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White Marlin Open 50th anniversary

White Marlin Open 50th anniversary

They might want to change the name. The White Marlin Open out of Ocean City, Md., has never gone without a weighed-in billfish in its 50 years. But heading into today’s final day of fishing, that’s exactly where the event stands. No white marlin, no blue marlin, no swordfish. That leaves Street, Md., resident Chris Mentlik in the running for…

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VBBT is a wrap

VBBT is a wrap

Sometimes one is good enough. The crew on the Virginia Beach-based Cuttin’ Up caught a 612.5-pound blue marlin on the first day of the 19th annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament and held on to win the event after Saturday’s final day of competition. It was the only fish the team caught during its two allotted days of angling. The fish,…

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VBBT anglers fishing for second?

VBBT anglers fishing for second?

There are 67 boats out in the Atlantic today competing in the final segment of the 19th annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament. All are trying to catch the team on Cuttin’ Up, a Virginia Beach boat captained by Nick Jones that took the early, and commanding, lead in the event on the first day. Josh Bowen wrestled in a 612.5-pound…

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Pirate’s Cove tournament is a wrap

Pirate’s Cove tournament is a wrap

The 39th annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament concluded Friday with another shuffling of the leaderboard. Country Girl, with Capt. Charles Foreman at the helm, vaulted from seventh placed to the winner’s spot with 800 points that were tallied from a pair of blue marlin and three sailfish. The effort put $370,000 in the team’s bank account. Country Girl edged out…

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Blue Sky takes the lead in the PCBT

Blue Sky takes the lead in the PCBT

After two days and nowhere to be seen on the leaderboard of the 39th annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament, Blue Sky, with Capt. Jay Weaver at the helm, shot into the lead with 650 points on one blue marlin, one sailfish and three white marlin. Right Hook, with Capt. Austin Spitz, also jumped onto the leaderboard, finishing Day 3 of…

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Billfish are the ticket at the PCBT

Billfish are the ticket at the PCBT

Day one of the 39th annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament is on the boards as the 86 teams in the fleet head out to sea for today’s second round of angling. After the first day, Trophy Hunter with Capt. Kenneth Brown is atop the leaderboard with a pair of blue marlin for 500 points. Bill Collector with Capt. Stephen Draughton…

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