Thirty-one boats fished the 2016 Hatteras Village Offshore Open, competing for a total prize purse of $99,875. Cat Baby, captained by John Henry, took first place in the billfish division with 1,297 points, banking $44,401 in tournament cash. Sea Toy finished second with 1,200 points, while third place went to Coverage with 1,000 points.
Hammer Time released the first blue marlin of the tournament but it was Keith Henry aboard Cat Baby who would land the largest blue marlin of the tournament at 648.5 pounds. Sea Toy released two blue marlin on Wednesday for a total of 800 points, and Coverage repeated that performance on Thursday. On Friday, Tuna Duck released a blue and a white for a total of 600 points and Sea Toy added a third blue marlin to their score on Saturday to move into second place with 1,200 points. They also boated a nice 65.11-pound mahimahi to win that category, while Chaser caught the largest wahoo at 31.5 pounds.