Jay Weaver, captain of the Blue Sky, seized first place in the 54th annual Georgetown Blue Marlin tournament, which ran from May 26 to May 28. No fewer than 71 boats participated in the event, the largest turnout since 2000, according to Tournament Coordinator Amy Dukes.
The Blue Sky caught and released three blue marlins and one sailfish, while Capt. Stuart Lackey of the Reel Hook Up came in second with one blue marlin, one white marlin and one sailfish. Capt. Mike King of the Frequent Flyer followed in third with one blue marlin and one sailfish. The Hydrosphere, captained by Mike Bierley, reeled in the biggest marlin, which weighed 532.1 pounds and measured 110 inches in length.
Blue Sky won a prize of $154, 395, which came out of a total payout of $569,875 across all categories.