Tuna, The Big Story Yesterday in the White Marlin Open

Aug 9, 2018

Credit White Marlin Open website

It was the third day of the White Marlin Open.

And the big news was all about tuna.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Chuck Matatall of New York brought in a 73.5 pound tuna putting him in first place.

If he maintains that lead that will mean a $470-thousand prize.

Meanwhile, Jimmy “Jet Lag” Jones of Slaughter Beach pulled in a 59 pound white marlin but failed to meet the 70 pound requirement.

There were 129 boats that went out yesterday the least number since the beginning of the 45th annual tournament.