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...
Four Qualifying Marlin Highlight Day Four
The white marlin arrived Thursday as 360 boats fished on Day 4 of the 2020 White Marlin Open. In a hectic day at the scales that lasted well past 10 PM, the billfish prize money pool was tapped to the tune of $3,000,000.
When the dust settled, Adam Fye from Pasadena, MD aboard the "Hook and Settle" out of Ocean City, MD weighed a 74-pound white, taking 1st place and currently holds $1,100,000 in winnings. The “Sea Toy” also from Ocean City, MD with angler Timmy Cullins from Clements, MD, caught a 72.5-pound white worth $1,700,000.00. * In a 2-way tie for third the "Reel Estate" out of Ocean City, Md and the “Reel Steel” from Mt. Lakes, NJ both weighed a 72-pound white marlin worth $115,000.00 each.
With 3 fishing days left there are an average of 280 boats per day still eligible to fish which should lead to more exciting weigh-ins through Sunday. The blue marlin and shark categories are still vacant but that should not last long.
In the tuna...