Sandestin, FL-- It's not unusual in events like the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic that we see very few or no fish at all weighed in on Friday night of the event. The weigh in scale is open from 4 until 9 o'clock tonight.
Usually half of the fleet weighs in their catches on Saturday. We have 70 boats fishing so we are going to see 35-40 boats weigh in their fish tomorrow night between 4 and 10 o'clock.
And who knows we might just see another fish like this one, Travis Dorland, fishing on "Done Deal", a Louisiana based boat bringing in for this event, a record breaking Marlin.
"Yeah, it was rough and we were done a little bit and that was at 11 o'clock in the morning and we were down to our last bait but you know it all came together and we got lucky. Absolutely we expect to do that again, we expect to do better."
Whatever that recipe for landing that fish, well it's a recipe worth repeating and that's exactly what "Done Deal" intends to do,
"You do the same thing over and over. I mean all you really gotta do is try. That's all you can do. That's what our plan is, were gonna try and go and separate ourselves from the herd a little bit and try to go a little bit further. Not necessarily to get to a fish but give ourselves a better chance to get a shot at that fish and not have to fight everybody else for that fish."
And again, the weigh in scale stays open until 10 o'clock tonight. We'll show you whatever fish weigh in tonight at 10 and tomorrow expect a whole lot of fish weigh in between 4 and 10 o'clock.