Friday, July 23, 2010
1st Place Winning Team (Kona Classic Tournament) 6/26/10 -to- 6/27/10
56 boats blasted off at the starting line this weekend, all hoping luck would go there way. Marlin Magic released the only blue on day one, leaving options to win wide open. Going into Sunday, everyone one was optimistic, fishing was extremely slow, with no paticular area better then the next. I opted to fish close to home, figuring its as good a spot as any.
After the first round up in the morning, a nice mark appeared on the recorder. It didn't take long before the fish was spotted under the long corner. A couple looks at the black lunger and it switched to the short-rigger wasting no time to eat it.
The battle began, and our adrenaline flowed, knowing we had the winning marlin on! Twenty minutes later we had the fish secured along side. We hung on for the remaining hours ahead waiting for somebody to hook up and knock us out of position. But, luck was in our favor, our blue gave us the title of first place weighing in at 473.5 lbs.
Lucky first time angler and tournament team were ecstatic, catching a fish of a life time and having memories to smile about for years to come.
Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs