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Total of 108 ladies compete in Heels and Reels tourney

(Aug. 9, 2013) Twenty boats carrying approximately 108 female anglers competed in the Ocean City Marlin Club’s fifth annual Heels and Reels Ladies Tournament, held Aug. 2-3.

Tournament Co-Director Amanda Shick said two blue marlin and seven white marlin were released.

“We were pleasantly surprised with the number of lady anglers who participated,” she said.

All fish were weighed at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City and the tournament ended with an awards banquet last Saturday evening. A total of $20,610 was paid out to tournament winners.

“We think of fishing tournaments as a group of guys out theRE and a cooler full of beer but this gets the ladies involved,” Frank Pettolina, president of the Ocean City Marlin Club and tournament co-director said before the competition. “It’s a big day on the water in the summer when they’re just having fun with it.”

The results are as follows:

•Billfish Release: First, 250 points, Grane Pez, $1,350; Second, 200 points, Reel Fantasy, $7,065; Third, 150 points, Odinspear, $1,593; Fourth, 100 points, Reel Pushy, $702.

•Tuna: First, 174 pounds, M.R. Ducks, Katie Tyler, $1,440; Second, 172 pounds, Reel Fantasy, $6,399; Third, 54 pounds, Slaughterhouse, Kim Baer, $2,061.

•Top Junior Angler: Emma Campbell, Reel Estate, White Marlin Release.

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