Rhonda’s Osprey Wins $113,000 in Poor Girls Open

By Scott Lenox

Rhonda’s Osprey Wins $113,000 in Poor Girls Open

It was an exciting final day to the 24th Annual Captain Steve Harman Poor Girls Open today!  There wasn’t much of anything going on until about 6:00 PM, but then all H. E. Double hockey sticks broke loose.  When the scales closed at 7:30 there were several changes to the leaderboard in the meat fish divisions, but the big money in the billfish release division stayed exactly the same as yesterday.  It was another record breaking tournament with 155 boats and 765 lady anglers fishing for $222,935 in total prize money.  Congratulations to Rhonda’s Osprey on their record breaking performance and congratulations to the Harman family on another awesome event.  Thanks to Dave Messick of Hooked on OC for the great shots from this weekend and Earl Conley for the tournament updates.  Here’s how the final leaderboard ended up and who won what and how much.

Junior Angler

Jordan Andreallo     1 White Marlin Release     $1,000


1st Place     Haulin’ N Ballin’     Shantel Willey     62.6 Pounds     $17,620


3rd Place     Lucky Duck II     Laren Boykin     15.2 Pounds     $3,942.50

2nd Place     Finatic     Ashley Green     18 Pounds     $5,913

1st Place     Playmate     Loren Mansione     19.1 Pounds     $12,355


3rd Place     Tighten Up     Christy Keller     64.5 Pounds     $3,753

2nd Place     Bubblehead     Megan Collins     68 Pounds     $5,629.50

1st Place     No Quarter     Hillary Mozeik     68.7 Pounds     $11,882.50

Billfish Release

3rd Place     Billfisher     4 White Marlin Released     $19,028

2nd Place     Espadon     5 White Marlin Released     $28,542

1st Place     Rhonda’s Osprey     8 White Marlin Released     $113,270

It was another decent day of flounder fishing in the back bays today with much better fishing conditions.  It was really nice and calm this morning when Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters put this lady angler on a nice keeper flounder in the south bay on the outgoing tide.

My hunt club buddy Fin McCabe had a good day fishing to the south with Captain Todd Zimmerman, Jim Zimmerman, Adam Candeloro and Mark Harrison.  The crew caught several blues, sea robins and skates, sharks up to 4 feet long, 20 throwback flounder and these keepers up to 19 1/2″.

Conditions were much better for Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing in the back bay as well.  Captain Marc had a good time putting shooters on good action for cow nosed and southern rays in flat calm conditions.

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