1st Place White!
The fishing has been deceptively good during the first two days as over 320 billfish have been caught with 312 released. The anglers have always released their billfish out of a true spirit of conservation, but the few that are weighed can bring big money.
A New York angler is currently winning $2,600,000 for the 75-pound white marlin he caught Tuesday during the 45th Annual White Marlin Open fishing tournament in Ocean City, MD. Bill Haugland from Plainview, NY was fishing on the Lights Out, a 65 ft Bayliss from Ocean Reef, FL when he boated the billfish at 3:10 PM. The 75-pound white marlin is the only qualifier in that division after two days of fishing but there are 3 more fishing days to top Haugland’s catch.
150 of the 382 registered boats fished today while many of the 319 boats that fished Monday rested up. The weather forecasts continue to sound like a broken record...
IGFA Clarification on the use of the Flippy Floppy
The Flippy Floppy device is 100% legal to use when used strictly as a teaser. If a hooked bait/lure is placed behind the Flippy Floppy (or incorporated into the Flippy Floppy), this would not be IGFA legal. The reason for this is because the horizontal “arms” extending from the main daisy chain prevent this from being considered as an “in-line” daisy chain which are IGFA legal.