The team fishing with Capt. Russell Craft on Aries, a 76-foot Viking, had the lucky hand this year. Angler Jeff Friedman and family members Darin, Matthew and Jason Friedman, along with deckhand Hollis Legg, landed a 668.77-pound blue marlin that was the heaviest of the tournament. This was despite the fish losing its bill during the battle. Their marlin earned them $397,925.