July 13, 2015 Kona, Hawaii
Amazingly for Kona, Hawaii, 51 blue marlin were caught during the 3 day Skins tournament and not one was over 500 pounds.
Captain Boyd DeCoito on the Foxy Lady won a decisive victory by tagging and releasing seven blue marlin, for a total of 1,400 points. Chip Collins from Texas took care of all the angling duities, while Kama De Silva and Mark Shubert ran the cockpit.
Last year’s World Cup winning team on Huntress was hot on their trail with captain Stymie Epstein and World Cup champion angler Stephanie Choate with five blue marlin tags and a total of 1,000 points. Nate “the Mate” and Kenton Geer worked the pit.
Right behind Huntress with 800 points were captain Carlton Taniyama on Five Star with Warrant Keith and Tom Goodman as anglers and captain Chip Van Mols on Luna with Chip’s daughter Jada Holt as angler.
Photo courtesy West Hawaii Today