Lady anglers brought plenty of action to Big Rock Landing after a slow day of fishing offshore. Although there weren’t any boated blue marlin, the 76 boats offshore managed to rack up a total of 21 billfish releases- 12 blues, 2 whites & 7 sailfish.
LO QUE SEA stays on top of the release division with 2250.0 points after releasing 2 sailfish & 1 blue marlin. MAMA WHO made out with 800 points for two blue marlin releases! Bets were on GRAND SLAM after fighting their fish for more than 6 hours before it pulled the hook! Even Junior Angler, Ty Fletcher, joined in on the fun with a blue marlin release aboard WOLVERINE! A $6,200 payout goes to CHUNDA for releasing the 62nd fish of the tournament, congratulations crew!
It was obvious the ladies came to WIN the weigh-ins this afternoon! Jean Reynolds, off ORRSMAN, won $2,000 in daily prize money for her 36.7-pound wahoo! RENEGADE’s Jeannie Mauchline was less than one pound short of the 1st place daily dolphin winnings. Her 37.1-pound dolphin was still good enough to take 2nd place in the daily division worth $1,000! Junior Angler, Kayley Rowland, also made an appearance with her 21.2-pound catch on HIGH TIME. It was WOLVERINE’s Rob Helzer who weighed the largest dolphin of the day cashing in $2,000 for a 37.9 pounder.
Sporty seas called for a calmer day on land. The leaderboard remains untouched…for now! Lines are in at 9:00 AM & the hunt for the 500-pounder is STILL ON!