Insane Third Day at the White Marlin Open

Insane Third Day at the White Marlin Open

By Scott Lenox

Scott Lenox
Scott is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City's fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and fished the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.

In Monday’s Daily Angle I mentioned that the action at the scales for the first day of the 44th Annual White Marlin Open was insane because of the weather, not because it was a “big fish, lots of fish, awesome action” kind of day….well today it was.  With 297 boats fishing today we had a feeling that it was going to be busy, but I’m not sure we anticipated how busy.  DJ Wax was sitting next to me all evening and though he did a great job working the event with sound and helping us make the Livestream smooth, it was so busy he played like 10 songs.  It was nonstop action pretty much all afternoon long and there were a ton of fish brought back to the scales.  We saw some tuna come in that did some damage on the leaderboard, and we saw not 1, not 2, but 3 white marlin hit the board.  One of which is going to be tough to beat and is currently worth about $2.6 Million.  Here’s what the leaderboard looks like after three days of scales action.

Wahoo     55 Pounds     Hog Wild     Gary Capuano     $15,000

Tuna

3rd Place     64 Pounds     Milling Around     Jim Stavola     $36,000

2nd Place     Tie     67 Pounds     Warden Pass     Kris Rainer     $50,000

67 Pounds     Blue Runner     James Boynton     $80,000

1st Place     Intents     68.5 Pounds     Joe Sandler     $460,000

White Marlin

3rd Place     Team Player     70.5 Pounds     Casey Roohan     $80,000

2nd Place     Business     76 Pounds     Michael Logan     $120,000

1st Place     Griffin     86 Pounds      Mike Donahue    $2,600,000

Away from the tournament the party boat fleet was on the bottom dwellers pretty good today.  Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler had some nice catches of flounder and sea bass for his anglers today.

Captain Victor Bunting of the Ocean Princess did some of the same putting anglers on sea bass, flounder and triggerfish.

Ellie Adams (father Scott Adams) from Havre De Grace and Caitlin Kennedy from Fair play, MD had a good day catching some flounder on board the Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe.  Ellie took the pool with her 19″, 2 lb. 14 oz fish that was caught in Sinepuxent Bay on squid and shiner.  Mates were Serge Garder and Matt Harris.

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