New Small Boat Tuna Worth $100,000 on Day 3 of The White Marlin Open

By Scott Lenox

New Small Boat Tuna Worth $100,000 on Day 3 of The White Marlin Open

There was some pretty crappy weather at the scales tonight for day three action of the 46th Annual White Marlin Open, but we did see some fish.  There were some near misses like a blue marlin that just missed the minimum length requirement of 114″ and a couple of dolphin that just missed the daily dolphin calcutta by just 1/2 a pound, but there were also some hits like the new small boat tuna leader that is looking at about $100,000.  It may have been a dreary day at the scales, but it was another good one, and there are still 368 fishing days left so Thursday and Friday should both be busy.  Here’s who’s currently winning what after three days of fishing.

WHITE MARLIN

74lbs
Chasin Tail
Nathan Walker
$1,450,000.00
73.5lbs
Backlash
Michael Wagner
$1,500,000.00
71lbs
Cricket
William Blakemore
$89,000.00

BLUE MARLIN

465.5lbs
Haulin N Ballin
Craig Dickerson
$740,000.00

TUNA

201lbs
Crisdel
Russell Garufi
$940,000.00
145.5lbs
Mjolnir
Ronnie Fields
$130,000.00
135lbs
The Right Place
Mike DiPascali
$36,000.00
121lbs
Reeldiculous
Graham Ward
$100,000.00

WAHOO

82lbs
The Natural
Kyle McLaughlin
$18,000.00
61.5lbs
Keepin It Reel
Sam Folland
$18,000.00
54.5lbs
Caneelin
Sarah Bohlman
$2,000.00
54.5lbs
NIGHT HAWK 111
Jay Monteverdi
$16,000.00

DOLPHIN

35.5lbs
Game Changer
Rob Howes
$18,000.00
33lbs
VIKING 72
Ryan Higgins
$16,000.00
30.5lbs
Ditchdigger Too
John Albanese III
$1,500.00
28.5lbs
Right Hook
Robbie Thrift
$75,000.00
22lbs
HELLSEA
Don Smiley
$16,000.00

SHARK

277.5lbs
Polarizer
Greg Robinson
$225,000.00
Outside of the tournament there wasn’t a whole lot going on.  Teams coming to the scales this evening said that the ocean was rough today so most non tournament boats stayed tied to the dock.  The chance of afternoon thunderstorms and rain kept most bay anglers indoors watching the live broadcast of the tournament.  However, last night Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing went into vampire mode and the houndfish and rays didn’t stand a chance.

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