Carolina Time wins billfish division of Barta tournament
Five billfish releases tops field of 43
|Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish Tounament|
Fin Planner caught the biggest dolphin and had the top junior angler in the billfish division in the Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish Tournament out of Beaufort last weekend.
Capt. Shane Brafford and the crew of the Carolina Time won the Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish Tournament out of Beaufort last weekend, beating a field of 43 boats by catching and releasing five billfish.
In the Gamefish categories, the Fin Planner weighed the largest dolphin at 47.62 pounds. Lookin Back caught a 12.22-pound tuna to win that division, and Wisher decked the largest wahoo at 45.86 pounds.
Bill Diller claimed the Grand Slam Award, while Chase Diller won the Grand Slam Junior Angler Award. The Dillers fished on the Wisher and totaled 53.9 pounds with their wahoo and a dolphin. They did not catch a tuna.
The Heel Yeah, with Capt. Yancy Morris on the bridge, had a good day. It won Top Outboard Boat Honors with 800 points earned by James Morris on his way to Top Senior Angler Honors and Heather Beacham on her way to Top Lady Angler Honors. The top Junior Angler in the Billfish Division was Ran Johnson of the Fin Planner with 800 release points.
Dare County Boat Builders Tournament, July 18–21, Manteo
Billfish: 1. Summer Girl, 300 points (3 sailfish); 2. Chasin Tail, 300, (2 sailfish, 1 blue marlin); 3. Desperado, 200 (2 sailfish). Day 1 Daily: Summer Girl (2 sailfish); Day 2 Daily: Summer Girl (1 sailfish); Day 3 Daily: Tar Heel (1 blue marlin, 1 white marlin). Wahoo: 1. Daniel Spencer, 33 pounds; 2. Bi Op Sea, 22 pounds. Dolphin: 1. Carly A, 22 pounds; 2. Summer Girl, 22 pounds. Tuna: Chip Drewry, 44.5; 2. Smoker, 44.5.
East Coast Got-Em-On Classic King Mackerel Tournament, July 13-14, Carolina Beach
NC Summer Redfish Shootout, July 13, Sneads Ferry
- Lee Padrick/Dwayne Smith, 7.61 pounds; 2. Allen Jernigan/Tim Chavez, 6.8; 3. Jonathan Garrett/Tyler Barnes, 6.61. Largest redfish: Padrick/Smith, 4.56.
Hatteras Grand Slam, July 11-14, Hatteras
Billfish: 1. Outlaw, 850 points (1 blue marlin, 1 white marlin, 2 sailfish); 2. Salvation, 800 (2 blue marlin); 3. Bill Collector, 600 (4 white marlin). Dolphin: Tuna Duck, 33.3; Tuna: Release, 29.9. Top Lady Angler: Kara Solomon (Outlaw), 700, (1 blue, 1 white, 1 sail).
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