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Several boats sweep divisions in Small Boat event

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Jun 22, 2017
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Slaughterhouse swept the bluefish division with 12.8,- 12.4- and 9.2-pound catches during the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 38th annual Small Boat Tournament, held June 17-18. The team was presented $120. They are pictured with their catches at Sunset Marina last Saturday.

(June 23, 2017) Fifteen of the 25 teams that participated in the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 38th annual Small Boat Tournament, held June 17-18, came to the Sunset Marina scale with fish to weigh.

Eight boats remained inshore to fish, while 17 went offshore. All but one of the crews fished on Saturday. A total of $6,890 was distributed among the tournament winners.

“Considering what the weather could have been, it went well,” said Boz Jefferson, co-chair of the tournament with Colin Campbell and Bill Regan. “Overall, it was a success. It was a pretty good payout. Hopefully next year the weather will be better.”

“There was some good-size tuna caught,” he added. “We filled the bluefish, tog, sea bass, dolphin and tuna divisions [first through third place]. There was only one founder, which is a little bit unusual.”

In four of the divisions, the same team took first through third place.

The Jezebel crew landed the lone flounder of the competition. The 1.8-pound fish was worth $980. The team earned the $500 Dale Brown Award – named in memory of Brown, who was a Marlin Club member and avid fisherman – for heaviest tournament flounder.

The group also dominated the sea bass division. They boated two 2.8 and one 2.4 pounders, which were worth $480.

The Jezebel crew took home a total of $1,460.

Slaughterhouse swept the bluefish division with 12.8,- 12.4- and 9.2-pound catches. The team was presented $120.

The Joken crew landed the first-, second- and third-place tog. They reeled in 14.2, 8.4 and 5.6 pounders and won $180.

The Nauti-Girl team caught two 11.8-pound and one 10.4-pound dolphin to score first through third place in the division and $2,565.

The Vapor Trail’s 60-pound yellowfin tuna finished in first place in the division. The crew was awarded $1,620.

The Reel Fin Addict hooked 50- and 49.6-pound yellowfin tuna to take second and tie for third place. The team earned $756. The Canyon Blues II group tied for third with their 49.6-pound yellowfin. The team was presented $189.

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