Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Salt Patrol Fall Marlin Classic Nov 2011

Salt Patrol congratulates Team Blue Fin for taking the overall win as tournament champions fishing onboard El Tio with 2800 points. Team Blue Fin is the first team to ever win the Fall Marlin Classic twice and also with a back to back win. Way to go guys! We had anglers from England, Germany, Canada, Alaska, Washington and from across the US making this a truly international tournament.

Anglers in the Fall Marlin Classic caught and released close to a hundred marlin in this 3 day event with two blue marlin to 400lbs caught during the tournament. Day one was flat water and hot fishing, with Team Blue Fin and Team Lowrance running neck in neck. Day two the wind picked up, very unusual for early November but our NW & Alaska anglers battled through as it was still anyone’s tournament to win and what the heck, wind, not like that’s an issue back home fishing. The final fishing day was again on some great flat Sea of Cortez water but tougher fishing. All the teams fought it out and it was still great overall catch numbers once again this year.

Here are the final results and we look forward to seeing you all again next November. For More tournament pictures Click Here

Final standings:

1st Place-Team Blue Fin- 2800 points

2nd Place-Team Lowrance-1825 points

3rd Place Team-Bill Fighter-1725 points

Largest Dorado was caught by Jerry Henderson 27lbs

Largest Wahoo was caught by Merca Azghr 37lbs

After the first day of offshore fishing we held our first Shoreline Derby Beach Fishing Competition in front of the resort with 19 anglers taking part.


1st Place: Mark Douglas

2nd Place Tie: Dan Groff & Mike Sheridan

Team Tee Shirt Competition was won by: A Trio of English Gentleman

We would also like to thank our 2011 sponsors: Van Wormer Resorts, Salt Life, Lowrance, Scotty, Ballyhood, Kone Zone, Silver Horde, 4 Wheel Parts, Pro-Troll, Snachin Lips Custom Fishing Rods.