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10455262_309442235884834_5183999822504624717_nThree big blue marlin dominated the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic leaderboard this week as the 2014 event drew to a close. But in the end, it was the first one weighed that earned the biggest prize.

Angler Deb Hebert, fishing aboard Joe Hudson’s 68 Hatteras Iona Louise, landed a 843.7-pound blue marlin on Friday after a fight lasting more than three hours. It turned out to be the largest marlin ever caught by a lady angler in Classic history and earned Hebert the Lady Angler trophy. She also brought in a 38.6-pound dolphin on Saturday. All told, the Iona Louise pocketed $195,000 for the first place tournament award and optional entries in the blue marlin division, top crew award and third place for the dolphin. Iona Louise will represent the MGCBC in next year’s Offshore World Championship.

“I absolutely love fishing,” Hebert explained at the awards breakfast, hosted by Platinum Sponsor, the Golden Nugget Casino and Resort. Hebert only recently started participating in the sport. “I owe it all to my fiancé Joe and my team. They turned me on to fishing and now I’m hooked.”

Read the Full Post By Capt. Dave Lear – “Triple Play”

MGCBC_Categories_TopBoat

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place CONUNDRUM – 61ft. Viking Jimmy Crochet Orange Beach, AL 1200 $1,200

 

MGCBC_Categories_CatchRelease

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place CONUNDRUM – 61ft. Viking Multiple Jimmy Crochet Orange Beach, AL 1200 $2,500

 

MGCBC_Categories_BlueMarlin

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place IONA LOUISE – 60'ft. Bertram Deb Hebert Larry McMillian Montgomery, AL 843.7 $50,000
2nd Place PATIENCE – 52ft. Hatteras Andy Ryan Parker Huddle Orange Beach, AL 680.1 $20,000
3rd Place REEL WORTHLESS – 64'ft. Viking Tim Falzone Myles Colley Pensacola, FL 539.1 $10,000

 

MGCBC_Categories_Tuna

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place BLUE SMOKER – 53ft. Hatteras Brian Replogle Zach Salzman Orange Beach, AL 173.3 $10,000
2nd Place RISE UP – 52ft. Viking Bennett Dudly Jason Hallmark Destin, FL 158.5 $7,500
3rd Place DONT BLINK – 56ft. Viking Jason Benton Jeremy Floden Sandestin, FL 147.4 $5,000

 

MGCBC_Categories_Wahoo

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place MARLIN DARLIN – 70ft. Viking Jimmy Reynolds Matt Condon Ft. Myers, FL 67.5 $10,000
2nd Place FOUR REEL – 65ft. Hatteras Taylor Harvey Mike Gordy Madisonville, LA 66.3 $7,500
3rd Place COTTON PATCH – 60ft. Hatteras James Calloway James Galloway Orange Beach, AL 61.3 $5,000

 

MGCBC_Categories_Dolphin

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place BLOODSPORT – 38ft. Luhrs Brad Laquer Mike Davis Orange Beach, AL 43.3 $10,000
2nd Place BLOODSPORT – 38ft. Luhrs Pip Aljazra Mike Davis Orange Beach, AL 39.9 $7,500
3rd Place IONA LOUISE – 60ft. Bertram Deb Hebert Larry McMillian Montgomery, AL 38.6 $5,000

 

MGCBC_Categories_LadyAngler

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort
1st Place IONA LOUISE, 60ft. Bertram Deb Hebert Larry McMillian Montgomery, AL

 


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