With 253 boats from all over the east coast fishing the renown White Marlin Open Tournament in Ocean City, Jane, Tom and Lance Smith, of Bel Air, and crew on board their 43-foot custom Carolina boat, Longfin, were fortunate to get to the weigh scales and post a category win for the third time.
They had consecutive winning years with a second place white marlin, and this year they took a second place in the shark division with a 126-pound mako shark.
It was caught trolling in 300 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon on an artificially molded chugger.
Caught on Wednesday, Aug. 8, of the five-day tournament, it was in first place until a boat came in on Thursday, Aug. 9, with a heavier hammerhead shark bumping them down into second place.
Other locals on board were mate Scott Watson and Mike Watson, both of Fallston, and Greg Liebig, of Bel Air.