(May 30, 2014) Fourteen boats headed offshore while one angler fished from shore during the Ocean City Marlin Club’s fifth annual Memorial Day Bluefish Tournament.
Three boats fished last Saturday, while the rest of the field went out in search of bluefish on Sunday. Four fish were brought to the Sunset Marina scale in West Ocean City.
The Sea Hunt 26 had bluefish land in the first-, second- and third-place spots. Robin Ritter and Ron Vito reeled in .75-, .50- and .30-pound bluefish.
Chris Evans hooked a .10-pound bluefish aboard the Last Call.
The Sea Hunt crew was awarded $495. Because of participation in more added entry level calcuttas, the Last Call team won $3,735.
“Bluefish fishing was slow. Small fish in the bay, none in the ocean,” said Franky Pettolina, OCMC president and tournament co-director. “We had nice weather and a decent turnout.”
A portion of the entry fee will again be donated to the Catherine & Charles Kratz Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund, which provides support, encouragement and a better life for veterans.
Pettolina said about $2,000 will be presented to the foundation.
For more information about upcoming OCMC tournaments, call 410-213-1613. To learn more about the Catherine & Charles Kratz Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund, visit www.kratzmemorialfoundation.com.