David Anderson’s team on Krazy Salt’s wasted no time showing the 27 teams fishing the Bahamas Billfish Championship’s leg in Marsh Harbour that they were out for victory.
On the first day of the tournament, Krazy Salt’s caught and released three blue marlin and a sailfish for an impressive 1,900 points. By contrast, day two was nonproductive for the 70-foot Viking. With the forecast for westerly winds, Krazy Salt’s opted to use day three as their lay day. Krazy Salt’s added another blue marlin and a white marlin on the final day to finish the third leg of the 2012 BBC series with 2,700 points and first place.
Krazy Salt’s was not the only team busy catching blue marlin. Fishing only their second-ever BBC tournament, team Island Time released a blue marlin on day one and two blues on day four to edge out the winner of the Harbour Island Championship, Fa-La-Me, on time. On day four Fa-La-Me hooked with their forth blue marlin of the tournament just before the call for lines out. Whether Fa-La-Me finished second or third depended upon catching this fish. Frank Rodriguez’s team continued to battle the big blue for three and a half hours before losing the fish at 6:39 p.m.
Top Captain and Top Crew trophies were awarded to Capt. Keith Greenberg and the crew of Krazy Salt’s. During the tournament, the fleet caught and released a total of 35 billfish — 22 blue marlin, nine white marlin and four sailfish. At all BBC tournaments, catches and releases are validated using time-and-date stamped digital images.
The third place finish at the Marsh Harbour Championship enabled Fa-La-Me to improve its lead in the overall standings for the 2012 Bahamas Billfish Championship to 6,700 points. Miss Annie remains in second place overall with 5,400 points. Moving into third place in the overall standings is Wave Paver with 4,100 points.
For more information on the BBC, visit www.bahamasbillfish.com.