HUK Big Fish Classic Standings

By Scott Lenox

HUK Big Fish Classic Standings

Yesterday at the HUK Big Fish Classic at the Talbot Street Pier there was nothing going on.  We had one white marlin come to the scale that didn’t meet the 67″ minimum length required for the tournament, so it wasn’t weighed….and that was it.  Being that boats were allowed to fish a 32 hour window from lines in at 7 AM yesterday until lines out at 3 PM today, we had a feeling that lots of boats would choose to fish overnight and that today’s scales would be busy….we were right.  34 of the 40 boats registered for the tournament fished the first 32 hour window that ended today at 3 PM and tonight we saw a bunch of fish at the scales.  Here are some unofficial standings for the 4th Annual HUK Big Fish Classic as of today.  Big thanks to my partner in crime Dave Messick from Hooked on OC for the great shots!

$2,000 Winner Take All Release Division

The Chaser     300 Points

Release Division

2nd Place     M.R. Ducks     600 Points

1st Place     Sea Note     950 Points

Heaviest Stringer

3rd Place     Absolute Pleasure     220 Total Pounds

2nd Place     Moore Bills     242 Total Pounds

1st Place     No Quarter     281.5 Total Pounds

Heaviest Billfish

1st Place     Always Something     86 Pound Swordfish

Heaviest Tuna

3rd Place Tie     Husevo     73.5 Pound Yellowfin

3rd Place Tie     Absolute Pleasure     73.5 Pound Yellowfin

2nd Place     Stalker     74.5 Pound Yellowfin

1st Place     No Quarter     83 Pound Yellowfin

Big Fish

3rd Place     MJ’s     88.5 Pound Wahoo

2nd Place      No Quarter     128 Pound Blue Shark

1st Place     Restless Lady     145.5 Pound Blue Shark

Away from the tournament there were some pretty nice fish caught in the inlet.  Flounder fishing sucks pretty good right now with the dirty water conditions, but fishing has been pretty good for scent feeders like sheepshead and red and black drum.  John Foreman found that there are some black drum at the jetties and this one decided to eat the wrong sand flea.

Bear down at the Oceanic Pier submitted this photo of Scott Harash who used a live sand flea to catch this citation sized 24 3/4″ sheepshead that weighed 11 pounds from the sea wall on the north side of the inlet.

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