A Couple of $60,000 Blue Sharks

By Scott Lenox

A Couple of $60,000 Blue Sharks

I just got back from the awards ceremony for the 4th Annual HUK Big Fish Classic down at Talbot Street and we handed out some pretty big checks…..literally.  34 out of the 40 boats registered decided to fish the first 32 hour window leaving just 6 to fish from Saturday into Sunday.  There wasn’t much luck to be had out there today so yesterday’s scales action was it for the tournament.  The money has all been distributed and there was some big money won for lots of different fish including thousands of dollars on a couple of big blue sharks.  Here are some of the money winners from this year’s event.

MJ’s     $8,610

Moore Bills     $9,180

Always Something     $27,158

Absolut Pleasure     $29,609

Restless Lady     $61,935     1st Place Big Fish     145.5 Pound Blue Shark

No Quarter      $62,968     1st Place Dolphin, 1st Place Yellowfin, 1st Place Tuna, 1st Place Stringer, 2nd Place Big Fish 128 Pound Blue Shark

Congratulations to Brian Roberts, Captain Sean Welsh and the Lewis family for putting on another awesome event.

Away from the tournament Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters had a crazy good morning fishing the inlet for sheepshead.  Captain Jason and Amanda Heilman combined for four nice sheepshead including a huge 13.5 pound bruiser caught by Amanda.

Captain Drew Zerbe of the Tortuga put Nick Gleco from Sweet Valley, PA on this nice keeper flounder behind Assateague Island this afternoon.  The flattie was caught on a squid and shiner combo and netted by deckhand Serge Garder.

My buddy Greg Donahue caught a 20.5″ flounder good for second place in the Bahia Marina Flounder Pounder today while he was fishing with Captain Brad McCabe of Bay Time Charters.

Ocean bottom fishing was pretty good before the wind blew today and should be again when it stops.  Captain Monty Hawkins emailed this nice catch from the other day after a nice walk and some pasta.  Mate Wes Pollit’s big fish in the front was a doormat of 27″.

Captain Victor Bunting of the Ocean Princess has been seeing a mixed bag of fish on his ocean trips.  Captain Victor has had nice sea bass and keeper flounder coming over the rail of the Princess.

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