The Haulin’ Grass team of Capt. Brian Turner, Ryan Farner, Tim Deal, Jeremy Taylor, Todd Borden and Tyler Levesque won the Crosthwait Extreme Billfish Tournament, the second leg of the West Coast Triple Crown Series. The team released a doubleheader of blue marlin along with a white marlin for the win in the tournament. The marlin were caught well off the edge of the depth contour in over 10,000 feet of water southwest of Tampa Bay, while the white marlin was released south of an area known as The Steps.
Capt. Ken Cummins landed in second place with his Hooker team. They also had a pair of blue marlin and were able to add a sailfish to their release totals. Capt. Carl Muscalino and the Southpaw team slid into third place with one blue marlin and one white marlin released. The Southpaw team also weighed the event’s largest tuna, a 125.36-pound yellowfin.
The Haulin’ Grass team is currently in second place in the Florida West Coast Triple Crown, a three tournament series that offers a $50,000 winner take all cash prize to the team amassing the most points in the events. Southpaw leads the series with 1,852 points; Haulin’ Grass is second with 1,352 points and No Limit third with 1,202 points. The Series Champion will be determined at the third and final leg, the 44th Annual LOOP Tournament, which takes place Aug. 23-27, 2016.