Nobody on the Fish Tricks knew when the big bite occurred on day 1 of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament that they had the winner on the other end.
John Grim told us that it was such an odd day out there. We didn’t know what to expect. The crew caught just about every species of Atlantic Ocean pelagic gamefish. Luckily, one of those was a 156lb Big Eye Tuna that was big enough to win the 2016 Ocean City Tuna Tournament and earn the team $216,000.
Grim said we had an incredible day in addition to our big eye. They caught a wahoo, dolphin, mako and fought a blue marlin that ate our secret bait that must of teased all these fish in. Well of course that perked my ears up like a dog on point. Grim went into the boat and brought out their secret rig and I was floored……and of course excited.
Grim said” that Squidnation Flippy Floppy causes so much commotion that I figured why not make a bar out of it. Man did it work. The blue marlin hit it so hard it was incredible”.
2nd place went to the Blue Runner with and 82lb Bluefin and there was a 3rd place tie for 3rd with the Wrecker and Talkn Trash catching 78lb Tunas.
Miss Annie took home top honors in the stringer category and also win the $91,000 Squidnation Stringer Jackpot. Congrats to Captain Randy Yates and mates Ronnie Fields and of course Squid.
22nd place stringer went to the crew of the Billfisher and 33rd to the crew of the Fish Whistle.
Congrats to all the winners and Congrats again to the organizers and ground crew of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament. Year after year Jenn Blunt, Rolf Gudulsky and Brian Tinkler put on a world class event.
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