First White Marlin Hits The Scales At The WMO

Nate Walker (angler) aboard the Chasin Tail, the first boat to the scales today, also caught and brought the first qualifying White Marlin to the scales just now. The fish was an overall length of 84 inches and weighed 74 pounds. At the moment this white is worth 1.4 million dollars. Last year a 75 pound Marlin took third place, so you never know. The boys asked for their check now, but were told it would be better to see how it pans out.

Chasin Tail first boat coming into the marina to the scales of the White Marlin Open 2019 .. photo by Mike Duncan

That is the first white marlin brought in and the first to qualify. Going to be a long week watching fish come tot he scales. The fish was donated to the food bank.

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First White Marlin in the WMO 2019 hits 76 pounds dead nuts, worth 1.4 million dollars

Now there is a second white headed to the scales in the small boat category. This is part of the WMO that is set aside for the smaller boat category. They have to be forty feet or less. There are different categories of fish as well. This first marlin for the small boat category was just shy of the legal length to qualify.

Check out the scales live here.

Fish On!
Rich King

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