Local Wins The WMO For The Second Time
Tonight at 10 PM history was made when Tom Hinkle set a new record by winning the White Marlin Open for the Second time. The marlin he and the Fish Whistle crew brought to the scales weighed 79.5 pounds and held. He won in 2008 with an 81 pound white marlin.
The scales were exciting to watch today. Boats were coming in one after another and lined up outside of the marina. Every time a white marlin would come to the scales that could be a contender, the crowd would turn to Tom. He was intensely paying attention to the scales. His first place marlin at 1.46 million dollars was on the line and it was the last couple hours.
One of the last boats to come to the scales had a good sized marlin, and it would be the last one of the night. The marlin wasn’t close enough, and Tom’s sigh could be heard around the scales. There had already been a few place changes, you never know. When 10 PM came the scales were closed and Tom Hinkle made history.
You can check out the White Marlin Open leader board here.