Mako Mania Day 1 Scales

By Scott Lenox

Mako Mania Day 1 Scales

The 19th Annual Mako Mania began today with some nasty sea conditions.  There are 37 boats entered in the tournament and 32 ventured out into rough seas today.  There were reports from several boats of seas averaging 7′ with wave frequencies of 5-6 seconds….that equates to not cool fishing conditions….especially drifting for sharks.

There were still a bunch of sharks caught despite the rough conditions, and here’s what hit the dock.

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This “stylish” crew on the Reelentless caught this nice 146.5 pounder and currently sits in third place.

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The second place fish was brought in by the Talkin Trash and pulled the scale down at 183.5 pounds.

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The first place fish is this bruiser of a Mako caught by Fish in OC boat Marli with Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens.  The big Mako took a whole Mackerel in the Fingers and tipped the scale out at 281.6 pounds.  Congratulations to Captain Mark and crew on a nice fish to start the tournament!

Captain Jeremy Blunt on the Wrecker didn’t hit the scales but his crew did catch 13 sharks.  One Hammerhead, one Mako, 3 Spinner Sharks, 3 Sandbar sharks, 4 Dusky sharks (the largest @250lbs) and an approximately 300 pound Tiger shark.  Talk about some action!

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