Huge White Grabs $1.5 Million From Friday's Winner

Easy come, easy go.  That is the way it works in the White Marlin Open and the 2020 edition is no exception.  (Actually, there is nothing easy about winning money during the tournament, but I digress.)  As the week unfolds and fish are weighed, the bar is set on the weights needed to crack into the prize money.  In the white marlin division, the “Drillin & Billin” out of Hatteras, NC weighed a 77-pound white marlin on Friday to take first place and the $2.9 million that came with being in all the white marlin added entry levels.  Within 24 hours, that jackpot was cut in half as the “Canyon Blues” out of Ocean City, MD weighed a monster 97-pound white marlin on Saturday that vaulted into 1st place and took $1.5 million from the now 2nd place 77-pound white.  The fish was caught by Brandon Golueke from Chester, MD and stands as the 3rd largest white marlin weighed in the 47-year White Marlin Open history.  Not too disheartening, the “Drillin & Billin” is...

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Three Million Dollar Marlin Takes Spotlight

In what may stand as a world record prize for catching a fish, the Drillin & Billin out of Hatteras, NC weighed a 77-pound white marlin that currently holds first place and $2.9 million dollars in the 47th annual White Marlin Open.  The white was caught by Taylor Fields from Baltimore, MD.  The boat was entered in all the added entry levels and, if it holds for the two final fishing days, the prize would be the largest cash award ever presented by the White Marlin Open.

In addition to the 77-pound white, there are two boats tied for second with 74-pounders.  The "Hook and Settle" out of Ocean City, MD weighed a 74-pound white on Thursday and is now tied with the “Mama C” out of Virginia Beach, VA.  “Mama C” angler Sean O’Donnell from Virginia Beach, VA weighed a 74-pound white on Friday now worth $140,000.  There is a 3-way tie for third place with 72.5-pound whites.  The “Reel Estate” out of Ocean City, MD, the “Skirt Chaser” from Manteo, NC, and...

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