Blue Marlin Weighed-in (minimum 106″)
Blue Marlin Released
White Marlin Released
Blue Marlin 600 lbs. and over.
Highest score determines the winner(s). The boat with the most points accrued by the earliest time of their last fish released (or blue marlin boated) wins.
You have the choice to release or boat a blue marlin with a short length (Tip of Lower jaw to Fork in Tail) of 106″ or more. Since you are rewarded with 500 points for releasing a blue marlin, it doesn’t make sense to boat one that you think will not weigh 500 lbs. If you decide to boat a blue marlin, the capture and boating should be recorded on video and the time the blue marlin is hauled on board should be recorded and reported to Tournament Headquarters or a Committee Boat.
If you catch a Blue Marlin that weighs over 600 lbs., the tournament rewards your accomplishment with a 900 point bonus in addition to the 1 point per pound scoring. This bonus reflects the skill and difficulty involved in boating a large blue marlin vs. releasing any size blue marlin.
If for some reason the points and release times between boats are identical, the boat with the most blue marlin wins.
On all weighed fish, in the case of a tie, length prevails.
MANDATORY BILLFISH, OPTIONAL BILLFISH & OPTIONAL BLUE MARLIN POOLS