Posted on August 19th, 2017
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.
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
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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