Downtime fished the first day of the June 14-16 event, then waited through the second day to see if the field of 205 boats would come through with a bigger fish. It didn't.
Lawrence Allen of Raleigh finished second with a 35.30-pound king caught on Hot Rod/Woody, and Joshua Baker of Camden, S.C., took third on the Aqua Loco with a 33.30-pound king that won Top Senior Angler honors for Anthony Ford.
The top small boat in the tournament was the Water Boarder, with Michael Kidd and crew from Holden Beach taking a 27.86-pound fish. Austin Aycock of Shallotte earned Top Junior Angler Honors for the 24.50-pound king caught on the Hail Yeah.
Prizes were also awarded for the largest cobia, dolphin and Spanish mackerel. The Fishing Too, with Capt. Darrell Starnes and crew from Rock Hill, S.C. caught a 33.85-pound cobia to win that category. John Masters of Raleigh and the crew of the Rush Hour caught the largest dolphin at 14.80 pounds. Kenneth Clark of Wilmington and the Never-E-Nuff topped the Spanish mackerel category with a 5.75 pounder.
Oak Island Kids Fishing Derby, June 15
First Fish: Kendyll Medlin; Most Fish: Emma Caliver and Michael Atkins (tie), 12. Outstanding Catches: Michael Atkins, flying fish; Michael Smith, 14-inch trout; Savannah Hulelu, 18-inch ladyfish, 12-inch bluefish.
Shallotte Point Flounder Tournament, June 14-15
1. Fred Davis-Leah Davis Inscore, 7.21 pounds; 2. John Starns-Nita Starns, 7.04; 3. Dewayne Kirby-Chris Robinson, 21.49 (5-fish aggregate); 4. Adam Sellers, 6.81; 5. Tracy Lefler-Ola Bea Lefler-Travis Lefler, 6.66; 6. Tim Parnell, 6.65. Top Lady Angler, Ola Bea Lefler, 3.89; Top Senior Angler: Steve Clontz, 5.83. Top Junior Angler (Friday): Travis Lefler, 3.35. Top Junior Angler (Saturday): Travis Lefler, 6.66.
Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, Morehead City, June 10-15
Heaviest Blue Marlin: 1. Hatteras Fever II (Buddy Hooper), 465.3 pounds; 2. Sensation (Dale Britt), 423.8. Marlin Release: 1. Sea Toy (Bull Tolson), 1,425 points; 2. Maggie (Randy Bryant), 1,300; 3. Let It Be (Glynn Lofton), 1,200. Junior Angler Release: 1. William Farrior III (Job Site), 1 blue, 1 white. Dolphin: 1. Bootlegger (Jimmy Canoy); 2. Inspiration (Casey Wagner), 51.1. Tuna: 1. Bil-Buster, John Steele II, 64.80; 2. Irish Ayes (Brent Johnston), 59.5. Wahoo: 1. Magic Moment (Fred Willis); 2. Waters Edge (Robert Hollingsworth), 56.8. Junior Angler Gamefish: Sea Hag (Luke Ledford), 45.2-pound dolphin.
Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament, June 8-9, Morehead City
Billfish Release: 1. Fight-N-Lady (Jessica Proctor-Pete Zook), 400; 2. Galot III (Amy Mullins-Guy Herring), 400; 3. Bill Collector (Linda Matthews-Stephen Draughon), 400. Dolphin: 1. Safari (Marci Godwin-Kevin Gaylord), 42.2 pounds. Wahoo: 1. Safari (Michelle Litchfield-Kevin Gaylord), 47.3. Tuna: Bootlegger (Jana Fogleman-Jimmy Canoy), 47.6.
IFA Redfish Tour, June 8, Charleston, S.C.
1. John Hislop/Rick Patterson (Cape Carteret), 8.61; 2. Rennie Clark Jr.-Drew Arndt (Wilmington), 7.59; 3. Tom Player-Andy Nelms, 7.45; 4. Ray Melvin-Jason Price, 6.92; 5. Matt Lamb-Ray Lamb (Atlantic Beach), 6.33.
IFA/Kayak Tour, June 9, Charleston, S.C.
1. Eddie Cabler, 51.1 inches; 2. D.J. Cabler, 49; 3. Roger Bump, 48.31; 4. John Chapman, 48.0; 5. Jason Schall, 45.0. Big Redfish: John Chapman, 31.50.