Another year of the Texas Billfish Classic is on the books! Tournament Director Jasen Gast came together with all tourney staff, teams and volunteers to put on a hell of an event at Surfside Marina in Freeport. Good conditions offshore allowed great fish to hit the scales, including a 118.9-pound tuna from $ea Dollar$ and a 410-pound blue marlin brought in from Over-Ride.
Congratulations to overall tournament champion Over-Ride, owned by Marty Griffith and captained by Ryan Doxey.
1st Place: Over-Ride
1st Place: Bottom Dollar
1st Place: $ea Dollar$ 118.9 lbs.
1st Place: REHAB 32.4 lbs.
1st Place Overall went to “Mucho Mas” releasing 1 blue marlin and 5 sailfish giving them a total of 1000 points.
Tuna & Dolphin
“Game Hog” released 1 white marlin and a sailfish for a total of 250 points. They took home 1st Place dolphin and tuna awards.
1st Place wahoo went to “Paradise Ranch”
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BARRACUDA: Adriane Reese | Fish Trips.com
BLACKFIN TUNA: James Thuleen | Backlash
BLUE MARLIN: David Badalich | Dock Holiday
BONITO: Mike Hagee | Scat Cat
DOLPHIN: Reed Ruschhaupt | Right Rigger
JACKFISH: Tom Furlow | Ambush
KINGFISH: David George | Dirty Money
LING: Tommy Temple | Dirty Deeds
MACKEREL: Herbert Snowden | Full Cooler
SAILFISH: Martin Clement III | Vamonos
SHARK: Buddy Mills | Day Pay
WAHOO: Emily Bryant | Fishy Business
WHITE MARLIN: Jenny Price | Got ‘M On
YELLOWFIN TUNA: Ed Crocker | Doc Holiday
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Offshore Division Winner
1st Place: Reel Bounty | Tony Annan | Capt. Kirk Elliott
Tag & Release
1st Place: Cajun Queen 3 Blues, 3 Sails 1,800
Blue Marlin: Reel Bounty | Andy Hollen | 547 lbs.
Tuna: Mono Chongo | Robert Brown | 176.5 lbs.
Dorado: Over the Limit | Derek Elzner | 26.5 lbs.
Wahoo: Notorious | Marsh Miller | 63 lbs.
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Got ‘M On
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Standaman with 710 points
1st Place: Marilyn Atkins | Mojo | 25.65 lbs.
1st Place: Rebecca Ramming | Rebecca | 9.75 lbs.
1st Place: Emily Petty | Vanquish | 34.45 lbs.
1st Place: Sharon Smith, Laura Smith and Heidi Cluck | Standaman | 6 releases
1st Place: Debbie Tucker and Catherine Carr | Mojo | 2 releases
1st Place: Kathleen Wyatt | Doc Holiday | 1 release
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Backlash | Travis & Jackie Hunter | 3,300 points
1st Place: Slight Edge | Perry Forrester | 442.5 lbs.
1st Place: Down Time | Bobby Walters | 162.5 lbs.
1st Place: Relentless Pursuit | Dennis Pasentine | 31.5 lbs.
1st Place: Backlash | Travis & Jackie Hunter | 54.5 lbs.
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