The Es Mucho team must have been feeling the heat as they watched their lead dwindle down to just 200 points with only four hours left to fish on the third and final day of the Sea Horse Anglers Club Tournament. But they prevailed with an additional blue marlin release to give them a total of five blues and one white marlin, good enough for the win. The team was led by Bermuda veteran Capt. Allen DeSilva and included charter guests Clifton and Teresa Brewer, Jeffrey and Sonya Dutton and Jeffrey DeSilva, along with mates Morgan Outerbridge and Gethin Aderly. They will have the opportunity to represent the Sea Horse Anglers Club Tournament in the 2017 Offshore World Championship.
Seamaster finished in second place with four blue marlin releases. The team consists of Dan, Jacqueline, and Joseph Devine, Clark Brandt and Jeremy Brandt and mate Pete Lewis. Owner Dan Doyle and Capt. Danny Hearn put the Blank Check team in third place, also with four blue marlin releases in the tournament. No Vacancy‘s Thomas Walsh scored four blue marlin releases to take top angler honors.
The Sea Toy team, led by Capt. Bull Tolson, landed the largest blue marlin of the event. Their fish, a 765-pounder, went deep and died during the fight. Angler James Freeman slowly planed the fish up from the depths, where the team successfully boated the fish after four and a half long hours. Game Changer boated a 599-pound blue marlin, and the Reel Addiction team landed a 562-pound blue to round out the top three.