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Orange Beach Billfish Classic Fishing Report - May 14, 2019

Date of trip: May 14, 2019
Posted May 24, 2019 by FishTrack Member
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Orange Beach Billfish Classic

The Orange Beach Billfish Classic kicked off the Gulf Coast Triple Crown with 48 boats chasing blue marlin and more than $1 million in prize money. Nathan Neames, on the Viking 70 Reel Fire, claimed 3rd Place Blue Marlin with a 376-pound blue which measured 108 inches. Reel Fire also took 2nd in the Release category with two blue marlin. Born to Run, a Viking 72, was the 3rd Place Release team based on time.
Top Tuna and 2nd Place Wahoo went to angler Bill Butler on the Viking 61 Crawgator with an 825.6-pound bluefin and 45.2-pound 'hoo. Stewart Fickel on the Viking 56 Hot Rod weighed a 735-pound tuna for 2nd Place in that division. A Team, a Viking 43, had the 2nd Place Dolphin with a 36.6-pound fish. Katie Gonsoulin, fishing on Jon Gonsoulin's Viking 70 Done Deal, was the Top Lady Angler with two blue releases.

Summer Calendar

It's here! With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, the summer season has unofficially kicked off and the crew at the Viking Yacht Company have our calendars filled. Download this handy cheat sheet here to see what's happening on the water. And look for our company and dealer demos up and down the East Coast fishing the hottest tournaments. See you on the docks.

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