Delmarva Dominated the 44th White Marlin Open


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Photo from Chuck Regner. 95 1/2 pound white marlin brought in by Glen Frost aboard Wire Nut. Glen Frost is from Stevensville Maryland new first place white marlin. Worth 1.3 million. 3rd largest white marlin in the 44 year history.

On the last day of the forty fourth White Marlin Open, three hundred and twenty-seven boats went fishing for their last shot at topping the leader board.  The weather this year was the big player in the outcome of this tournament.  Usually Thursday is the big day for turnovers, this year it was Friday, the last day.  Due to the crazy weather we had at the beginning of the week, Monday and Tuesday especially, kept a lot of boats at port.  On Tuesday only twelve boats went fishing, but they brought fish to the scales in some rough seas.  On Tuesday the marinas were packed with boats that didn’t go fishing.  There were three hundred and fifty-three boats that were registered, close to three thousand anglers, competing for $4.97 million dollars.  The largest purse ever awarded in any fishing tournament.



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Photo from Chuck Regner. 95 1/2 pound white marlin brought in by Glen Frost aboard Wire Nut.

The eighty-six pound white marlin that was in first place on Thursday was thought to be the largest we would see this  year.  Until the Wire Nut came to the scales at four on Friday with a large white caught by Angler Glen Frost.  The white measured seventy-three inches long and fifteen and a half inches wide.  This was going to be a heavy fish easily over ninety pounds.  The white weighed in at ninety-five and a half pounds.  This was the new leader and the fourth heaviest white marlin brought to the scales in the forty-four years of the White Marlin Open.  It was also Glen Frost’s first white marlin ever caught, netting him $1,654,800 in prize money. Glen is from Stevensville, Maryland, which makes the winner a Delmarva local.  Mike Donahue from Wilmington, Delaware was now in second place at eighty-six pounds worth $1,525,964 .  Third place worth $164,673,  was now held by Joe Andrews, aboard Mr Ducks, Joe is from Ocean City, Maryland.  This year Delmarva anglers dominated the white marlin leader board for the forty fourth White Marlin Open.  Congratulations gentlemen and crews!

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Leaderboard …

Date Boat Angler Weight Est. Prize Photos
White Marlin
8/11/17 Wire Nut
Ocean City , MD
Glen Frost
Stevensville, MD
95.5 $1,654,800.00 Photos
8/9/17 Griffin
Palm Beach , FL
Mike Donohue
Wilmington, DE
86 $1,525,960.00 Photos
8/11/17 M.R. DUCKS
Ocean City, MD
Joe Andrews
Ocean City, MD
79.5 $164,673.00 Photos
8/9/17 Intents
Jupiter, FL
Joe Sadler
Jupiter, FL
68.5 $866,553.00 Photos
8/8/17 Blue Runner
Manasquan, NJ
James Boynton
Scituate, MA
67 $90,380.00 Photos
8/9/17 Warden Pass
Cape May , NJ
Kris Rainear
Buena, NJ
67 $52,950.00 Photos
8/11/17 Slabjack
Ocean City, MD
Jared Brown
Brick, NJ
65.5 $36,180.00 Photos
8/10/17 Caitlin
Manasquan , NJ
Jim Murray
Toms River, NJ
64 $36,180.00 Photos
8/7/17 Milling Around
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Jim Stavola
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
64 $36,180.00 Photos
8/11/17 Lisa – Small Boat 
Ocean City, MD
Mike Cutler
Leawod, KS
59 $112,050.00 Photos
8/11/17 Dawg Haus – Small Boat 
Ocean City, MD
Jimmy Michael
Pasadena, MD
58 $51,300.00 Photos
8/11/17 Silly Money
Annapolis, MD
Andrew Cohen
Ashton, MD
23 $74,841.00 Photos
8/7/17 Hog Wild
Manteo, NC
Gary Capuano
Annapolis, MD
55 $27,841.00 Photos
8/10/17 G-Force
Ocean City, MD
Seth Obetz
Manheim, PA
53.5 $26,841.00 Photos
8/11/17 Karen Marie
Vero Beach, FL
Jonathan Bennett
Atlanta , GA
50.5 $24,841.00 Photos
8/11/17 Restless Lady
Ocean City, MD
Frank Snover
White Township, NJ
126 $7,091.00 Photos

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