15th Annual | August 22-25, 2018 | 80 Teams | $620,000 Cash Awards

Catch Statistics

324 Billfish Caught, 322 Released—17 blue marlin, 292 white marlin, 13 spearfish
Blue Marlin Weighed—683.0, 440.0 lbs.
5 Gamefish Caught—3 dolphin, 2 yellowfin tuna

Photo Gallery

2018 Photo Gallery

Team Winners

TOP FIVE TEAMS
 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1Waste KnotBarry Sawyer1,033 points / 5 wm; 683 lb. bm$60,000
 2Fin PlannerChris Gornell840 points / 12 wm$36,000
 3Poor GirlJack O'Donnell700 points / 10 wm (on time)$24,000
 4SeaHoundMike King700 points / 8 wm, 2 bmtrophy
 5WaverunnerPat Foster560 points / 6 wm, 1 bm, 1 sptrophy
BILLFISH DAILY
 DAYBOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1-1stNo Boats Fished
 1-2ndNo Boats Fished
 2-1stWaverunnerPat Foster490 points / 5 wm, 1 bm, 1 sp$42,000
 2-2ndFin PlannerChris Gornell840 points / 12 wm$18,000
 3-1stWaste KnotBarry Sawyer683 points / 683 lb. bm$42,000
 3-2ndSeaHoundMike King420 points / 6 wm$18,000
BILLFISH JACKPOT
 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1Waste KnotPat Foster1,033 points / 5 wm; 683 lb. bm$40,000
 2Fin PlannerChris Gornell840 points / 12 wm$24,000
 3Poor GirlBarry Sawyer700 points / 10 wm (on time)$16,000
HIGH ROLLERS JACKPOT
 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1Waste KnotPat Foster1,033 points / 5 wm; 683 lb. bm$60,000
 2Fin PlannerChris Gornell840 points / 12 wm$36,000
 3Poor GirlBarry Sawyer700 points / 10 wm (on time)$24,000
BLUE MARLIN JACKPOT (WINNER TAKES ALL)
 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1Waste KnotBarry Sawyer683-pound blue marlin$80,000
CHARITY MYSTERY FISH (DRAWING)
 DAYBOATCAPTAIN"WINNING CATCH"AWARD
 1No Boats Fished
 2Sea I Seadrawing$30,000
 3Croupierdrawing$30,000
GAMEFISH DIVISION
 SPECIESANGLERBOATWEIGHTAWARD
TOP DOLPHINMickey CarterDesperado (NC)13.5 lbs.$20,000
TOP TUNAJohn StukelTop Hooker48.0 lbs.$20,000
TOP WAHOOno wahoo weighed

Angler, Crew & Memorial Awards

TOP ANGLER AWARDS
AWARDANGLERBOATWINNING CATCH
JUNIOR (billfish)Liam Wilcox (8)Croupier4 wm
LADY ANGLERStacy AllenWall Hanger4 wm
OVERALL ANGLEREd GroceWaste Knot683 lb. bm
RELEASE ANGLERSean O'DonnellPoor Girl5 wm
CREW AWARD
TOP CREWWaste Knot, Capt. Barry Sawyer, Mates Nick Gowitzki & Will Ross
MEMORIAL AWARDS
WAYNE McLESKEY TOP BOAT AWARDWaste Knot
JOEL WEBB MEMORIAL TOP MATELucas Jolly on Point Runner

Cash Awarded by Team

BOATAWARDSPURSE
Waste Knot 1st Place Boat, Billfish, High Roller & Blue Marlin Jackpots, Day 3 Billfish Daily$282,000
Fin Planner 2nd Place Boat, Billfish & High Roller Jackpots, Day 2 Billfish Daily$114,000
Poor Girl 3rd Place Boat, Billfish & High Roller Jackpots$64,000
Waverunner 5th Place Boat, 1st Place Day 2 Billfish Daily$42,000
Sea I Sea Day 2 Mystery Fish$30,000
Croupier Day 3 Mystery Fish$30,000
Desperado (NC) Top Dolphin$20,000
Top Hooker Top Tuna$20,000
SeaHound 4th Place Boat, 2nd Place Day 3 Billfish Daily$18,000

2018 Tournament Fleet

Alexis
Alexis
Viking 92
Capt. Andy Morris
Home Port: Palm Beach FL
Ann Warrick
Ann Warrick
Paul Mann 76
Capt. Brad Diaz
Home Port: Manteo NC
Anticipation
Anticipation
Paul Spencer 61
Capt. Harvey Shiflet
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
A-Salt Weapon
A-Salt Weapon
Paul Mann 56
Capt. Dennis Endee
Home Port: Manteo NC
Backlash
Backlash
Purdue 56
Capt. Steve Richardson
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Big Smooth
Big Smooth (Waterman)
Ricky Scarborough 63
Capt. KP Paul
Home Port: Bahamas
Bi-Op-Sea
Bi-Op-Sea
Paul Spencer 59
Capt. Jesse Granitzki
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Builder's Choice
Builder's Choice
Jarrett Bay 64
Capt. Brent Gaskill
Home Port: New Bern NC
Chasin Tail
Chasin Tail
Paul Spencer 62
Capt. Butch Davis
Home Port: Manteo NC
Contango
Contango
Viking 52
Capt. Gary Gilmore
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Cotton Picker
Cotton Picker
Ricky Scarborough 57
Capt. Geno Sauers
Home Port: Savannah GA
Coverage
Coverage
Sportsman 61
Capt. Hunter Blount
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Croupier
Croupier
Knight & Carver 76
Capt. Will Austin
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Cuttin' Up
Cuttin' Up
Viking 52
Capt. Nick Jones
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Day Maker
Day Maker
B&D Boatworks 58
Capt. Bobby Krivohlavek
Home Port: Georgetown SC
Della Ann
Della Ann
Paul Spencer 61
Capt. Craig Baldwin
Home Port: Jupiter FL
Delta Dawn
Delta Dawn
Island Boat Works 57
Capt. Pete Manuel
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Desperado (NC)
Desperado (NC)
Taylor Made 56
Capt. Rob Barker
Home Port: Manteo NC
Desperado (VA)
Desperado (VA)
B&D Boatworks 60
Capt. Justin Ratcliff
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Diamond Girl
Diamond Girl
Weaver Boat Works 68
Capt. Gabe Soriente
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Doc Fees
Doc Fees
Jarrett Bay 58
Capt. Taylor Pleasant
Home Port: Wrightsville Beach NC
Don't Panic
Don't Panic
Viking 43
Capt. Carl Beale
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Electric Bill
Electric Bill
Paul Spencer 60
Capt. Phillip Fender
Home Port: Charleston SC
Evelyn Kennedy
Evelyn Kennedy
Ricky Scarborough 48
Capt. Kevin Pankoke
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Eye Catcher
Eye Catcher
Garlington 61
Capt. Derek Jarrett
Home Port: Wrightsville Beach NC
Fender Bender
Fender Bender
Jarrett Bay 55
Capt. Bobby Whelan
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Fin Again
Fin Again
Gary Davis 50
Capt. Duane Matthews
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Fin Planner
Fin Planner
Buddy Harris 58
Capt. Chris Gornell
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Freestyle
Freestyle
Blackwell 61
Capt. Kenny Sexton
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Full Pull
Full Pull
Croswait Brothers 57
Capt. Ryan Riggs
Home Port: Charleston SC
Goombay
Goombay
Weaver Boat Works 62
Capt. Brian Peele
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Gratitude
Gratitude
Paul Spencer 66
Capt. Dan Spencer
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Haphazard
Haphazard
Billy Holton 61
Capt. Joey Belton
Home Port: Manteo NC
Home Run
Home Run
Paul Spencer 60
Capt. Grant Bentley
Home Port: Edisto Beach SC
Juggernaut
Juggernaut
Custom 36
Capt. Kelly Hanchey
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Just Right
Just Right
Viking 56
Capt. Robbie Brown
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Katherine Anne
Katherine Anne
Paul Spencer 63
Capt. Backlash Davis
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Knot Done Yet
Knot Done Yet
Viking 64
Capt. Mark Rogers
Home Port: Elon NC
Legacy
Legacy
Bobby Sullivan 57
Capt. Jordan Croswait
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Mama C
Mama C
Bayliss 60
Capt. Elliott Curry
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Martha D
Martha D
Viking 52
Capt. Scott Fawcett
Home Port: Chesapeake City MD
Micabe
Micabe
Jarrett Bay 55
Capt. Jay Weaver
Home Port: Hilton Head SC
Mimi
Mimi
Garlington 61
Capt. Billy Carroll
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Mister Pete
Mister Pete
C&L 58
Capt. Alan Neiford
Home Port: Charleston SC
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
Garlington 63
Capt. Michael Mattson
Home Port: Charleston SC
Obsession
Obsession
Sheldon Midgett 55
Capt. Jeff Ross
Home Port: Manteo NC
Outlaw
Outlaw
Island Boat Works 57
Capt. Rom Whitaker
Home Port: Hatteras NC
Plane Simple
Plane Simple
Paul Spencer 70
Capt. Jimmy Werling
Home Port: Satellite Beach FL
Point Runner
Point Runner
Guthrie 60
Capt. Chris Kubik
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Poor Girl
Poor Girl
Paul Mann 65
Capt. Jack O'Donnell
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Qualifier
Qualifier
Paul Mann 56
Capt. Fin Gaddy
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Reelin N Dealin
Reelin N Dealin
Blackwell 62
Capt. Taylor Christian
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Rigged Up
Rigged Up
Omie Tillet 54
Capt. Charles Haywood
Home Port: Manteo NC
Saga
Saga
Ricky Scarborough 60
Capt. Randy Abbitt
Home Port: Manteo NC
Sally Girl
Sally Girl
Ricky Scarborough 57
Capt. Jason Krahenbill
Home Port: Edenton NC
Sandman
Sandman
Ocean Yacht 46
Capt. Brian Leonard
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Sea Hound
Sea Hound
Core Sound Marine 58
Capt. Mike King
Home Port: Kure Beach NC
Sea I Sea
Sea I Sea
Viking 72
Capt. Rob Mahoney
Home Port: Manteo NC
Sea Striker
Sea Striker
Jarrett Bay 61
Capt. Adrian Holler
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Sea Toy
Sea Toy
Paul Spencer 59
Capt. Bull Tolson
Home Port: Manteo NC
Sea Trader
Sea Trader
Hatteras 60
Capt. Shey Mahoney
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Sensation
Sensation
Jarrett Bay 52
Capt. Dale Britt
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Skiligal
Skiligal
Buddy Cannady 52
Capt. Dave Peck
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Skirt Chaser
Skirt Chaser
Buddy Cannady 53
Capt. Barry Daniels
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Smoker
Smoker
Irvin Forbes 58
Capt. Brynner Parks
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Sniper
Sniper
Paul Mann 58
Capt. Jimmy Bayne
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Starflite
Starflite
Jarrett Bay 54
Capt. Joey Johnson
Home Port: Beaufort NC
Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
Paul Spencer 60
Capt. Timmy Kidwell
Home Port: Wrightsville Beach NC
Tippecanoe
Tippecanoe
Viking 56
Capt. Matt Bailey
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Top Hooker
Top Hooker
Blackwell 61
Capt. Will Atkinson
Home Port: Manteo NC
Trash Man
Trash Man
Weaver Boat Works 59
Capt. Shelby Myrick
Home Port: Savannah GA
Underdog
Underdog
Island Boat Works 57
Capt. Jake Hiles
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Victory Lap
Victory Lap
Viking 61
Capt. Neil Sykes
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Viking 68
Viking 68
Viking 68
Capt. Scott Adams
Home Port: New Gretna NJ
Wall Hanger
Wall Hanger
Paul Spencer 59
Capt. Gray Blount
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Waste Knot
Waste Knot
Sunny Briggs 56
Capt. Barry Sawyer
Home Port: Manteo NC
Waverunner
Waverunner
Bobby Sullivan 53
Capt. Pat Foster
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Weldor's Ark
Weldor's Ark
Jarrett Bay 55
Capt. Mike Taylor
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Wildlife
Wildlife
Paul Mann 60
Capt. Jamie Brown
Home Port: Charleston SC
Wired Up
Wired Up
Tim Winter 62
Capt. Neal Klar
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA