42nd Annual White Marlin Open Results

By Scott Lenox

42nd Annual White Marlin Open Results

Photos by Dave Messick and Nick Denny courtesy of Hooked on OC.

The 42nd Annual White Marlin Open is in the books and it was an awesome week!  When we had a white marlin waiting at the scales at 4PM sharp on Monday we knew that it was going to be a good week.  Today was a CrAZy day on the scales as we saw tuna get weighed that jumped into 2nd place and a ton of money, but just moments later was bumped to 3rd place by a new 1st place tuna that cashed almost $400,000.  We saw another qualifying white marlin that swiped almost a Million dollars from the first place blue marlin and we had a boat report in that they were hooked into a big blue marlin and were hoping to make the scales.  The reported blue marlin was never boated, and at the time the scales closed at 9:15 the boat was still fighting the fish and was just hoping for the release.  It was a crazy week at Harbour Island.  Here are all of the winners with the approximate payouts that they will receive.

Shark

No qualifying shark was weighed this week.

Wahoo

3rd Place  Sweet Water  43.5 pounds  $1,000

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2nd Place  Just Right V  44 Pounds  $34,271

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1st Place  Warden Pass  45 Pounds  $33,271

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Dolphin

3rd Place  Turn Me Loose  36.5 Pounds  $22,847

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2nd Place  Tra Sea Anne  42 Pounds  $23,847

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1st Place  Streaker  46.5 Pounds  $24,847

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Tuna

3rd Place  MJ’s  176 Pounds  $26,366

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2nd Place  Rumor Has It  177 Pounds  $174,120

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1st Place  Miss Annie  200.5 Pounds  $398,834

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Blue Marlin

1st Place  Goin In Deep  551 Pounds  $778,352

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White Marlin

2nd Place  Lights Out  79 Pounds  $1,005,872

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1st Place  Backlash  94 Pounds  $1,280,237

Cheryl McLeskey on board the Backlash as the first female angler to catch the largest white marlin in tournament history and the third largest white marlin in tournament history.

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It was a terrific week at the scales for the 42nd Annual White Marlin Open.  Next year’s event will take place August 8 -12, 2016.  Special thanks to the Motsko family for their support.

Fish in OC charter boat Rhonda’s Osprey had a great tournament including this catch of two white marlin and one blue marlin.

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