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.

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