Monday, August 13 - Official White Marlin Open Results
OCEAN CITY - The 34th Annual White Marlin Open is officially in the books.
Here's a look at all the top fish and the payouts.
White Marlin: 83 pounds, John Frankos (Virginia Beach, Va.), 'Rebel' (Nags Head, N.C.), $1,394,480; 78 pounds, Rhett Bailey (Jensen Beach, Fla.), 'Viking 54' (New Gretna, N.J.), $137,427; and 76 pounds, Gregory Hoffa (King of Prussia, Pa.), 'Nasty Habit' (Cape May, N.J.), $90,784.
Blue Marlin: 632.50 pounds, Carl Hurledaus (Annapolis), 'Wireless' (Annapolis), $378,210; 590 pounds, Bill Mathews (Berlin), 'Gale Force II' (Snug Harbor, Md.), $289,640; and 567 pounds, Bob Belansen (Cape May, N.J.), 'Beast' (Cape May, N.J.), $176,569.
Tuna: 259 pounds, Jonathan Stallings (Garner, N.C.), 'Wet Floors' (Morehead City, N.C.), $2,000; 207.50 pounds, Greg Ryan (Gavnet Valley, Pa.), 'Trouble Maker' (Ocean City), $3,000; 191 pounds, Rob Grodzicki (Dewey Beach, Del.), 'Ursula Priscilla (Indian River, Del.), $251,818; 184.50 pounds, Steve Boyle (Media, Pa.), 'Miss Andrea' (Cape May, N.J.), $92,238; and 176.50 pounds, James Rodgers (Potomac, Md.), 'Hard Head' (Wilmington, Del.), $36,895.
Dolphin: 32 pounds, Eric Bjorklund (Brookeville, Md.), 'Smoker' (Manteo, N.C.), $4,000; 24.5 pounds, John Sullivan (Milford, Del.), 'No Worries' (Wilmington, Del.), $3,000; and 23.5 pounds, Patrick Sciacca (Wantagh, N.Y.), 'Blinky III' (Freeport, N.Y.), $2,000.
Wahoo: 83.5 pounds, Stephen Lewis (Ocean City), 'M.R. Ducks' (Ocean City), $4,000; 78 pounds, Stephen Schwing (Catonsville, Md.), 'Fish Whistle' (Indian River, Del.), $3,000; and 74.5 pounds, Paul Crampton (Funkstown, Md.), 'Marlin Magic' (Hampton, Va.), $2,000.
Shark: 111 pounds, Michael Brennan (New York, N.Y.), 'Smoker' (Manteo, N.C.), $4,500; and 104 pounds, Joe Gunkel (Highland, Md.), 'Outlaw-X' (Ocean City), $3,500.
For complete wrap up of this year's tournament, see the updated website of The Dispatch on Friday and pick up the paper on the streets for all the photos.