Sixty-one boats and over four-hundred anglers participated in the 28th Annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament at the Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, NC. Anglers fished three out of four days from August 16 – 19, 2011.
Three-hundred eighty six white marlin, twenty blue marlin, and eleven sailfish were caught and released during the tournament with great sea and weather conditions the entire week.
Total prize money distributed during the Tournament was $570,955._ Bi-Op-Sea_ out of Manteo,NC took first place with 20 releases and total winning of $297,290, Capt. Jesse Granitzki. Sea Toy, also out of Manteo took second place with 18 releases and total winning of $114,024, Capt. Bull Tolson. In third place was Cacique out of Rose Haven, MD with 18 releases and winnings of $76,016, Capt. Harvey Schiflet.
In the game fish categories; Rigged Up took first place in the Tuna category with a 61.6 yellowfin tuna, first place Dolphin went to Blue Bird with a 33.2 pound dolphin, and Sea Hag took the Wahoo category, 37.5 pounds.
In addition to great fishing anglers and guests enjoyed great food and entertainment each night.