Tuna Open’s Top Whopper a 130-Pounder



The Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club compensated out $144,325 in prize cash at least week’s next yearly Tuna Open. The function drew 66 boats.
The initially-put finisher was Bacon Wrapped, coming away with $38,787. Totalmess was next with $28,350. They were followed by Random Chaos, $16,965 Crazytuna, $15,315 and Reeldetermined, $13,920.
4-Reel captured initially location for the heaviest tuna, landing a 130-pound massive-eye whopper, much more than twice the sizing of the 60-pound major-eye landed by Bacon Wrapped. Coming in third was Yeah Toddler, whose crew landed a 50-pound yellowfin.
“The 130-pounder was so huge, it took rather a when for the crew to get it out of the fish box to the weigh station,” mentioned Bob Percopo, the club’s angling chairman.
He said fishing took position from up to 101 miles out to sea from the Minor Egg buoy, situated off Beach Haven.
“The most significant fish have been having caught close to 60 miles out,” he claimed,
Percopo reported circumstances had been substantially better this 12 months than all through the inaugural function in 2021 when the U.S. Coastline Guard helped rescue six participants whose boat took on water. The craft was owned by Steve Palmer, owner of Jingles Bait and Tackle Shop in North Beach Haven.
“We went from flat seas to tough seas within just a handful of minutes,” stated Percopo. “I have a 33-foot boat, and a handful of moments it nearly went vertical. We have been caught off-guard due to the fact these circumstances had been not in the forecast.”
Percopo mentioned that there had been windy circumstances final Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Not a lot of boats went out on those people two days, but at minimum that was in the forecast so if they went out they ended up geared up for it,” he reported.
For total benefits, log on to bhmtc.com and click on on “Tuna Open.”  —E.E.

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