Blue Marlin Evades Anglers at Sportfishing Classic

by September 26, 2011 • 3 comments

The anglers tried, but the Blue Marlin evaded being caught at this year’s 2nd Annual Panama City Beach Sportfishing Classic.

Nonetheless, last weekend’s Sportfishing Classic was a huge success with 34 boats registered and over 2500 lbs of fish caught.  Varieties included Swordfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin.

The largest Swordfish that was brought in was a monster 225 lbs.

Once the fish were brought in and admitted to the tournament, they became property of the tourney.  And the tourney decided they wanted to cook their new-found property and serve it to the attendees.  Chef Konrad Jochum from Boatyard was grilling up the fresh catches.

Full results


  1. Reel Comfort – Martin Flowers – 225 lbs – won $15,500
  2. Linda Gale – Mark Revell – 120 lbs – won $9,500


  1. Committed – John Lee – 87.6 lbs – won $12,500
  2. Salt Crusher – Jason Hines – 85.8 lbs – won $7,500
  3. Salt Crusher – Josh Conyers – 84.8 lbs – won $5,000


  1. Reef Dog – Jake Quave – 89.2 lbs – won $12,500
  2. Iona Louise – Woody Woods – 61.8 lbs – won $7,500
  3. Perseverance – Justin Friez – 47.6 lbs – won $5,000


  1. Cazador – Joey Sostheim – 23.6 lbs – won $12,500
  2. Reel Sorry – Pat Hymel – 18.6 lbs – won $7,500
  3. Sea Ya Later – Brian Beighey – 18 lbs – won $5,000
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1 Cathy September 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

We had to leave PCB on Sat. morning, end of vacation for us… so, I missed all this great fishin’ action.
Thanks so much for the fantastic photos…. looks like this was a great way to end a wonderful week!
Congratulations to all of the winners, way to go!


2 Kiran January 13, 2014 at 2:56 am

Kevin, that brought a smile to my face. Firstly, cause of your imeonvpmert. And second, because of the grin on your face while you where slammin those poses.Im thinking of you as a talented mechanic that is working on his car. You used to have a title winning Formula 1 race car.Now, what you have is a Ferrari that that has been sitting in the garage for a while. It’s still a higher quality machine than 97% of other cars on the road. BUT, with some attention and adjustments through hard work, it will transform into that Formula 1 car again that no one can compete with.