The "Quicset" topped a field of 65 boats and
283 anglers to capture first place money in the 8th
Annual Poor Girls Open, held last weekend at Bahia
marina in Ocean City.
Crouse of Ocean City caught and released a white
marlin, while Jen Swanton, also a resort local,
released her first blue marlin to give the
"Quicset" a total of 210 points. Anglers were
awarded 100 points for a white marlin or sailfish
release and 110 points for a blue marlin
what may be a first for the tournament, all three of
the top boats caught a blue marlin and a white marlin
for an identical score, so all three positions were
decided on the time the second fish was caught. The
"Quicset" edged out their competitors by just a
matter of minutes.
addition to Crouse and Swanton, the "Quicset"
anglers included Michele Keriotis, Michelle Burgoon
and Cammie Skillman. The crew consisted of Capt. Scott
Kenneys, mate Jim Ruppert and Mate Mike Ruppert. The
fish were caught in about 110 fathoms in the Baltimore
Canyon. For their efforts, the girls on the
"Quicset" won a total of $18,300.
Photo Caption: The girls of the
"Quicset" and their crew
posed after winning the 8th Annual Poor Girls
Open, held last August at Bahia Marina. The
Anglers included Kim Crouse, Jen Swanton,
Michele Keriotis, Michelle Burgoon and Cammie
Skillman. The crew consisted of Capt. Scott
Kenneys, Mate Jim Ruppert and Mate Mike Ruppert.
Also pictured is owner Nolen Graves.
place in the billfish points category went to the
"Reel'n & Deal'n" with Capt. Tommy Baldwin, Mate
mark Aiello and Mate John Knight. Angler Chris Aiello
released her first blue marlin, while Joyce Corbin
released a white marlin to give them 210 points. The
fish were caught in 100 fathoms at Poor Man's Canyon
and brought a total of $10,980 in prize
place in billfish release points went to the "Reel
Action" with Capt. Butch Davis, Mate Shawn Bohlen and
2nd Mate Damon Smith. Angler Diane Burley, of
Parsonsburg, MD, caught and released a blue marlin and
a white marlin for 210 points. Her efforts earned
$6,600 in prize money. The fish were taken in 100
fathoms north of the Washington Canyon near the
Rockpile. Burley caught the estimated 300 lb. blue
marlin on 30 lb. test and the white on 20 lb.