Posted on August 7th, 2015
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.
No qualifying shark was weighed this week.
3rd Place Sweet Water 43.5 pounds $1,000
2nd Place Just Right V 44 Pounds $34,271
1st Place Warden Pass 45 Pounds $33,271
3rd Place Turn Me Loose 36.5 Pounds $22,847
2nd Place Tra Sea Anne 42 Pounds $23,847
1st Place Streaker 46.5 Pounds $24,847
3rd Place MJ’s 176 Pounds $26,366
2nd Place Rumor Has It 177 Pounds $174,120
1st Place Miss Annie 200.5 Pounds $398,834
1st Place Goin In Deep 551 Pounds $778,352
2nd Place Lights Out 79 Pounds $1,005,872
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.
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.