A 685-pound blue marlin took top honors in the Offshore Division at the 75th Texas International Fishing Tournament that ended Sunday, Aug. 3 with the awards ceremony at the South Padre Island Convention Centre.
With a total registration of 1,245 anglers and 421 boats, the 75th saw an increase over last year’s registration numbers.
Highlights included the 685-pound blue marlin brought to the weigh-in dock on Friday by the No Compromise team. It was the largest blue marlin brought to the dock in over two decades.
In the Offshore Division, Joey Mahmoud (No Compromise) of Houston took top honors with a total point score of 1,370. Mahmoud also took home prizes for first place blue marline and highest offshore points.
Todd Casey of Bayview, aboard the Con Madre, won the Bay Divison with a total of 31.1 points. Casey also won honors for the heaviest trout and first place trout.