Monthly Archives: June 2016

Vertical Leap

By |2018-12-23T10:39:44+00:0006/27/2016|

LeBron James and the Cavaliers brought an NBA Championship home to Cleveland earlier this month. This past weekend, Rise Up, a Destin-based Viking 54, made a vertical leap of its own by scaling the largest blue marlin of the 14th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, earning the Grand Champion title and the [...]

Seesaw Standings

By |2018-12-23T10:29:18+00:0006/26/2016|

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 [...]

Teamwork

By |2018-12-23T10:31:07+00:0006/25/2016|

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 [...]

Sigh of Relief

By |2018-12-23T10:30:38+00:0006/24/2016|

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 [...]

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