White Marlin Open Day 2

By Scott Lenox

White Marlin Open Day 2

Day two of the White Marlin Open is in the books now and it was a really slow day at the docks.  There were only a handful of boats that fished today and the scale action showed it.  It was really rough offshore today….like REALLY ROUGH!  The only boat that hit the scale today was the Ahi.  I spoke to the captain and he told me that the weather was as bad as it seemed and they took several 12 footers over the bow.  They bent a wheel yesterday that forced them to give it a try today under extreme conditions.  The Ahi set out this morning and dropped their spread in at 8:30 about 40 miles offshore.  They proceeded to troll out to the Baltimore Canyon and then just turned around and trolled back until the 3:30 PM lines out call.  They did have three white marlin in the spread and did catch one dolphin.  The dolphin was big enough to bring it to the scales at Harbor Island to try and take a piece of the daily meat fish calcutta.  If Ahi’s fish reaches the 20 pound minimum for dolphin, then they are looking at a payout of around $12,000 for their efforts.  It was heartbreaking for me when the scale read 19.5 pounds!  That’s how tournament fishing goes and the crew of the Ahi knows that so they’ll put forth a great effort on their next two days and see how things unfold.

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Here is how things look on the leaderboard after two days of fishing.

Shark

No qualifier

Dolphin

3rd Place  Game Changer  34 pounds

2nd Place  Brenda Lou  36 pounds

1st Place Turn Me Loose  36.5 pounds

Wahoo

1st Place  Warden Pass  45 pounds

Tuna

3rd Place  Island Girl  140.5 pounds

2nd Place Team Greene Turtle  157.5 pounds

1st Place  Rumor Has It  177 pounds

Blue Marlin

1st Place  Goin In Deep  551 pounds

White Marlin

No qualifier

Here is a link to a great video by our Hooked on OC production crew and Dave Messick of the Day 1 scales action……WMO Day 1 Scales

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