Posted on August 9th, 2017
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
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
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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