Posted on September 9th, 2017
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
2nd Place M.R. Ducks 600 Points
1st Place Sea Note 950 Points
3rd Place Absolute Pleasure 220 Total Pounds
2nd Place Moore Bills 242 Total Pounds
1st Place No Quarter 281.5 Total Pounds
1st Place Always Something 86 Pound Swordfish
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
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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