A white marlin and a blue marlin ended the drought of the marlins on Day 4 of the White Marlin Open in Ocean City Thursday.
Texas angler Keeley Megarity reeled in a 71.5-pound marlin aboard C- Student to earn himself a potential payout of $2.8 million.
Maryland angler Bill Britt brought in a monster 511-pound blue marlin to potentially end the tournament with a $960,000 check.
These were the only qualifying marlins to be brought to Harbour Island Marina scales, although not the only changes to the leader board with just one day left to fish. A whopping 59.5-pound mahi was brought in by Frank Sinito Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, to claim the top spot in the dolphin category.
Here’s the leader board after Day 4 at White Marlin Open
71.5 lbs: C- Student, Southside, Texas; Keeley Megarity , Houston, Texas; $2,800,000
511 lbs: Cabana, Fenwick Island, Del.; Bill Britt, Silver Spring, Md.; $960,000
247.5 lbs: Southern C’s, Ocean City; Jason Hersh, Maple Glen, Pa.; $940,000
246.5 lbs: Big Stick, Ocean City; Anderson Bowen, Suwanee, Ga.; $100,000
242.5 lbs: Komotose. Manteo, N.C.; Richard Hawse, Pasadena, Md.; $320,000
71 lbs: Jenny Poo, Palm Beach, Fla.; Chris Thompson, Mt. Airy, Md.; $20,000
54 lbs: WaterMarlin, Seaford, Del.; Hans Mulford, Seaford, Del.; $20,000
51.5 lbs; Irish Twin; Patrick Brown; Miami, Fla.; $18,000
59.5 lbs: Irene, Stuart, Fla.; Frank Sinito Jr., Cleveland, Ohio; $24,000
29 lbs; 10-4 Joker, Chincoteague, Va.; Vernon Merritt Jr., Chincoteague, Va.; $91,000
28 lbs.: JEB, Ocean City; Vince Piaccinini, Lutherville, Md.; $20,000
WHITE MARLIN OPEN DAY 4:White and blue marlins roll into the scales on day 4
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