Seesaw Standings

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June 25, 2016; Sandestin, Florida:

It was bound to happen and ECBC Tournament Director Adam Alfonso and Weigh Master Jack Teschel knew it. Favorable conditions, beautiful weather and some of the best teams in the sport meant a gigantic pile of fish would be coming to the scales Saturday night once fishing for the 2016 contest ended. By the time the last boat officially weighed in, the leaderboard had flip-flopped faster than a politician on the stump. Dozens of heavyweights checked ...

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Teamwork

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June 25, 2016; Sandestin, Florida:

Big-game fishing is a team sport. The angler on the rod is important, without question. But he or she cannot catch a big marlin or tuna weighing hundreds of pounds on their own. The captain drives to the prime spots and then skillfully maneuvers the boat during the fight, knowing when to back down and how to turn to keep the line tight. The mates rig baits, clear lines, wire the fish and handle the gaff ...

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Sigh of Relief

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June 24, 2016; Sandestin, Florida:

Facing a nearly 200-mile run across open water with a precious cargo leaves a lot of time for what-ifs, especially with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake. But the crew of the Breathe Easy, a 68 Viking based in Orange Beach, Alabama, is living up to its namesake after scaling an 835.8-pound blue marlin Friday night. That fish vaulted the team solidly into first place with one day of competition remaining. Chad Postle of Daphne, ...

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