July 12, 2015
This week had several tournaments taking place from Bermuda to Hawaii. The biggest marlin weighed-in this weekend was on the Shake Down fishing the Bermuda Big Game Classic weighing in a 741 lbs. blue(winnings unknown.) Double J fishing the Gulf Coast Blue Marlin Championship also had good luck with a 716.6 lbs. blue marlin and claiming the $200,000 top prize.
East Coast Division
In the MegaDock Billfish Tournament in South Carolina the bite was ok with a fair number of sailfish and marlin released. First Place Billfish Release went to Artemis with Captain Legare Smith with 1200points – 2 blue marlin releases and winning $74,800. Second Place Billfish went to Sportin’ Life with Captain Bobby Garmany releasing 5 sailfish- 1000 points and winning
$56,100. Third Place Billfish Release went to Can’t Complain Captain/Owner Mullins McLeod
with 1000 points – 5 sailfish releases.
The Bermuda Big Game Classic had 39 teams entered in this year’s competition which produced a total of 24 blue marlin and 10 white marlin . In addition to Shake Down weighing-in the largest marlin, the top overall points leaders went to Divine Intervention with Capt. Chris Zaskey- 1500 points -3 blue releases, Big Deal with Capt. Brian Rabbit taking second place with 1200 points- 2 blues and a white marlin and Hit N Run with Capt. Cory Gillepsie, made a move on day 3 to take third place also with 1200 points- 2 blues and a white.
Gulf Coast Division
The Bastante John Uhr Memorial Billfish Tournament finished with Game Hog winning the Billfish Release Division with 2 blue marlin. Second place went to Bleu Sky with 1 blue and 1 white and third place was Bird Dog with 1 white marlin.
The Skins Marlin Derby was in progress at the time of this writing and we will have full results Monday July 13, 2015.
Congrats to all the winners and we look forward to next week in which the InTheBite Sanctioned tournaments are the Viking Ocean Showdown, Sea Horse Anglers Club and Poco Bueno Tournaments. For Details on these events and more check out our calendar Click Here
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