Friday was the final day of the White Marlin Open and once again I was a guest aboard the Toast with Captain Brian Ciscoski and owner Ron Martin.
We were away from the dock at 4:30 AM and in the area of the Washington Canyon by 8:00. Lines went in at 8:30, but unlike Tuesday we didn’t get the first white marlin until later in the morning. We ended the day with three white marlin releases to finish 24th with 490 points.
Meanwhile back at the weigh in the Weldor’s Ark with angler Pasqual Jimenez brought in an 83-pound white marlin to tie with the Under Dog, but I suppose the Weldor’s Ark must have been in more levels because they were awarded the top prize of $2,584,260. The Under Dog won $129,784 and third place went to Lights Out with Bill Haugland and was worth $85,804.
The Auspicious won $924,936 in the Blue Marlin Category with their 881 pounder
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.