Lightning” 6/11/15 @ 9:30 AM

First Blue Marlin of the Season: Bob Arndt (non-member) “Marli” 6/11/15 @ 1:28 PM

Heaviest Shark Playtime (302.0 lbs.)

Heaviest Wahoo First Light (88.0 lbs.)

Heaviest Dolphin Streaker (46.50 lbs.)

Heaviest Tuna Pumpin Hard 58 (296 lbs.)

Most Tuna caught by a 34’ or Under Boat Blackjack (19)

Most Tuna caught by a 35’-46’ Boat Game Changer (74)

Most Tuna Caught in 2015 – Private Boat

1. Talkn Trash (84)

2. Dawg Haus (51)

3. Reel Fantasy (39)

Most Tuna Caught in 2015 – Charter Boat

1. Marli (305)

2. Boss Hogg (160)

3. Moore Bills (152)

Most Blue Marlin Caught by any boat: Pumpin Hard 58 (9)

Most Billfish Caught – Private Boat in 1 Day: D.A. Sea (13)

Most Billfish Caught – Charter Boat in 1 Day: Billfisher (12)

Most Billfish Caught – 34’ and Under

1. Brenda Lou (35) 9/18/15 @ 12:23 PM

2. My Cin (35) 9/19/15 @ 1:00 PM

3. Canyon Hunter (25)

Most Billfish Caught – 35’ and 46’

1. Poore Sport (54)

2. Partnership (37)

3. Reel Estate (36)

Most Billfish Caught – Private Boat

1. D.A. Sea (103)

2. Reel Joy (64)

3. Poore Sport (54)

Most Billfish Caught – Charter Boat

1. Billfisher (131)

2. Pumpin Hard 58 (70)

3. Moore Bills (65)

Most Billfish Caught by any boat: Billfisher (131)

Recreational Angler Award: James Romero (19)

Most First Billfish Caught by a Charter Boat: Wrecker (40)

Most First Billfish Caught by a Private Boat: Absolut Pleasure (40)

Jimmy Jackson Memorial Award for Top Mate(s) on a Charter Boat: Chris Hornung

Jimmy Jackson Memorial Award for Top Mate(s) on a Private Boat: Dan Prettyman

Top Junior Angler:

1. Emma Campbell (6) 9/19/15 @ 9:12 AM

2. John Charles Duffie (5)

3. Bradley Marks (4)

Top Lady Angler:

1. Judith Duffie (16)

2. Debbie McCann (15) 9/17/15 @ 2:39 PM

3. Peggy Mumford (15) 9/18/15 @ 11:52 AM

Top Gentleman Angler:

1. Ed Dunn (46)

2. Gregory Benn (18)

3. Jeremy Duffie (17)

25 Club: (25-49)

Max Bet (48)

Haulin’ & Ballin’ (47)

Wrecker (47)

First Light (46)

Reel Chaos (44)

No Quarter (42)

Blood Money (40)

Makara (40)

Partnership (37)

Reel Toy (37)

Wound Up (37)

Reel Estate (36)

Brenda Lou (35)

My Cin (35)

Boss Hogg (30)

Maverick (29)

White Lightning (28)

Agitator (26)

Last Call (26)

Canyon Hunter (25)

Pool Party (25)

50 Club: (50-99)

Pumpin Hard 58 (70)

Moore Bills (65)

Reel Joy (64)

Tighten Up (62)

Marli (58)

Buckshot (57)

Poore Sport (54)

Absolut Pleasure (53)

Sea Slammer (53)

Grande Pez (52)

100 Club: (100-199)

Billfisher (131)

D.A. Sea (103)

Last Billfish of the Season: Jimmy Mitchell (non-member) “Talkn Trash” 9/30/15 @ 1:50 PM

Edna Hodgens’ Award for Outstanding Service to the Ocean City Marlin Club 2015:

Ed Dorang & Jack Shook

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